Thursday, August 14, 2008
New Cat Line
I am developing a new range of coloured cat jewellery and spent nearly three hours Tuesday afternoon completing the first of these- a brooch. Took it along to Otane the next day and it got a good reaction so will try some different colours and see how they sell.
Portraiture was a bit of a wash out for me as I just couldn't get into sketching for some reason. After two hours I had lunch with all the others and then spent two hours working on my entry for The Festival Exhibition at Pukeora next month. Afterwards Gine, Gay and I then headed to Waipukurau to look at art supplies.
This morning Chrissie from Workforce (who funded the Artists in Business Workshops in May) drove out to give me 90 minutes more coaching. At least I could tell her that I had made some progress in finding new markets. It was also helpful that she had notes from our last session as I had forgotten some of the outlets she'd suggested I approach with my work. It feels like such a long haul ahead sometimes but I have to keep plodding along.
Jacqueline had sent the small piece I'd written on Otane Painters to a few publications to advertise our exhibition and so far it has been published in Country Scene and the CHB Mail. It has been so long since I've written anything seriously that I'm pretty rusty but at least I have a couple of clips for my file. I just have to bubble wrap my paintings and write up my artist's statement before Sunday and I'm ready.