Traffic at the booth, that is. I’ll never understand this. Today was a pretty good day–had a few people who actually stopped to talk and discuss the paintings and make more than perfunctory inquiries. Just like the first time at Silverwood, but not the second. Let’s see what tomorrow holds–maybe it will be like the second day of my first trip here too, with interested people. Maybe today’s traffic stopped to see Frosty in his handsome new picture frame–who knows?
Charm, showing off the only braids that will stay in her endless mane.
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Alli with Charm. Billy is behind me, wondering why he is in horse jail.
For not the first time, but maybe the last time, I have started a "home business". The difference with this one is that it is one I really enjoy. I've drawn and painted horses since I was (at least) five years old--that's the earliest one that my mother saved.
By the time I entered my teens, Mother had grown a bit tired of the subject and urged me to do something else with my artwork besides horses. I followed her advice and never looked back until ten years ago when it occurred to me that people might actually pay for horse portraits. I have had many exhibits of my landscapes, and sold a good number of them--but not enough to provide any kind of steady income.
I'm hoping that if I work hard and market this business well I will be able to delight my customers, make some money, and have a lot of fun doing it.
Visit many more horses and my rural landscapes at http://allifarkas.com, or click on my photo above.
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