Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cupboard redecorate!

So I ordered a peel & stick (restickable too!) print of "Magnolia" from http://www.posterjack.ca Posterjack.ca ...( a 22 by 30 peel & stick of my oil on linen which is 36 by 48 inches in original)...
  My kitchen cupboards are looking a little tired, so I decided to try something new...
  I peeled my peel & stick print off my wall & placed it centred over two cupboards...Then I took the edge of a scissor & cut the slit through the middle of the two cupboards so they could be opened...
  Now I have my art in my kitchen & my cupboard looks much better...
  Planning more...we'll see how it goes...(different images)...

October 28, 2010:  I tried a sample of mirrored wallpaper on the cupboard above the stove...Laid it over the two doors, then cut a slit through the middle so I could open the doors...very slick looking...I'm not sure about doing all the cupboards though in mirrored wallpaper-Joseph says the mirrors confuse him...But it certainly adds light & space...One warning though-the edges of mirrored wallpaper are sharp...
  Second effort at creativity: Two samples of window film arrived...This is a thin transparent film that sticks onto your window without needing any glue or anything-& it is removable...I chose the pattern with water droplets...These films are a good way to block out your nosy neighbour without blocking out the light...
   Got my 5 inch wide canvas pliers to stretch linen canvas...Yay! (rubber mouth is important for canvas pliers too)...
  :re-activated my audiovox thera pocket pc 2032 with bell mobility- The plan I got is brilliant...Actually two plans...I got the pay as you go phone plan which means Zero dollars a month-because I don't need the phone part, plus I added the 10 dollar recurring feature of unlimited web browsing to that...So it means I can surf the net on the pocket pc Thera as often as I like, for only 10 dollars a month...The best is when I plug it into the cigarette lighter in the car & check emails while Joseph drives...(bought the Thera in 2002-ish- but rates were so high back then I had had to disconnect it...But I'm back Baby!)
  Red Engine jeans was selling Kaydid long sleeve embellished shirts for 18 dollars with free shipping to Canada...I bought 15 & now I have awesome shirts for life...
(also got a belt & a velour tracksuit I now sleep in...)
   A lady in Riga sells copal necklaces, ships to anywhere...Copal is good if you have a sore neck...I was weightlifting one day & the weight on the back of my neck was more than I should have been lifting- long story short, I wear a copal necklace all the time...
  Pyrite wrap bracelets on etsy.com are good if you dip into anemia sometimes when working too hard...ahem...(pyrite is just iron)...
  Zinc necklaces (hemimorphite) remove lead...(good if you walk near cars)...
  Cobalt Calcite pendants contain cobalt (B12)...Also good for neck injuries & pain management...






Here's a reprint of my letter response about galleries & selling directly from a LinkedIn question...(http://www.LinkedIn.com has an art business group which is active right now)...(feel free to join)...


I don't give anyone more than one third commission...One third used to be the industry standard, and then people started charging artists to show, which is silly, but then some artists paid, and then the whole commission thing went to wack, and now newer artists are faced with the ridiculous proposition of giving up a large portion to a gallery- which the galleries do not deserve...
Don't believe the hype that you have to give more than one third to anyone...It is absolutely not true and completely silly...Unless someone is outright buying from you in quantity, a wholesale price is not appropriate...A consignment sale is not the same as a wholesale sale...No money changes hands...
If someone wants a 50 percent off discount they should be buying several works from you , with promise of more...Like any retailer, manufacturer deal...
Since the market is being unreasonable right now, as related to commissions, you have some options...
Here is one...Join an art society, a local one, which takes one third commission or less...Show with them...Don't put up with unreasonable gallery demands, and those unreasonable galleries will go out of business...If I hear one more gallery say "but I have to pay rent" ! Omigosh...Everyone has to pay rent...
Anyways...Don't pay more than one third and find places that honour that...In the meantime, have an open studio sale and sell directly and keep the whole thing...You don't need a gallery...