Wednesday, June 02, 2010
I've been up to my ears in work and prints and marketing and haven't had a lot of time to do much drawing or painting.
Today I picked up the proofs for three new giclees that I will have available next week. The pieces that will be printed are Masai Portrait, Koi Pool and Frozen Door to Dawn. I will have more details on how to purchase them within the next few days.
Then I'll officially be in the poor house for awhile, as besides the giclees I've had additional printing done for a trial run I was lucky enough to have approved by the Historic Sites Association in Newfoundland for their Heritage Shops. Its a small order to see how reproductions of a couple of my watercolours sell locally. Purity Kisses and Merry Christmas Hares will be available as 8 x 10 images and single greeting cards in select Heritage shops later this summer. Keep your fingers crossed!
I've also had to throw more cash at packaging materials: backing boards, cellophane sleeves, labels, etc., etc. I bite the bullet and keep telling myself its an investment in inventory but there's always a twinge of pain involved in parting with larger sums of money in a short time frame.
The high point of investing money in art supplies is my grant from NLAC and the knowledge that I have sufficient funds in it to allow me to purchase lots of yummy new Japanese papers to experiment gyotaku with as well as inks and my prime subject - fish! That will be one spending spree that I won't have to fret about too much.