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: venue
A first (for me, anyway)
The Great Lakes Equine Expo in Valparaiso, Indiana is coming up this month. It looks to be a fairly large event, so I’ll be eager to see how it goes for my portrait business. It has some huge sponsors, including … Continue reading
More time, more effort = more knowledge
It seems like every time I do one of these shows, I learn a little more about the business side of being a vendor. I met another artist (visiting the event, not selling) who has done the larger horse fairs, … Continue reading
And the winner is…
I just know you’ve all been breathlessly waiting for this! It was a tough decision; I had to sift through 31 photos and after a while my eyes glazed over. In the end, I went for the best composition. I … Continue reading
Just missed a new venue
While browsing the Michiana Dressage Club’s website, I came upon a little blurb for the Kalamazoo 4-H Club Tack Sale. Unfortunately, I came upon it a little too late to reserve a space for this year. But I went there … Continue reading
A little trip to Silverwood Farm
Today was my scouting trip to Silverwood Farm, a horse show venue just over the Illinois-Wisconsin border in Camp Lake, Wisconsin. It’s in some pretty rolling-hill countryside, in the middle of a little group of lakes. A couple of the … Continue reading