Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hello Everyone!

 This piece is done in acrylic and charcoal on on Vincent Rossini 140lb watercolor paper 8x10
I had it, enough is enough!
I been busy creating more lovely paintings and pendants. I hope I'm not overwhelming you all with different things. I just love to experiment and love to express myself in every level that my little heart desires.
Especially when it comes to painting in color and in ink which I will have pretty soon. Lately I been blue because I keep asking myself what I can do better to improve my Etsy shop. It is real slow! I keep painting and painting. When reviewing my prices, I think well, it's pretty reasonable I think and feel I shouldn't go any lower then that. The amount of work the materials I need to buy and more. So every night I stay up late going over my shop again and again to see what the problem might be. I need to see it objectively! And perhaps I thought it could be that I have to many different items overwhelming people. And perhaps again I don't have any prints made which I need to say that when I do make prints nobody buys as well hmmmmmmm. So what could be the problem? I try not get all depressed about it so I keep creating what I love. When it come to art being your only business it can be difficult. I took on this job as a care giver two weeks ago taking care of lady who is 91years old, a Art Historian. She is pretty sharp demanding mean mentally strong yet she is physically weak.  But something was real funny with this job. The lady who had hired me takes care of her some days and me other days but she calls me to constantly change my days because she also needs the money. I said it was fine. Again she calls at 10pm last night to change my days again and today she called to say the old lady doesn't want any help at all and not to come back, so she apologized. Basically the old lady is a big snob and has lots of money and is extremely mean. The woman called and said the old lady might change her mind again so I might get the job. She only gets like this way when she gets upset especially when someone screws around with her computer. She was very upset when the lady who hired me was helping her with the computer and somehow it did not work and later she made it work for the old lady again. I said look, I have other important things to take care of then having you go back and fourth about this situation. It's so unorganized! Sorry but I can't. If  she so happen to need help, I can't! I felt bad for saying that because I know that when you get to a certain age and sick, for one, you get all grump and moody and even afraid.  I totally understand but come on. When it comes to the point where you treat those who are trying to make your days a little easier by giving you a hand and help you then you treat them like dirt and say they are useless because you feel you can get away with it cause you are in a sick state. I can't have this type of stress. I love to take care of other people but not like this. Well enough about that. Last night as I was staring into space by my table I couldn't help myself, I burst out crying. I couldn't stop. I felt like crap blue and it could be also PMS on top of everything else finding ways to improve but I couldn't think clearly and so I wrote.
I need chocolate!

This piece was done two days ago and posted it on face book. And here it is!
The 8 pieces are done in ink and color ink on watercolor paper sewn to canvas fabric measures 9x7
My imaginary friends
New pendants done in fabric decorative fabric and hand made paper stitched together.

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