It’s official – I’ve been in business for 2 whole years! My 1st selling venture was the Red Dirt Art Festival in April of 2007, and here it is, 2 years later, and Red dirt is coming up next weekend! It’s amazing, everything that’s happened in my artistic life, in these past 2 years! I’ve had a lot of success, one of the most important things was for me to define what success IS! And for now, my success is defined as:
Being able to financially support my artistic endeavors, and to continue to grow as an artist.
For me, this is a big lesson! Just because I can keep making bags and scarves and selling them doesn’t mean I SHOULD! I want to continue to make the art I want to make as well, not make another $1000 this year…because, lets face it, although $1000 is NOT chump change, it doesn’t go far when it comes to paying the mortgage, or putting food on the table.
So, in celebration of 2 years being in business, I’d like to share a little by offering my 1st giveaway! I made a bunch of going green totes this week, and I’ll be making more in preparation for the next show.
- Leave a comment on this post by Friday, April 24th (make sure to include your email so I can get in touch with you). I’ve been enjoying picking a particular color palette and working within it, right now I’ve got two: In your comment, let me know which colorway you prefer:
- Edit: One entry/person please – if not, my stepsister Pam will fill the ballot box! 😉
- I’ll draw one lucky winner who will get their choice of any of the Going Green Totes that are left at the end of the show! (If you’re international and you win, I’d love some postage help!)
If you’re local, please try to drop by next weekend:
Featuring 25 Local Artists
Ed Hales Park
(Corner of 5th & State street in downtown Redlands)
Saturday, April 25th 10 AM-5 PM
Rain out day the following Saturday, May 2nd
Unique gifts for all occasions