I've been really busy lately getting ready for my first show: The San Dieguito Art Guild's Mother's Day Art & Garden Tour on May 7th and 8th. The tour includes eight homes in north San Diego county where several talented art guild members will be displaying and selling their art in the gardens of each home. I will be showing my Coastal, Tropical & Water paintings, prints and cards at the Barbara Jenkins-Lee home.
Preparing for a first show is quite a daunting task involving researching and pricing different display options and finally ordering them.
In addition, I've been going through a time consuming process of researching and ordering all the materials required to create greeting cards and small matted prints of a few of my images so that my show guests have inexpensive ways to enjoy my art. This also gives me a way to test market which images would be best to offer in the future as limited edition giclees.
It seems that I haven't done very much painting lately, with my business and marketing "To Do" list overflowing, as well as helping the art guild with some of the numerous preparations required to put on such a complex show . So it was a joy to be given an additional task as a Mother's Day Tour participant: To paint three small terra cotta pots which will be filled with plants and sold as a fundraiser for the guild at the show.
So here they are - terra cotta pots and ocean critters together:
The pots have images on both sides. The ones in the center and on the right show fish and shell motifs from my painting "Jewels Of The Sea". The pot on the left shows a variation of my "Time Out" painting. Since I didn't have a lot of time to do these, I didn't want to reinvent the wheel.
These hand-painted, one-of-a-kind pots, signed by the artist and filled with plants, will be selling on the tour for only $10.00 a piece. Such a deal!