New work

Threshold

Pencil on 9 x 12, 140-pound watercolor paper. Very busy. Managed this one at my son’s basketball practice this evening.

The Juggler

The Juggler

Sometimes you can’t keep all the balls in the air no matter how hard you try or want to.

Something new: A still life

The theme for this month for the Creative Every Day Challenge is “new.” Creating a still life is certainly something new for me. I generally don’t do them because they require focusing on objects for prolonged periods of time that I usually don’t have. However, the theme for an art show that I’m hoping to get into inspired me to at least try one. This is a pastel, ink, pencil drawing on paper, 18 x 24, that I made using a referral photo that I shot. I spent time working on it during my son’s basketball practice session Friday night and this weekend in little spurts. Originally, I thought I would cut it up into pieces to play around with the structure of it. But the more I looked at it, the more I liked it as a whole. So, here it is, something new, “Sweet and Sour.”

First new work of the new year

January 2012 business goals

Happy New Year! What a great time to start off fresh with renewed energy to continue to push my business forward step by step. At the end of the year at a vendor event a lot of ideas came to me regarding improving my business, especially when I’m at a vendor fair. For example, I realized that I need more signage for my table so that I can strengthen my Creations by Coleman brand. So this year, I’m planning to get a banner and other signage created so people can start to recognize my logo and remember the name of the business. And, now that craft fair season is over for me for a bit, I’m planning to add a lot of items to my Etsy store, hoping that I’ll start to sell there. I haven’t sold anything on the site yet, but I don’t want to give up yet.

So here are my goals for the month of January, as part of my effort to check in more often with the artist business meetup group at Athena Dreams:

  • Investigate the cost of creating a banner and other table signage.
  • Add 10 items to Etsy shop.
  • Add size information and pricing on at least five works of art on my sandycoleman.com web site.
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