Last week was a good week in a lot of ways. I was able to network with a lot of different people. I enjoy that part of being an artist. I also enjoy creating. I do not enjoy the business part so much, but I am learning to. I love the challenge it presents, and I keep trying to think analytically about things to try, how to price and sell my work. I guess what I have the most difficulty with is actually dealing with the numbers.
- I was able to fold my greeting cards.
- I did hem Okra and finish off Prairie Sunset.
- I tried to buy mailing tubes the right size for my Dimensions 2015 entries, but came up empty handed. Apparently Staples is sold out of the size I need.
- I was able to send four small wall hangings “On Approval” to another area of the province.
- I hooked some on Goldfish, and
- started a 12″ square Prairie Sky wall hanging.
This past weekend I spent more time on my business plan. It is taking on a life of its own! I split my expenses and income into different categories and recorded them on different colour tags to hang from my business collage. I added all kinds of information to the collage itself. It’s growing crowded.
I also spent time at an Etsy 101 workshop put on by Etsy Saskatchewan. In the process I learned a bit about Instagram. Now to put what I learned into practice, and still make time to hook wall hangings.
Sunday I attended the closing of Moved by the Spirit with a friend. It was held at the Luther College Chapel at the University of Regina. Some very nice works there. I especially liked Louise Tessier’s Garden Way of the Cross, Peace Be With You by Roberto Lopez Lopez, and The Ascension by Jenny Ward. On my plate this week is:
- the 12″ square Prairie Sky wall hanging,
- the business plan,
- uploading some swatches to Etsy,
- finding a CARFAC member to sign my Certificate of Origin forms for Sauder Village,
- figure out the necessary lamp arrangement for taking photos of my work for my portfolio.
Good news! The small Prairie Sky wall hangings my friend took on approval all sold! ?
Now onto that 12″ x 12″ Prairie Sky.