Almost 3 months into 2015, spring is just about here, with tax season looming. But it’s still a new year.
Being a one woman show it’s difficult to get to all aspects of running a business, especially being an artist, where I have to not only run the business but make the product too. I am not complaining. I would rather be doing this than working for some one else. Always have. I love being busy and somewhat under pressure because I actually do my best work when I have a deadline. It’s usually at my busiest times where my creating designs begets more creative designs.
If you haven’t noticed by now I am not a production potter. I have built quite a bit of inventory with many different designs. Do I have ADD? Maybe a little. I know I get bored if I do the same thing over and over. So I like to break it up by making a bunch of spoon rests one day, detailed ornaments the next, in between creating a mosaic that may not be completed for several more weeks. Is this the most efficient way to run a business, to make money. Probably not. But I am really fast at the actual production, just ask my students.
This is the way God made me. This is how I keep things alive, fun and most of all keep me excited about what I do. And it shows.
I enjoy creating new designs rich with color and function, calling to the spirit with a bit of whimsy.. Everyone needs a little whimsy in their lives. That’s what I tell people when they come into my booth.
So here is a photo update of what I am up to these days. My recent booth set up at the Fountain Hills Show, Arizona.
Arched framed ‘Quail Mosaic’ 18″ x 31″ (finished on Wednesday, sold on Sunday!)
‘2 Coyotes Singing’ Hand Painted/ Glazed tile with handmade bull nose tile frame. 21.5″ x 10″
‘Welcome’ 12 x 12 mosaic with 3-d Door Tile.
‘Grace’ Garden mosaic with hummingbird 9″ x 12″
Some of these are not even on my Etsy site yet. So if you are interested email me, Robin.firstname.lastname@example.org