Wednesday, August 12, 2009
So - I have this idea. I want to start a newsletter for equine artists. Like - a newsletter you get in the mail. I wan to do it every other month, with a "20 questions" kinda interview with a fellow artist to get to know them a little better, maybe product reviews from other artists, updates on new works done by artists, contests, perhaps classifieds... done in full colour, available as a subscription. I will research what it will cost me to make them and mail them . I do not want to make money from it - I would just like to share things with people in an old fashioned way!! I know with the Facebook and Twitter and the internet - it may be hard to get interest - but I still hope that enough people might be intrigued by the idea of getting something they can sit down and flip through with a cup of coffee. Just a little "homemade", sent out with love little newsletter done by a fellow artist - and filled with news and things about their peers. It sure as heck won't be as spectacular as the Horses in Art magazine - but I would like it to be personal and well though out and something that you all can participate in! I have been posting up on Facebook this idea I have - but I have not been getting the response that I would have liked. I hope you may take an interest in this and let me know if you do! I will research and come up with costs and ideas and let you know! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wanna be in this loop!!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Well - again - another long overdue post! Boy have I been busy with commission work as of late! Is sure is exciting for me! I feel like my dreams are starting ti come true where my art is concerned! I was even asked by a gal all the way in NORWAY to draw her absolutely STUNNING Akhal-Teke, Saad! I am looking forward to that piece very much! It is just tough to keep up right now with work and all! Such a busy place - and I am on my feet all day - I am just totally exhausted at the end of the day.Sometimes it is hard to muster up any ambition at all!! My drawing a day adventure was thwarted when I went back to work and that was really disappointing to me. So, here are two pieces from recent days. The bottom one is a commission piece for a friend of a friend of hers and his recently passed horse. It is a sort of unfamiliar territory for me - as I do not draw people that often. But I like the way it is progressing! Then, up at the top is a small piece that I did on suede mat. I hit the jackpot at the framers with mat pieces!! It is cheaper than most paper and it is way better to draw on!! I think I have a few final touches to do on him and then I am gonna put him up for sale! :) Anyways, I must be off.... to get ready to WORK on a Saturday. I hope you all have a wonderful day!!