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!


  1. I see no reason why you can't sell your art right on your blog. Josephine looks great. Good luck with the sales.

  2. First of all,I like Josephine and I love the colours used.
    I think it will be OK to sell your art on your blog. It's your art and your blog, give it a try!
    Wish you luck with the sales.

  3. Anonymous3:16 PM

    I love this peice,, its beautiful,,I'm so happy you have your art on display,, can't wait to see the photos.I feel we have a bit in common, both retired and both finding our way in painting and blogland.I have had a few offers to buy on my blog but I must say, I opened an Etsy last night and in less than 24 hours i've sold 4 art prints,, it was pretty simple to set up and i'm just amazed at the whole process.Best of luck to you!

  4. I know that everyone will like your art, and it will be an interesting thing to talk about while in the salon. I like the name your husband picked for this painting, it suits her well. I wish you great big luck!

  5. I'm so glad you got in to hang your art. Can't wait for the photos.
    Josephine is so pretty and feminine.
    I think it is OK to sell on your blog. You could have a separate page have them all in one place and post when you put something up for sale.
    Good luck Janet,

  6. Josephine is lovely! I love all the different papers you have used! I have had the same experience with Etsy. I've sold things through it but not as much as I'd like but I've also found it's trial and error and finding what works. I also have a facebook fanpage so whenever I add anything to my shop I put the word out. I think it's fine to sell things on your blog, the more you put yourself out there the more people will find your lovely work. I've seen other people sell through their blogs too. They seem to have been able to set up a tab on their blog that has all their items for sale there...... Lovely work and hang in there etsy for me has been sporadic with sales so you never know when your next one might pop up! :0)

  7. Anonymous5:00 PM

    Hi Janet...I'm back...took a few days away from the computer. I love Josephine...she's great! Yes, good luck with your sales. Other people sell their art on their blogs...so you could too!

  8. Your girl is such fun - I love her hair. I think selling your art on your blog is a brilliant idea. You could create a separate page for art that is for sale. Good luck!

  9. I can't wait to see your art hanging in the salon!! Way to go!! You never know where this will lead :D

  10. cant wait to see your art hanging, and sell your art on your blog, great idea, I know you will sell lots at the salon, because who doesnt love your art, and I love Josephine

  11. Love your long narrow canvases. I agree Etsy is so big it is hard to sell on. But it does open the door to lots of people. But sure put some things on your blog. Why not. We starving artist need all the help we can get. LOL

  12. oh no! not at all! sell it!
    it is part of you, the artist, offer, you never know.
    Josephine is a very cool name

  13. Never used those strips, though I have used the hooks -- thanks for the info. That's a good tip! Like the washi!

  14. I love the effect of using circles for Josephine's hair!

    I feel like I read something when I started my blog that we aren't allowed to use Blogger for selling things directly, but I'm not sure...you might want to check their policies before you give it a try.


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