11/03/2005: "The color of snow"
Yesterday I tried to find a box to ship my big painting and I happened to drive past the Rie Munoz gallery. Since they do high volume work I stopped to see if they could give me any advice. I met Rie’s son, who took me back where he does all of the packaging and shipping. It was an incredibly efficient set up. He showed me how he packages Rie’s art and gave me the names of the businesses he orders from. It was inspirational to see a real pro at work.
Another artist I know is opening a new gallery downtown called "Two Crows" where he intends to display other artists work. I actually bought one of his paintings at his last opening called Ice Map which I love. We're close to the same age; he's probably younger actually, so while I'm excited about the new space it kind of makes me feel like an underachiever.
Now I'm considering hiring an art consultant again…to jump start my “career”. Its $150 but I think it might be just what I need to come up with some individualized strategies for how to get my work out to people who might want to buy it. I sent out emails to a couple of his clients to see if they thought it was worth it, depending on what I hear back I'll probably go for it. You need to spend money to make money right?
Anyway, I met a friend for lunch today, she’s also doing the NaNoWriMo and we talked about our story ideas. Her idea (I wish I'd thought of it first!) reminded me about a story I wrote in Jr. High. I think the plot was interesting and I'm almost thinking of changing directions with my current novel. Maybe incorporate the other story into my new one (so I don't have to start over)...lazy much?
BTW, we're currently having our first snow... I love love love love love the snow! The color of everything changes, the light is totally different...and it makes me feel different. Better!