12/09/2005: "MORE SOLD! / National Fine Arts Registry"
Email from PayPal: "Notification of payment received". Another kind soul (may I out you?) has purchased 2 more prints (Lupine Slumber and Fire and Ice). Thrilling news which came *after* I had stopped by the print shop on my way to work, where I dropped off another painting to be scanned and ordered more prints. I really like the shop owner David Riccio. He's a printmaker / painter / digital technocrat like myself and does fantastic giclee prints.
I found out he's also a member of the Juneau Artists Gallery, the gallery I'm attempting to join. He said they have a membership meeting in a week or two, and he thinks a couple of spaces on the waiting list may have opened up. I *reeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaally* want to become a member so that was very good news. Of course, there are other people waiting to get juried in as well and I'm in no way assured of being accepted... but those I've spoken with say my chances are good but everyone has to vote you in so who knows.
Also, I've signed up for a subscription to the National Fine Arts Registry. For $15.00 a month you can register as many paintings as you like, or do title transfers when you sell a painting. It keeps track of ownership, provenance, and value (for insurance purposes) of all of your paintings. You can try it out for free for one month and register an unlimited number of works (use the promo code: dickblick).
Every time I sell a print or painting, it allows me (in addition to being able to increase my thermostat a degree or two) to buy some small tool or service that improves my art business. It furthers my dream that one day I might actually be able to do this full-time. Oh sweet sweet joy...