My roses are blooming :)
I'm done with work for the day and the weather is beautiful so I'm going to keep this short and sweet....
I found this email from Artsy Shark in my inbox this morning and I cannot wait to share it... I've been struggling with pricing and I think a lot of artists do. I try to base prices for my paintings off cost of supplies and estimate of time spent and size of the canvas. But at the Festival of the Arts I went to last week I paid close attention to prices... and walked around with my jaw dragging on the ground. I saw small paintings that were 3 times the cost of my larger pieces. I personally would like to make a small profit on my paintings rather than breaking even, but I don't see the point in painting to share with others if a large portion of your audience cannot afford to purchase your work. I know the disappointment I feel when I fall in love with a painting, yet cannot enjoy it in my own home because of price and I don't want people to feel that way about me.... I want to paint pretty yet affordable art. Pricing is a fine balance that I haven't mastered yet, so hopefully this article will help me... here it is if you are interested.
So I survived my first week of my new job. All I do is file so I listen to music the whole time and it's given me a chance to enjoy the wide variety of hundreds of songs I have on my phone... this is a new one I discovered but I cannot stop listening to it! I looove his voice, plus he's cute, which is even better... so here is a little ear candy for you :)