Steeling My Iris II

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Steeling My Iris II

This is the 2nd in a series of Iris I will be doing. I have about given up on small pieces as I really don't like doing them and they take too much time for the money. My heart is in nature and horses and that is where I need to focus my energy. Phil ( my husband) and I just delivered a truck load of pieces to a gallery in Tubac, AZ. Four large outdoor works and lots of smaller and medium size pieces. Hopefully, their market will be better than Northern AZ. Lin


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Great color

Lin,
Glad to see you posting, and a very nice post at that. I like the colors you have from the dyes. Nice flow to the leaves.

I know what you mean about making the small items. I still try every now and then but my heart is not there either. I keep worrying about how much time it is taking and not having fun making or being too creative.

Market sucks out that way too huh? Art fairs have really been a disappointment around here.

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warren


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Art Fairs

Hey, Warren, thanks. Our weekend shows have been awful. The guild I belong to puts on 2 a summer and the booths used to be packed in. It looks like we have about half as many as we used to and alot of it is production stuff. Very disapointing.
I have sold a number of pieces in the $200.00 range in local galleries, but none of the big pieces. Lots of lip service but no money. Lin


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Sorry summer

Lin, yeah around here they are begging artist to get in the local art fairs. I have been in a couple where they gave me double booths or half the fees. One even set me up for a TV interview if I came to their show. Crazy summer for sure. Most of items I have been selling at the shows range from $200 to $400. I did sell one $2000 birdbath that was nice.
I tried the $25 dollor items and can not make enough of them. Sell everyone I get but dang I hate making them.
Well at least I can not blame it on just the Michigan economy if things out west are not much better.

www Metalrecipes -- heat and beat to the desired shape, repeat as necessary.
warren