Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Salon Art....

After all my promises, we hung my art in the salon today....and I forgot to take any pictures of it! I'm going back tomorrow to take some so be patient with me. I can't believe I forgot. But Angel had a customer so I think part of it was, I was trying to get everything done and get out of her way. HB did a good job getting everything up on the wall.

Using those Command hanging strips is good except there are a lot of things to consider. First off, they have to be attached to something solid so the back of the art can't be paper or canvas. Many of my smaller pieces had the canvas wrapped all around the back side so we had to cut away little portions in order to use the strips. It was a learning experience for me. Now I know what to look for and what not to use when I create art that will be hanging in the salon.

Here's a piece I did recently....HB named her Josephine.

This canvas is about 4" x 12". For some reason I like those long, narrow canvases. I did her hair with paper circles....some I stamped on to give them more interest. I cut her face from a map and it shows through very lightly.

I added some Washi tape around the outer edge since it's so deep. I like how she turned out. She is hanging at the salon. I hope everyone likes my art and hopefully I will sell some things. Etsy sure hasn't been my best place to sell art. I've thought about just offering my art right here on the blog. Do you think that's too commercial? I would love to be able to sell some things so I can pay for art supplies and classes. Being retired isn't all that profitable!