Monday, January 14, 2008

Well... back, to work! 2008

Mixed Decorator Blocks each 4"x4" Hand-painted acrylic on canvas $15.00 each @ I have taken a few weeks off from writing to organize my life and plan out the New Year. I have found that for me to keep focused and to move forward in my creative and business life I require time to plan, to set goals, and to strategize meeting those goals, in order for me to achieve anything. I have been working for the last few years on building my art business based on the work of my fine art paintings in oil and oil pastels. I love to paint so very much and I have had good response to my Virginia Landscapes. I have managed 11 solo9 and group shows in 2007 and feel very proud of the work I have done. In the coming year I intend to return to those media and keep expanding my use of color and form to express nature as she draws me to her. I have also been exploring the whole sale world as a means of supporting myself 100% with my art. I have found that the market for 2-d work is very undependable in both the gallery world and in wholesale art markets. But I have gotten a wonderful response for my hand-painted silk wearable art landscapes. This year I plan to continue to develop shawls, jackets, dresses, and pants for upscale clothing, as well as throws and pillows for interior design. I am booked for several Fine Art and Crafts shows this year, including the Sugarloaf Craft shows in Timonium Md, and in Chantilly VA. The Spring Show in Richmond Va and other to be announced soon. There I will be selling my silk-work and some small 2-d works including decorative wall blocks and my Twilight series and Appalachian Trail series paintings, as well as hand painted cards. I look forward to meeting many more people and the fun of craft fairs. It means a lot more time working in my studio... which I love! Part of my planning for 2008 is to work harder at maintaining my web sites and my online sales at and as well as my site. Time to get back to work! Until next time Create Beauty and fill the world with love! Wynn