Something seems to be nudging me back to my art work. Many years ago I worked in oils, acrylics and watercolor. I also sketched and did pen and ink.
I took private lessons and my teacher, a well known artist in Waco, TX, encouraged me to keep going when we had to move from the area. Eventually I took a two-year correspondence course with the Famous Artists School. That stretched me in my abilities and introduced me to various medium.
I sold quite a few of my paintings. In looking over those remaining, I have to admit, I'm impressed! I can envision reprints, greeting cards and postcards, perhaps notepaper, even items like mugs, aprons, t-shirts and more.
Is that cheapening my work? I think it allows more people to enjoy it...and hopefully be uplifted.
Some of my variety of work:
- Home portraits
In the form of:
- Canvasses of various sizes
- Greeting cards
- Book Illustrations
Then I became more involved in quiltmaking and writing. Nowadays, I find myself sketching on note paper and envelopes. I've pulled out a small sketch book I can tuck into a pocket or purse.Something tells me I can combine all of these, especially with the new innovations of selling online.
(Image by sxc.hu)