Well the sun's been shining and I'm busy making hay. Sold heaps of bags at the markets last week and have at least 5 more open days in the studio before Christmas! Heaps to do!
16 November, 2006
I've decided that my next ad will have a headline that tells people that I love to work with children and animals - and therefore promote my commission work for the two most popular requests that I have. I have booked 4 ads in revive magazine (I can't believe how much I'm spending!) and 3 are pre-Christmas so will promote bags, but the other is in Jan/Feb so I think commissions are more appropriate. Here are two cat paintings painted as a birthday gift to a husband - belated because my client happened to have a baby before she could get me photos of the cats with their eyes actually open. So I got to meet the sweet 5 week old and reminisce about how difficult it is to do anything when you bring home your first baby ... but how somehow you manage better when you've got two. Lovely memories.
12 November, 2006
08 November, 2006
Well, I managed to back the horse that came third - and a heap of others that didn't come first or second - but it was a lovely and successful Melbourne Cup Luncheon at Fire + Ice yesterday. My business, Bravo Events, organised it, and I was particularly proud of our tulip table decorations and hot pink table runners. They added a real sense of occasion to the day!
03 November, 2006
These are some of the stages of a commission I painted for a very popular Brisbane footballer, Gordon - and when it was delivered he rang to tell me he "didn't know what to say to an artist, but I get man of the match!" What a compliment!