Posts Tagged ‘abstract’


a sale, is a sale, is a sale…

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

a sale, is a sale, is a sale…

last two years have been especially slow for me in regards to sales of my art…times are tough (not going to throw that “r” word out there), so as things really slowed down I started to shift my focus…sometimes I get too tunnel vision for my own good: “things aren’t selling, so let’s look at my 5-7 year goals (and not purposely, but all the same not think about the “now”). what I mean by this is start to try and establish relationships with galleries that will help with building my art career and ignore/ sacrifice revenue/sales in the now! I know what you must be thinking now–“that’s utterly crazy!”. maybe even “he’s insane!”. and both those may be correct!! well, as summer wound down I found my focus on both the here and now and the 5-7 year plan converging in my brain, co-existing, but more importantly working together as a partnership…the now, exploring all opportunities that will potentially lead to sales & exposure now, that can lend to some stability/support financially now and could lead to future opportunities…you never know where your next opportunity will come from! I could list quite a few examples here…

thanks for reading,

raymond

so…it’s been awhile…

Monday, December 21st, 2009

okay, so been way too long since my last entry!! crazy fall/winter, where all is busy, way too busy! been teaching art up a storm and seeing some great inspired work coming from them;) also, been tackling my new task/duty of the school yearbook…am enjoying the process, albeit a bit challenging the first time through, bu ultimately will be a great addition to the j.o.b. have been working on the two commission pieces, which can sometimes take longer than expected for various reasons, especially during the winter ( the oils won’t dry just fast enough, even with medium!). the pieces are coming along well, am planning a blog entry that shows the development from beginning to end, but wan to finish first. the clients are coming by this week and am excited to show them the progress of their piece…

now that’s a lot going on, but that doesn’t include the family-holiday time! it’s great seeing our daughter really starting to get the concept of xmas and excited a out santa claus. are tree is tall and cheery presents slowly appearing under the tree and holiday festive cheer starting to fill the air and the smells and tastes of my lovely wife’s cookies.

more blog entries coming by the end of ’09 and beyond…