I am finishing up my grant cycle from the Regional Arts and Culture Council. I have one last (on-location) photo shoot scheduled and my artwork is standing by, ready to be framed and sold in my online shop. The grant cycle is the end of June so I need to be done with all of the work by then. Where has the time gone?
For the photo shoot, I decided to use my house to stage my artwork. It has been a great excuse to get a few things for my son's room and my bedroom that I have been wanting for 5 years since we moved into our current home! I finally found some great old matching twin bed's to go on either side of Stuart's window and I will frame several of the airplane, sailboat, and train designs to mount above each bed. His response was amazing when he saw his new artwork. "You mean I get to have ALL of those in MY room?!" For my bedroom, I scored a beautiful solid wood birch countertop from the clearance section at IKEA to use as a headboard! The varnish is drying as we speak. Above the headboard will be a triptych of three different flower favorites, framed in these pretty linen frames from Pottery Barn.
As for the online shop, it is still a work in progress. I decided that I will choose the frames that I think the artwork looks best in so that I can showcase them in the shop and have them ready to ship pronto. I have a lot of squares that need frames. Now I just need to find the time to frame them!
I am also wrapping up the grading for my online Digital Photography class so be on the lookout for a beginning of July shop opening event. Summer is here! Now, if the sun would just come out.