Turning It Up

So I think this is a big deal.  I officially have a logo.   It is one I created myself.  I ordered my logo as round stickers that I will place on the back of my trading cards.  What is a trading card?  Glad you asked.  They are miniature versions of paintings I have done. They measure appropriately 2″ x 3″.  I sell them either as a magnet or on a clip stand for $12.

Yep having a logo just made me feel like a businesswoman ready to sell her art.  If you are in Watertown this Sunday afternoon stop by the senior center. You will find some pretty unique art, jewelry, notecards, quilted wallhangings and even some yummy scones that you can nibble as you look around.

Fund Raiser

As a fund raiser the City of Watertown local artists paint canvas  banners.  These banners are then hung on Main Street throughout the summer. Last Friday evening they were auctioned off.  People were fired up to buy banners.  Last year 39 banners brought in $1600.  This was barely enough to cover the cost of materials. This year over $6000 was raised!!!

Four of the ladies I paint with painted banners. Two of the banners received awards. Just the four of us brought in nearly $1000. It is so increditable to hear people bidding against each other to own  something that you painted.

This banner sold for $250.  I am sure it will like it’s new home in Texas.  Thanks Allece for wanting a piece of your mother’s art.  Enjoy!!

To be Recognized…

I have read that you paint what makes you happy. You do not paint to sell. If you paint what makes you happy you still hope that others will like maybe even love your work. I recently entered an art show in Whitewater and received a “State Award” for one of my pieces. I am very happy and very humbled to receive this award.

My uncle took this picture when he visited Cuba. I saw the photo and wanted to paint it.  It is done in watercolor, 16″ x 20″ on Arches Cold Press. (A smaller version of the picture is attached)

In September my painting will compete with other state winners for a final award.  I look forward to seeing all the winning paintings this fall.