Monday, January 12, 2009

New Directions

With everything that is going on in my life, especially having to chase after a sixteen month old, I just don't have a reliable amount of time or desire to make new artwork. Sure, it does happen every once in awhile. But not like before.

Because of this combined with some other factors I have decided to move my focus onto listing reproductions of my artwork on Etsy and Art Fire for the time being and see what happens.

This seemed like a great piece to start with since it is a work that is being published and under my agreement with the publishers I can't sell it until after the book comes out. It isn't a rule but I am going to focus mostly on works that have already sold or aren't available in their original form for some reason.

Muse on Etsy
Muse on Art Fire

Speaking of Art Fire I have decided to give it another chance, at least until March. The truth is that since the first month I haven't put much if any effort into it. Not listing and not doing any outside promotion. And with the economy being the way it is I need to do those things more than ever. So I am going to keep at it and I think you should too. I still think the site has potential.


Almay Alday said...

Beautiful piece! You must be so proud of it especially since it's in a book! Awesome!

Athena's Armoury said...

It's gorgeous! Best of luck trying something new. I also think that Artfire has a lot of potential and really need to invest more time in it before I make a decision about it. I'll keep my finger crossed for the both of us. =)

pNielsen said...

We Americans are so bad at balance in life . . . and after a year of sort of being back into my art, I'm left with a lot of frustration at how difficult it is to do (mentally, and also with respect to time) part-time.

I like the sheet music in the collage.

Anonymous said...

You're on Apartment Therapy...

Marissa L. Swinghammer said...

Seems like it was taken without my permission or credit so people could point out the flaws in my room decor.