Thursday, September 23, 2010

Etsy Lovin'

So I am busy, beavering about..... playing photo shoots in my studio, because ladies and gents I am gearing up for an etsy store! (Eeep.) I tried taking some shots in the Jam photography room (last time I got some great shots but this time I just couldn't get the settings right) so after much swearing and cussing, I went back to my studio and started messing around with some more laid back shots. What do you think? I think these are much nicer than a plain white background. Looks warmer, tells the story a little better maybe?

There is so much fine print to having an etsy store! Just tryin to do my best to be super prepared. Researching shipping, store policy, alchemy? Wah! It's harder than I thought. Don't worry I will keep at it.

So far, from my intensive researching/procrastinating, I have seen a lot of naff glass on etsy... I am going to be the gal to change that...I hope.

On the up side, so far I haven't seen anything like mine on etsty, do you think this is a good or bad thing? Maybe nobody cares for glass cacti and succulents? No! Surely that can't be so?

Definately nothing like Skiny Pete, thats fo sure.

Am a little worried about the weight. Would you pay $60 in shipping alone to be the proud pappa/mamma of a hand blown cactus? I could say the seller pays all watering costs...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Whatcha been doin' kid?

So whatddya been doin' today? Well here goes...

I ate this delicious lunch.
Which I made in my kitchen.
When it's tidy it looks like this.
Then I went to check on my stocks that I grew from seed, can you believe it?
Which are planted in our veggie garden.
Then I rode my beautiful bike.
Then I met this boob for coffee.
Who made me do this.

Sometimes even a rough day can turn out ok.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Country girl does good.

Say hello to my new range "Yumemiru". These lovely Bonsai forms, hand crafted and lovingly made from glass are now available through Craft Victoria and soon to be in Artisan Qld for their Cherish launch, just in time for Christmas.

I'm pretty sure I have talked about the dizzy-ing highs and spiraling lows of being an artist before, but this is going to be my little reminder that, kid, you done good so far.
Upon my aunty's request (she thinks I need an achievement wall....ah, nah I'm good) i will meet her half way and write myself a little list so that when I am having a low/lull I can come back to this post and refresh my memory. Here goes....

1. Got myself an Artstart grant from Australia Council.
2. Participated in 3 exhibitions this year.
3. One of these being my very first solo show, selling 9 pieces.
4. Photographed for SALA and featured in Adelaide Living Magazine.
5. Inside Out magazine did a photo shoot on me and will be in their Nov/Dec issue this year,
6. Submitted 3 proposals for a Japan residency next year.
7. Won the peoples choice award for the Cibo exhibitions which included cash prize and free coffee for a year. (If anyone would like to join me for a coffee date, I'm buyin....)
8. Am on my way to creating branding for myself.
9. Have secured two new stockists for my work, Craft Vic and Artisan.
10. Have a new production line in the works...

And finally,
I'm a good guy at stuff.

Not too shabby for a country gal.