Can anyone help me in making the decision to purchase a laminator? What is best, is it worth it or just easier to take things somewhere and have them laminated for me? Any and all advice would be greatly appreciated!! ♥
The craft show went 'ok' for me but not exactly what I had hoped. Only 4 items sold but I guess it's better than nothing. I don't think the items I did really fit in at this craft show and perhaps sales are better when the artist is actually present?
I also donated the snowman painting to a charity auction as some of you may recall. I knew it would go on the silent auction and not the live auction as I've become very used to that. There is one artist who does fantastic watercolor painting and he always donates paintings of the university so he's pretty much the only one to get his items on the live auction as they bring in the big bucks.
What I wasn't prepared for was the starting price they put on my painting. $10.00. That was a little deflating. It was a 16 x 20 framed painting. Someone else donated 3 jars of homemade pickles and they also started at $10.00. My painting sold for $50 and the couple who purchased it thanked me and were so excited to get it and that is what matters most. I just don't understand though how these committees can set the starting price so low....they obviously have no clue about the time and love that goes into our paintings. But like my friends said, 'it doesn't matter so much what they started it out at, look at the bids now!' Two years ago, at a different auction, a donation of mine started out at $20 and I felt bad but now that's down right flattering! haha
Anyway, after this weekend I seriously started wondering about my painting abilities. I had several smaller canvases that I totally destroyed yesterday. They haven't sold for almost a year (some were early pieces that I was too embarrassed to even try sell!) and I didn't want to throw them so what I did was cut the canvas off (it was mixed media, loaded with beeswax) and now I have wooden frames. I'm not sure what I'll do with them, but I'm kind of leaning towards experimenting with fabric art of some sort. It actually felt good to throw things and get rid of them. I want to start fresh.
Well, it's Monday and I have lots of work on my desk here so I better get busy! Hopefully I can blog hop this afternoon :)
Have a great week!