Now that the Fourth of July is behind us, it's time to kick Halloween preparations into full gear, teehee!!
Around here, that means new work galore; sketches and notebooks strewn all over the house, orders placed for materials and supplies, and pieces in various stages of completion for eBay, for Etsy and for the upcoming Ghoultide Gathering (don't even get me started on how excited I am about this year's show! BEYOND excited!!)
I listed a very special piece on eBay last night (probably silly timing on my part - I mean who, at least in the US, is on the computer looking at Halloween art on July Fourth?) Just couldn't help myself though - had to share this one right away. It's a large, wooden ornament chest, featuring my own little version of "My Favorite Things"...
I had a lot of fun with this piece, especially the calligraphy around the edge...
I'm offering to personalize the inside too - a family name, a favorite quote, or what have you. I think it would be a nice touch, don't you?
It's listed now, with a "reserve" price of $295 and a "buy it now" option, which as I understand remains in place until the reserve is met. But I thought I'd add the option just in case someone doesn't want to deal with the bidding process.
Oh! Can't forget to tell you about the wee break I'm taking from Halloween too! Not a long break, I promise, just a piece or two....
The PFATT Marketplace is hosting "Jingle Time July" beginning at midnight on the tenth, so I'll have a Christmas offering for sale there (first come basis on this one!) No clue what it will be yet, and I probably won't know until I actually begin working, hehe....the most FuN thing about this "job" is that every day, every piece, is an adventure. Soooooooo, stay tuned. :)
I've been making great progress on commissions too, with three completed and three more to go (waiting for materials to arrive on these). Due to time constraints, I'll probably only accept another two or three commissions this year, so I can devote the rest of my time to preparing for the show. So if there's a piece you want, now is the time to email. :)
On the home front, there have been some challenges with John's health again, but we're staying positive and taking things one day at a time. I don't mean to be cryptic, and I certainly don't want friends to worry, but we'll know more after the next visit with his cardiologist, so I'll post something then. In the meantime, he's doing fine, cracking jokes, and just...well, just being his general smart-assed self about the whole thing. ;)
That's about it for today. I'm off to grab a quick breakfast, put some tunes in the CD player and get to PaINtInG!! (No rest for the wicked, eh?)
Have a wonderful rest-of-the-weekend!