Monday, January 31, 2011

Why Show my Work?

Putting together a show of my work, even a small show at the local tea shop, is a LOT of hard work. Sometimes I've put up my work, and no one shows up for the opening! Last year I did sell a painting and got a commission for another, but sometimes I've sold nothing the entire show! So why do I do it?

Well, lets see.
*Making a commitment to the shop owner to show my work at a certain date, motivates me to continue to develop  my skills and imagery, to expand my thinking about the work.
 *It forces me to focus my mind and to be disciplined.
*It gives me a chance to celebrate my work with my friends, and to show them what I've been doing.
*It establishes my reputation as an artist in the community.
*It builds my inventory of work I can then photograph for cards or to sell as prints.
*It introduces my work to new people.

And I just MAY sell enough to buy materials for the next show!


  1. Dearest sweet suzanna, this such wonderful!! Congratz sweet friend! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

  2. What a wonderful list of reasons!