Sunday, May 23, 2010

Score one for the starving artist

So whatever was put into my head about art fairs was completely abolished yesterday. I had an amazing time, made some AWSOME money, and met really cool people. Not one buthead. It didn't have the air of a gallery. It's like comparing apples and oranges. The variety I had was impressive and people bought from all types of art that I do. This also tells me the "painter" "sculpture" BOX most artists put themselves into isn't me, I do it all! I'm an artist and I sold over 40+ pieces of art. (I should have kept a tally?) I sold to all types of cool people and love the fact that my art will hang on their walls! One woman is even sending a collage to her sister (an engineer) to Harlem, NY. Umm yeah my bucket list is to show in NY, and in a twisted sort of way this kinda maybe counts!! At least in my twisted head. :) I have been invited to two other art fairs and think I will look into them in a serious way! Who knows that "right person " might see my art and I may get into a "big city" gallery! Heck yeah.

And on a side note the side business I want to start was tested yesterday and came to be a huge success. So I think I will continue with my website building and marketing for it... Maybe I can end up on oprah like the crock people did!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

i bit the bullet...

i have bought a booth at a local art fair.
i don't know how i feel about this.
it feels....well.... odd.
i have only showed my work in galleries.
now i feel as if i'm peddling my stuff at a yard sale type event.

but for the past 1 to 2 years i don't have the money to "make art" and to "show art"
i have chosen to make art.
so i have boxes of stuff everywhere, in every corner
i have been asked to be apart of a few shows. awesome.
this makes me feel like my work speaks for itself.
i have sold too many pieces to count.
i love that someone likes my stuff enough to hang it on their wall!

so i am holding my final verdict until after this show.
i will count it as a success if i AT LEAST...
make my money back that i have spent to rent the booth and tables.
i have made a few fun/clever pieces specifically for targeting people to "buy"

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

yes i am a writer...

I feel like getting this down for historical sake. There is no real value in what you are about to read.

once upon a time...

A "ginormous" bull lives in a sunny green pasture.
He frolics and eats his weight in grass.
He has the girls at his disposal.
He lives the life of a superstar stud bull.

Then one night he gets bored,
or decides the grass may be greener on the other side of the fence.
He breaks free and goes on an adventure...

SMACK, CRASH, BANG, *insert noises of a major vehicle cash here*

only to be struck by an oncoming van.
A van carrying two lucky ass people since the bull is darn near as big as the van.
A van with such severe damage ya think it was car/18wheeler, instead of car/cow

Bull with his tongue hanging out and feet stuck straight out
he is flat dead.
A chain is fastened around the bull's neck attached to the back of a pick-up truck.
As the poor dead bull gets pulled away before the eyes of all
we must remember the grass isn't always greener on the other side.


yes i did see this and yes it was like a version of the twilight zone. and even though i shot video of the bull getting whisked away by chain we sure the hell didn't air it! lol

Monday, May 10, 2010

random rockets,

why yes i did get to hold and play with a timber rattlesnake for a story for work. i also got his latest shed skin in the mail which to me, is a treasure. his name is Hollywood and he is 60inches long and over 7lbs.

a photo from the arch in st. louis awhile back. just one leg of the arch that is...

even tragedy can be pretty, a grain bin explosion hurting four people, but the rainbow is amazing!

a shot of some flowers in my front yard from a worms perspective of course.... :0)