Saturday, May 12, 2012

My first Check from the Bluewater Artworks Gallery...Yay!!!


It's not much, but it's my first! Having never sold anything from a gallery before, this is very exciting for me!






I only sold a few pendant necklaces, but it's a start and I'm still doing my happy dance today! Now just keep your fingers crossed that a few of my paintings sell as well!

I had a few more paintings accepted into the gallery as well! This one and my triptych I blogged about a few weeks ago.





It should be a good time to sell art at this gallery in particular, as it's located in a small waterfront town that gets a lot of tourist action when the weather gets nice and people visit by boat.

I'm hoping I sell something soon to help offset the cost of some of the framing!

My husband commented that this check was a nice "souvenir"...I didn't like that comment!!! So if I sell a few paintings, maybe he'll be a little more impressed! It's been a struggle to get him on board with my "art thing"... But he's slowly coming around!
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14 comments:

  1. Hey Kirsten that is great news!! I sell a lot of my art in a thrift store that specializes in books. They had all this blank wall space above the book racks. Several of us artists got together and asked if we could display our art on sale or return. They take 15% and I have sold £700 in less than a year, that's after their commission. The manager of the shop then got the idea that art sells. So she arranged a Pop Up Art Shop in an empty store at the mall. It was open 6 or 8 weeks and sold a total of £5000 of art by lots of local artists. Also try coffee shops, with the paintings, as its a tourist area. More details on back issues of my blog posts. X joan

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    1. Thank you so much! I like your ideas...I just need to be assertive enough to go out there and ask like you did! Thanks for sharing your story!

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  2. Yay, congratulations! I've only just discovered your blog and I do love your wonderful art!

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    1. Thank you Rosie, I'm glad you have found my blog, I hope you visit. Often! It makes me happy to know you enjoy my artwork!

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  3. Good for you! Don't let anyone discount your "art thing"!

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  4. Huge congratulations! I think anytime someone is willing to buy your art it's a huge reason to celebrate - way more than a souveneir!

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    1. Thank you Maria, I agree with you...and here is to many more celebrations to come for all of us!

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  5. Congratulations! Again, whether it's a pendant or a large piece of art, it's a huge achievement and something to be proud of. Hope you see bigger checks in your mailbox in the future!

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    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment Lynda!

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  6. We need our husbands to keep us balanced, as long as they aren't belittling us. Mine is as linear as they come and sometimes he seems to frustrate me but secretly I do listen to what he says.
    Keep up the good work. I recently started following you and I love what I see so far.

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    1. Teresa, thank you so much. I'm so glad you are enjoying my blog. I hope I can continue to make it fun, interesting, and informational!

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  7. Great work Kristen! And those paintings will sell too, you just wait and see!

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    1. Thank you for your encouragement, did you get a chance to check out the domino pendant tutorial yet? I know you had said you were interested in learning how to make them. Have a great week!

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