I said in my last post that I was going to start making copies of my rivers but that has taken a bit of a turn. I was able to get a permit to sell art on the street in the French Quarter...specifically on Pirates Alley and Royal St. I will start making rivers again soon but to start I decided to start with my Beautiful Bodies series. Im really into skeletons right now and its easy for me to make a lot of them quickly.
Selling art on Pirates Alley/Royal St is awesome.
First day I got a spot in the alley and while I was setting up I sold 2 to some passing ladies who said they were fabulous and that I was gonna do great! They even asked to see my website. :)
Its been a journey figuring out how to display my little canvases on a fence since they are to small to hang on hooks. But i found out from looking at other people's displays ways that I can get my stuff up on a piece of string.
Right now im taking a few days inside to build up my stock of paintings and to make a few signs to put around my work. Im also gonna do some sketches of skeletons and quotations on paper and then matte them so they look all professional. I also got some old fan blades from a thrift store which I have spray painted black and will also cover with skeletons.
The group of artists who are also working out on the street are really sweet and I am enjoying getting to know them all. Working out there reminds me of a class I took in school where artists from different disciplines got together in a room and explored their personal symbology through visual art. It was really gratifying to be in a space where so much creative energy was flowing. Sitting in the center of the French Quarter on a sidewalk full of creators creating and enjoying each others work is like the advanced version of that class.
Ive been asking people who buy my stuff to send me pix of it on display. I hope they do cause im so curious about where my work ends up.
Ill attach pix of what people bought.
Here are some shots of my work setting on Pirates Alley and Royal St in New Orleans, LA.
And a few Mardi Gras '13 pictures.