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.
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Tag Archives: prospects
Third Annual Cass Area Artists Summer Show
I missed last year’s version of the Summer Show because I was busy riding in horse shows that weekend. This year offered no conflicting dates, which made me very happy because I got this opportunity to fly with my newly-won … Continue reading
OK, I stood up for 2 days, and now I’m tired!
Just back from another marketing adventure, this time the Great Lakes Equine Expo in Valparaiso, Indiana. I thought standing up for four hours at the Kalamazoo tack sale was pretty much a breeze–but two long days at the Expo showed … Continue reading
Pending good news
I had a very serious inquiry about a multiple commission today–we’ll see how it goes. Four portraits in time for Christmas. It’s quite doable, if the deposit and photos arrive in the next few days. Can’t wait to tell Billy…after … Continue reading
Spent another weekend tending my booth at the Fox Valley Saddle Association, this time a hunter/jumper show. I really like this place–the people who run it are nice, the competitors are nice, and so are their friends and parents. Today … Continue reading
It’s a small world after all
Now I’m going to be stuck with that silly song in my head, but I continue to be amazed by the relatively small world I find myself in now and then. It turns out that the gal (I never met … Continue reading
Baby you can drive my car…
Long day today, spent over 6 hours driving! Delivered Jasmine and Ginger portraits to HARPS, then figured as long as I was way out in the hinterlands anyway, I might as well check on my display boards I put up … Continue reading
Second day at Silverwood
Short day today, but still a good day. The stadium jumping, which is the last portion of the show, finished up around noon. But I had been there since 8AM, so I got as much exposure as I could have … Continue reading
Silverwood is looking better
Well, it was as windy as all getout in Wisconsin today, but the booth made it through the day with no mishaps. I had to remove a painting I had hanging on the back wall because it kept flipping around, … Continue reading