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Sunday doings

May 1st, 2016 at 01:12 pm

The piece I picked up yesterday, my latest framing, is the abstract birdcage at right.

I had the other 2 at left framed previously. All told, I believe I've paid to frame 6 large pieces like these.

I got another good idea for selling some of the larger pieces. Someone at the arts center yesterday told me about a woman in my situation; she had inherited a lot of art from one of her parents. She was able to sell quite a bit of it by approaching a local realtor and hanging the art in their offices, for sale. I am not sure having colorful art to adorm their office walls is enough motivation in itself without having to offer them a commission or not. I wouldn't really be interested in another obvious thought, letting realtors put my art in various open houses. Becus the more you cart it around, the more your risk dinging, denting, or dirtying it and once that happens, you can't sell it. So I'd rather hang it in one spot.

I guess to sweeten the pot for the realtors, I could offer 10% of the sale price. Unless they know the art business, they wouldn't know the usual commission for a gallery sale is 3o% or 40%. So maybe 10% would seem reasonable, considering they're not doing anything to market it except give it the exposure to buyers that I don't have.

Rainy and rather raw weather has forced me indoors today. So instead of tackling some much needed yard work, I....

1. Made a small pot of pea/lentil soup. Usually I cook up enough to feed an army Smile but today my goal was to use up small amounts of split peas and lentils sitting in the cabinet. I have about a ton of various rices, wheat berries, etc. sitting week after week in the cabinet; some was from my mother's kitchen. I hate to throw food away and dry goods tend to last a pretty long time, so I'm making a concerted effort to really start using more of it.

2. Last week I bought a beautiful eggplant at Whole Foods and am only getting around to cooking it today. It doesn't do much good to buy great produce if you wait til it's looking worn around the edges to use it. I'm making baba ganousch.

3. The hummingbird(s) is back! Refreshed the sugar water today.

7 Responses to “Sunday doings”

  1. Carol Says:

    The bird cage is gorgeous!
    It just popped into my head--would trying to sell the art on Etsy be doable?
    I'm with you on trying to use up the pantry.

  2. PatientSaver Says:

    Etsy's terms and conditions state that only the artist is allowed to sell the art; it can't be sold through a 3rd party. Besides, shipping glass frames would be dicey.

  3. PatientSaver Says:

    And thanks! I have about 4 similar bird cages, some matted, some framed; this is the largest, and my favorite. The others have more subtle colors.

  4. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    So pretty. I love it.

  5. Ima saver Says:

    Our hummingbirds are back too! We have had to refill the feeder 4 times this past week!

  6. Butterscotch Says:

    I love the birdcage! I also sent you a private message!

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I have the same trouble with produce - buy it with good intentions ... am trying to be better about it.

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