Roles of the Artist
In my view, the productive printmaker needs an outlet for created works. As you may know, my very favorite venues are art festivals. I have been an active art festival artist for almost 20 years! Through the years I have tried a variety of approaches to festivals, from going on the road almost full-time and attending 30 per year to a very comfortable 5-8 per year. Of those some are local but most are "the big ones," that is, well attended, well established, proven successful festivals.
Yeah...that was LAST year! This year I am attending a grand total of zero festivals. My first "year off" since I began this crazy adventure. Why, you ask? I have unfinished art projects every place I look in the studio. Carved blocks waiting to be printed, drawn blocks waiting to be carved, half-started books waiting to be written, new ideas waiting to come to life, this and that...
I am making a firm commitment to attempt to finish at least some of them, how's that for a hazy promise!
Sales Continue Online
But reality is that there are all those prints in my flat files and, after a busy festival year, some leftover matted and framed works begging to be shown. And so I turn to online sales to continue to support my art habit.
One art carrier at a time, I have been uploading framed works and blocks. Next week I begin with matted works.
To spur sales along, I will conduct a "special" each month. This blustery March I begin by offering either:
25% OFF with checkout code MARCHLION25
free shipping with code FREESHIPPING
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