I recently had a request for a painting featuring owls – I’d never painted an owl before until a bit over a week ago when I painted Satellite and Sage. Now I could be a little addicted!
Here’s my latest creation – I’ve titled it “Midnight Meeting”:
I’m looking forward to this Saturday’s Handmade Expo, where I will have my original art, keepsake boxes, jewellery and cards for sale, including some owl-inspired pieces. Brand new to the market will be my wearable art rings, featuring prints of some of my most popular paintings.
I’ve still got a week to make new pendants and rings – are there any designs you’d just love to see on one of my jewellery pieces? Let me know and I’ll make sure I have them there.
After a bit of a shaky start (I am prone to stressing out at the best of times, and a mix-up over where to set up had me freaking out just a bit) – I had a great day!
It was definitely a better venue to sell than the Suitcase Rummage was – people were expecting higher quality items. I sold quite a lot of pendants, some cards and a couple of keepsake boxes.
The best thing about the Handmade Expo was all the lovely people I met. I really enjoyed being able to meet the people buying my work and hearing their comments. It also gave me a good idea of which styles were popular. One lovely lady who purchased two of my paintings at The Coffee Club Springfield popped in to meet me, which was wonderful. A huge thank you to all those who stopped by and said hello 🙂
The Handmade Expo is held every month at the Ipswich Turf Club. While I won’t be able to make the May market (I will be participating in Padua College’s Artscape Exhibition), I will be at the June Market on Saturday 26th June. I’m hoping to make it a regular event!
Today I spent my time at King George Square for the Suitcase Rummage – basically, people were allowed to bring a suitcase full of whatever they wanted to sell, and it was all free!
I was there to sell some unframed paintings, my keepsake boxes, pendants and cards.
I wish I could say it was a really successful day, and I was busy the whole time, but it was not to be. I was surrounded by people selling pre-loved clothing for 5o cents or $1 a piece, so I guess in contrast my stuff seemed expensive to people.
I did get lots of lovely comments though, and I’m hoping I’ll have more success at the Handmade Expo next Saturday.
If you live in the area, I’d love to see you there!