Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Determination is the down payment on sales achievement.


BAD! Kitty Art Studio
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Quote for the day:
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
~Calvin Coolidge
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Good morning brave readers!
It's been a very busy couple days here at the studio.
I brought the show home from the gallery yesterday. It was a good show, no sales but with the crazy-ness that that gallery has gone through recently...it was still a good show, good for my resume, good for promotions, and good for introducing myself to the area. I got a big write up in the paper...and well, simply put... it's not always about the sales figure...it's a success when you feel good about something...it's not always coupled with dollar signs...but those don't hurt either! Anyway, it's nice to have the collection back home at the studio...and the show in the can. I'm ready for the next close up Mr. DeMille!
I also ran an auction last week and sold two paintings, to the same bidder...they are shipping out today to a brand new patron...that's always exciting. (Yippeee!)
I will be adding new art for auction later today, so check it out when you have a chance...the link button is right over there in my side bar...you can't miss it.
I am determined to start making sales again...enough of the waiting around...I said Enough! So, I will be auctioning again on a regular basis...and getting this party started. I am also shopping around for a nice gallery to join forces with in my local area...wish me luck in getting represented here and soon!
In the art success plan book I am also going to be entering a few jury shows this year...it's good for the resume I am told...well what I have researched anyway...so it's on the to-do list...finding good events to enter and seeing what happens.
It's supposed to help with the getting into a gallery effort, and being that I have never spent a lot of time worrying about that in my career so far (getting into a gallery)...I have just been selling art like a Mo-Fo up to this point...what did I need a gallery for? Well, now that my average price for a work has risen...I've stalled out in sales...I need some wind beneath my wings and try to gain some altitude. I went 5 months without a sale...never again I say! :) So, now I am re-defining my art career goals (fluid not fixed goals) and getting on it. Watch out world...here I come. "Carry on!"
Middle child's birthday will be celebrated this Sunday...with lots of boys to party hardy with...fun(!) He is very excited. It's his first double digit birthday, he'll be ten. I really can't believe that it's already been ten years, I fought to keep him alive (it was a real rough pregnancy...8 months in bed) and now here he is...almost as tall as I am and becoming quite the young man. Sheesh...where does the time go?
Uuuummm...let's see...
I have a crazy busy day...I want to spend time at the easel, but don't know if that's in the cards for me today, what with all the running around I have to do, starting new auctions, and doing the Life Coach gig.
Well, I better get busy and burn rubber on my day...
have a good one...
Heather
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3 comments:

StegArt said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog...I've marked yours down so I can come back and check out your art when I have more time. From the little I've seen it looks very intriguing.

Paula Manning-Lewis said...

Hi Heather! Thanks for visiting my blog! I've bookmarked your blog so I can start checking back regularly.

Sounds like you've been busy. Don't get discouraged about sales, the beginning of the year is always slow it seems. You are on the right track. I never measure show success by sales, because you never know what will come from it!

I'll be back!

HMBT said...

Thank you for stopping by, Stegart and Paula! I will be adding links to both of your wonderful blogs for my readers soon. Thanks again for stopping by and offereing encouragement and kind words.