New post at WMC! Some custom work.

March 10, 2009

soft glass Lampwork marble 1-1/4" dia by me.

 

 All about some custom thoughts!

Go read my new post at WMC!

This here marble is sitting in front of me right now.  I Love red and blue. The colors really make me happy.  And, I need some happy right now. I would normally put this at ebay, but, really? What’s the point? Hits are down, and sales are down, and my advertisement budget is $0.  So, I think I will just keep it here in front of me, until the next show. 

 The sales rep. in me is gone for a while, off in that “real life” world…I am choosing creation time over selling time…for today, and for the next little while.

I really do not know what I am doing? I do know that the next Gallery I am considering selling at shows one of my favorite glass Artist’s work too (HERE! In Michigan!). And, really that would be flattering; to have my work next to his. I’ll keep you posted on that.  After these last few years 70% of my sales were in California, about 8% in Michigan, and the rest all over the world.  So, I am not sure where the art should be (other than California!). I just know that I should be creating it, not spending my time trying to sell it.

So, I’m off in the real world, drawing auto cad drawings this week, and still writing my tutorial/book/tutorial (I can not decide if it is a book or a tutorial?), and I will be creating art at some point! And, my super secret enamel project is almost ready to show…If I didn’t have the other job, it might be done this week….and, so, I will probably stretch it out…So many projects, so little time…

thanks for checking in! ~~~~~;)

 

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soft glass Lampwork marble 1-1/4″ dia by me.

Creating art and making ends meet. NEWS about the glass art

October 13, 2008
Red hote poker focal bead by Sheila Morley
Red hot poker focal bead by Sheila Morley

Recently I have started putting more hours to my “other” job. The reality is that, this art is becoming the “other” job, and that job is becoming the *real* job.

No, I am not taking that personally, and I am not blaming this economy. It is just the way it is.  Time is what I have 😉
THANK GOD!
In order to have two jobs, two kids, a life to cater to, and be happy…I have decided to make some changes; and I am telling you what I have decided.  I am going to be happy, enjoy life, and get my jobs done the best I can.
My Etsy shop will continue to have one or two new items a week.
(This “red hot poker” implosion is New at the Etsy shop 10-12-08.)
(I am having a BE HAPPY ECONOMY SALE! There will be auctions starting as low as $9.99 ALL OF OCTOBER!)
Shipping will take place on Tuesday’s and Friday’s after payment is received. (Lots of FREE shipping auctions going on this month too! In honor of our super happy to be economy!)
     I will be doing local shows in Michigan (Metro Detroit area)
All is well here. As long as we BUY LOCAL! Support our neighbors in our country, we will be fine. 
I will be at the Dearborn Glass art academy (December 6, and 7 2008) selling art, and visiting with some FANTASTIC Artists.  One o f my favorite things about them (aside from their kindness and talent) is the attitude they have that is going to help keep this place a better place…AND, I quote the note on the website; “Keep the Dollar Local.  Purchasing artwork, taking a class, or participating in a special event at the Glass Academy is a great way to support the local art scene and economy. Thanks for your support!”  Did you know they promote recycling, and going green too?  The Dearborn Glass art academy is a place everyone should visit.
The Winter wonders Glass art show is coming up! (BIRMINGHAM MICHIGAN! Saturday, November ST) MANY LOCAL Artists (members of GLASSACT guild) come together to offer their passionate creations for sale. ONE of a kind pieces. These Artist’s know what the economy is doing to the middle class. This is reflected in our pricing. PLEASE COME support the local Artist’s.  Jewelry, sculpture, dishes, wall art, paper weights, marbles (the perfect round objects MANY people collect!)  Animals, and cute stuff, elegant, and contemporary FINE art. Lets make this place, here in Michigan happy this holiday season. Great prices, beautiful creations! WONDERFUL gifts!
I will keep the blog posted at least one time a week, and I do plan more murrini art talk, and some more sketch book study. As time allows.
Thanks for reading.

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