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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Exciting News!

I have exciting news to share today! A local art studio, Art Smart, has begun selling my work! The studio has classes, lessons, fun little group events and is working to encourage and bring together the local arts community. In the front of the studio, the work of several local artists are sold. I'm both honored and excited to actually have my pieces in a shop! Shannon Brinkmeyer Johnson, the owner, contacted me through Etsy and invited me to come talk with her. I almost ignored her because I didn't feel like my work was good enough. I thought it over for a couple of days and decided there was no harm in going to talk with her. When I got there, she made me feel so comfortable and just really encouraged me... so, I did it! I dropped of my first batch this week and I thought I would share those here. You've already seen them in previous posts, but I thought I'd round up everything I took in. This first set of paintings are on cradled wood panels (5 x 7 and 6 x 8).

This next set is my most recent. They are 2 1/2 x 3 1/2 and I added magnets to the back for an easy way to display them at home.

I did these in Mystele's ning community a while back and put them into a 5 x 7 frame with the glass removed. I popped them up on dimensionals and they turned out beautifully.


I will have more in a couple of weeks. Had to order supplies to prepare them for sale.

This journey into mixed media art has been a journey into my heart. Letting it out for all to see has been pretty terrifying, but worth it. I find that I've had a difficult time letting go of some of my pieces that hold special meaning or represent a turning point for me in some way. How do you all decide what to let go of and what you keep?

Linking up with Paint Party Friday and Sunday Sketches!





24 comments:

  1. Bravo! Congratulations at selling your art at local gallery ~ (A Creative Harbor)

    I 'let it all go' ~ it is just stuff to me ~ at first I felt like you ~ now I realize letting go is the best way to deal with everything ~ ^_^

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  2. heather, this is an awesome collection!!!!! yay!!! be encouraged. be encouraged. be encouraged.

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  3. How wonderfully exciting and encouraging for you....Yeah!!!!!

    blessings,
    Cindy♥

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  4. Huge congratulations you must be thrilled to bits and they are all wonderful. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  5. Congratulations on selling your work at Art Smart!! Woo-hoo!! That is wonderful!
    Your work is fabulous!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  6. your work is so beautiful - never doubt that. I am so honored to have two ATCs by you! Happy PPF and congratulations.

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  7. Wonderful and congratulations, your art is lovely, so it was only a matter of time before you were approached. happy PPF

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  8. beautiful work Heather, and congrats on selling your work!

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  9. Congratulations! How exciting for you! I think they would make nice notecards as well.

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  10. How much work and how beautiful. Saludos

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  11. Congrats and soooooo glad you are getting your work out there... it is going to be a great success I am sure...xx

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  12. Couldn't happen to a nicer person!! A HUGE congrats to you and I hope this is the beginning of many sales of your art!

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  13. How wonderful to be asked to sell your art!
    Bravo!!!!
    They are fun pieces and I am sure will be loved and go to good homes.

    I have had trouble parting with my art at times. Especially my art quilts that take days and hours and weeks to make. They are like children to me. I have to live with them a while before parting with them. However I have sold two right off the walls at shows and that was hard. They were just gone.
    But it is nice to be honored by having someone want what I make so that (and the being paid for it) makes it worth while.

    HPPF!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Congrats!!!!!! I'm so excited for you! I know what you mean about not feeling good enough. I'm so glad you decided to share your work, it really is wonderful! Best wishes! Happy PPF!

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  15. Congratulations!! You must be so excited. It took me so long to feel that I could sell my art - iI totaaly get where you're coming from, but your work is so beautiful that I bet you'll be restocking in no time! X

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  16. Congratulations...that is wonderful news. Very nice to have support in your community!! Hope you sell a few pieces that should boost you up even more!!Thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  17. Congratulations, that's awesome!
    Your paintings are so beautiful and have you noticed how much they look like you! HPPF!

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  18. Bravo! So exciting to get your art out for the world to see. Beautiful collection that you have in the shop. Very exciting! Happy PPF

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  19. Congrats in being in the studio. What an exciting new step for you!

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  20. How exciting!! Congratulations!! :) Beautiful work.

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  21. Hey, that's great for you! Congrats!

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  22. You are worth all the celebrations...great :)

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