I’m really pleased to confirm that I’ll be selling and showing my work at the Art Fusion/ Gibson Street Gala event in Glasgow again this year. The last event was my first attempt at selling my work, and the great reception I received both from the other sellers and customers gave me the confidence to carry on and pursue my own little business.
I’ve got my fingers crossed for another successful day of selling, and also for some sunshine!
If you’re in the neighbourhood on 2 June, please drop by and say hello.
Here’s some snaps of two recently completed designs. It was nice to see my work at A3 size, and to get the prints framed up for the customer. A lot of work went into these, as each word of each poem was scanned and edited separately. But I was pleased with the end results – and the customer was very happy, which is what matters. I’m now working on another commission with a little less text, which makes a nice change!
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Here’s a tiny snapshot of a a commission I’m working on at the moment. It’s been a really nice project to work on, and the customer will be giving the design to some friends for a wedding gift, which is fantastic. I’m also getting it printed in A3, which is bigger than my other prints, and I’m looking forward to seeing what my work looks like on a larger scale.
After this design is completed I have three more commissions in the pipeline, so things are quite busy at the minute! Will be sharing some more images soon, but in the meantime you can always check out some new designs on my shop..
I’m very pleased to say that the little launch party on Tuesday was a resounding success – and I sold a fair number of prints. I got to chat with a few people in the bar that had decided to buy some of my work, and it was great to hear about where they were going to be putting their new print, or who they were going to be giving it to.
I was worried about the pricing, but some of the first comments I received on the night were that I should have priced them a bit higher! But I am still starting out, and want to make my work as attractive and affordable as possible to everyone. I rustled up some smaller A5 prints as well as the bigger ones, and they practically flew off the walls which was brilliant. The biscuits have had a lot of good feedback and I’ve ordered some more stock to sell in my online shop, which I’m excited about updating next week.
It just goes to show – everyone loves a cuppa and a biscuit!
With only a few days until my show at Sofi’s, I’ve had my posters printed up and handed them out to local businesses in Leith – from tattoo parlours to cake shops. If you’re in the neighbourhood from 1 March, then hope you can drop by for a peek at my work.
It has been a little while since my last post, but since then I have learnt some new lessons and got some more projects on the horizon, which is great. The most exciting one of all being that I have a little show at a really lovely bar in Edinburgh from the beginning of March! My work will be on show and for sale for two months; and I’m hoping it will get me some more publicity and maybe a sale or two as well. It’s also great in that this is pushing me to finish some designs that I’ve been messing around with for ages – so some more prints will be ready for my shop as well very soon. Bonus!
If you’re in Edinburgh on 5 March make sure you pop into Sofi’s Bar for the little launch party and a drink or two from 7:30pm – see you there!
In order to stir up some love for my Facebook page, I’ve decided to have a little competition. Simply like my page or share this post to be in with a chance to win a Howl at the Moon print. The lucky winner will be announced on 25 January - my birthday don’t you know.
Go on – you know it would look great on your wall.
I always love the idea of going to an evening class and learning something new. Over the past few years I’ve learnt to speak Japanese (sort of), done some flamenco dancing and karate and promised myself that I’ll finally learn to bake macarons. I get all excited and book that class, and then drag my (sleepy and hungry) self there after a hard day at work.
Last week I spotted a class that looked too good to be true – affordable, close to my flat and exactly what I have been looking for in terms of guidance for my little business empire. So from next week I will be attending a ‘start your own business’ class, which I thought would be perfect for getting some guidance on how to market my products, reach my customers and make some sales!
All I need is paper, pen and a business idea. Got that covered.
It still amazes me a little bit when I look at the stats for my blog and see where in the world my ‘views’ are coming from. Today, several people in India have dropped by; and some Australian folks had a look yesterday. Hi world! I post my prints globally you know