Charm, showing off the only braids that will stay in her endless mane.
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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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Category Archives: my website
It’s HERE!!!! (FB please forgive the extra !’s)
The rebuilt redesigned refurbished recalcitrant (I just ran out of “r”s) website is now live! Here’s a shot of the home page, which in my not always so humble opinion is megamiles ahead of the old one. The galleries work … Continue reading
Reins of Life rolls around again, and so does rain
It dawned gray and wet on a Midwest Saturday. I think this was my fourth? appearance at Reins of Life in South Bend, Indiana. I’ve lost track. But they all have one thing in common: it would not be a … Continue reading
A back road detour
I’m taking a little detour away from the horses temporarily, in order to explore a landscape. I was forced to take an actual detour on my way home one day last fall, and along the way I discovered a little … Continue reading
I took a few days off from painting to dive back into my website project. I hadn’t worked on it for a while because I gave myself a year to do it and I started last July. Plenty of time, … Continue reading
Outsmarting your web host
A while back, I think it was July, I wrote about my troubles with my website service provider. I was using a template provided by this company, but created by some company in Germany, I think it was. Anyhow, because … Continue reading
A new website–slowly but surely
This has been quite an adventure, and promises to continue to periodically flummox me, but so far I’ve managed to figure out everything that has gone wrong and make it right. My plan was to make the layout as simple … Continue reading
A few words on creating a website
It appears that the company that provides the template for my website has been unable to keep up with the relentless updates made by Firefox and Explorer. Everything still works except one of the most critical pieces–the “table” format I … Continue reading
“Roofscape” color test
Here’s my first try at getting some colors selected before I start the real deal painting. For some reason, it looked a lot brighter in Photoshop than it does here, but now that I look at it “darkly” it may … Continue reading
And now for something a little different…
I started this painting last winter (!) before I got distracted by the horse portrait project. Now that I’m in the present winter’s lull, I decided I might as well tackle this one and finish it. It’s fairly large as … Continue reading
Website Finally Makes It Online
allifarkas.com is now a reality…finally. The last hurdle occurred when I tried to publish it. The program said it was published, but it never showed up online. So I had to make a phone call and the nice (they really … Continue reading