There is so much happening right now it’s crazy!
I’m deep into study at the moment and it’s very distracting as it’s linked directly to artistic stuff and so the more I write about art, the more I want o just draw… Arrrgh!
My Open University course is about Entrpreneurial Opportunities, so I have decided to use my portraiture business as the subject. http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/b322.htm
Well that’s all very well until you start coming up with more ideas! I found a great website for templates called Mirkwood Designs
I had started thinking about producing greetings cards – which sent me off on a tour of UK printing houses to look for the best deals ;0)
Then I thought about presenting the cards as notelets or small packs of cards, blank inside, that could be used either to write a note or as a greetings card; that led me to Mirkwood because I want to be able to present them in some sort of wallet. Mirkwood have templates for all kinds of things which distracted me even further…
Cats and Dogs on show
In the meantime I had made enquiries about booking cat and dog shows and the paperwork is now arriving for booking. Hopefully, the first will be a cat show 6th March in Milton Keynes – so watch this space for more details. I’m quite excited about that becuase I’ve never actually been to any cat or dog shows.
I will be demonstrating my skills and hopefully selling some of these new products – if I ever finish my assignment.
In an earlier entry I mentioned that I started the Pet Portraiture course at the London Art college. Well, I’m in the middle of assignment 2 now. I’m producing three pieces –
1 acrylic of Henry sleeping (you can see the pastel version in the mian gallery of my web site). I wanted to compare the two mediums, so I will post up the results at the weekend.
2 coloured pencil of this beautiful ginger kitten peeking from behind a curtain. The image is royalty free and from a strangely named image library called Morguefile and it’s by a great photographer called Scott Liddell 3. Pastel of the two kittens washing which was posted in my last entry
Well I can’t spend all day chatting – I have an assignment to finish ;0)