The summertime BIG CRAFTY is coming up this Sunday, and I have been busy getting things ready for it. I haven't been posting any new paintings on my Etsy site the last couple weeks because I am afraid of having a sparse booth. So far I have accumulated:
20 small collages
50 prints that are in the process of being printed
and my newest venture: 80 art pendants...I am really excited about the pendants. They have been SO easy to make, and they look fantastic. I ordered crystal clear glass tiles and sterling silver bails to attach to them. I ordered these from the supply section of Etsy. From a separate store I ordered black metal chains (I wish I could have nice silver chains, but I figured if someone wants to they can get their own and in the meantime it will be nice to have some way to wear it). Then I went to Kinkos and on the color printer I reduced my artwork and collages to fit in these little 1" or 1"x2" areas. It was so easy and so inexpensive! I spent $15.00 to get about 200 little itsy images printed.
In this picture you can see I have been gluing on a decorative back so it isn't just plain white (most of them have a backing from a dictionary page).
I know this type of pendant is popular and perhaps overused these days, but I hope people will see the artwork and not just the trendy glass tile.
I love that I am finally getting into a few things like the prints and these pendants. I feel like I could use a source of income that won't require a constant stream of creative output. Some way to pay the bills for those moments when my painting process is taking it's sweet time or re-fueling. You know?