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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Art Gallery Success!

Yesterday was a great day:) My husband bought me a Big Shot for my birthday, and I got a check in the mail from the art gallery. They sold a lot of my stuff, yipee! I priced cards at 7.50, Junior Legal Pads for 12.95 and the Post-it Note holders for 10.95. I wasn't sure they would sell at those prices because people on forums sell them for a lot less. For the time and cost of materials I thought my prices were fair, and I guess they were. Maybe, they sold well because they were among the smaller, cheaper things in the gallery? You know as opposed to paintings, jewelry, stained glass, etc. I posted the directions for making the Junior Legal Pads on here a while back. I made my own style of cover because I didn't like the way other covers opened and closed. My Directions

Yes, I spent that money already too. Joann's has dies on sale and a coupon for free shipping this week. So I naturally took advantage of that deal. I've never had a die cutting machine before and I'm excited about this new toy.

I've been drawing this week too. I'm working on a flower in colored pencils right now, and then I'm going to do a 58 Ford pickup (my husband's first vehicle). I'm not sure if I'll use watercolor or colored pencils for the truck. I'll post pics when I'm finished. It's weird to be a beginner in drawing and painting at age 50. I always thought I could not draw. Not that I'm any great talent mind you; let's just say I'm passable. I continue to read, learn and practice. It just goes to show you're never too old to learn new things.

3 comments:

  1. You are funny- they sold because you do beautiful work! And- how fun to have a new die cut machine- I have a great time with mine. I cannot wait to see your truck!

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  2. Awww thank you Shelly!! Did you have fun in Colorado? We had a blast and the shopping was to die for!

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  3. Hi Carol, i sent an email with a good online shopping for heartfelt creation dies at reduced price: http://www.scrapyland.com/
    Just wanted to make sure you got the info. Thanks for stopping my blog; froggy designs. You do fabulous work!

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