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Title: Gotta Pay for the Habit!
Post by: Straynative on March 01, 2017, 12:11:58 AM
Hi friends,

OK some of you may know (and may even have the same problem) that my watercolour addiction has reached levels of somewhere near that of a drug habit! So with commissions not exactly rolling in, ive decided to try make some money out of my practice sketches by turning them into gift cards. My girlfriend sells lovely goodies ( www.earthings.co.za (http://www.earthings.co.za) ) at various markets on most weekends and I being the devoted, loving, kind, compassionate, handsome boyfriend  :2funny: generally end up helping her. So i thought why not add a product to the table in the form of my artwork by making these gift cards. I get the mats cut by my local framer, mat the painting, package it with an envelope and plastic seal and hopefully from there sell something. If i can at least get money back to pay for my supplies I will consider it a success.

The  potential client gets a gift card that can be converted into a cute little painting and its all hand painted! Well thats the sales pitch anyways!

Just thought id share and get some love from you all...lol have a good one and wish me luck!



Keep well everyone!  O0



Title: Re: Gotta Pay for the Habit!
Post by: Win on March 01, 2017, 12:37:55 AM
Great idea Trev  :smitten:. Wishing you loads of luck.  :gl2:
Title: Re: Gotta Pay for the Habit!
Post by: JayJ on March 01, 2017, 12:42:09 AM
What a great idea , Trev!If I was a buyer...I would be very tempted!!! :)
All the best!
Title: Re: Gotta Pay for the Habit!
Post by: EmmaLee on March 01, 2017, 04:23:03 AM
Good idea, Trev. Those look beautiful. I wish you the best of luck!
Title: Re: Gotta Pay for the Habit!
Post by: Happychappy on March 01, 2017, 04:44:08 AM
 :clap: :clap: :clap:  Wishing you much success in your endeavour Trev.  Nothing ventured, nothing gained and art supplies are not cheap.  I admire you for giving it a go and please let us know how it goes.   :twothumbs:


Patricia
Title: Re: Gotta Pay for the Habit!
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 01, 2017, 05:58:53 AM
Trev,

I am such a fan of your work.  :cheering: :cheering:

 I wish you all the best in this endeavor!!!

If I lived near you, I'd be the first in line at your table.  If you haven't already thought of it, do bring a little painting kit with you and be painting while at the market - just small things like book marks.  People love to buy something they've seen painted.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Gotta Pay for the Habit!
Post by: Val on March 01, 2017, 07:23:03 AM
Brilliant Trev.  O0

You shall have no problem selling these. You have a wide and varied selection of subjects and styles all beautifully painted. I'm certain you will have something to exhibit for most people's tastes. Who doesn't like a one of a kind hand painted original?! I wish you much success in your endeavours.
Now with you being (as self described  ;) ) " the devoted, loving, kind, compassionate, handsome boyfriend  :2funny: ", am sure with your charisma and persona, will be a draw to both your, and your lovely lady's creative abilities. I would advise however that said lovely lady keep a leash on you!  ;)    ;D    :clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: Gotta Pay for the Habit!
Post by: Straynative on March 01, 2017, 08:45:58 AM
Thanks Everyone,

If all else fails at least I have you all to keep me motivated...  ;). I plan on doing 10 of them and will see how it goes. Have done 5 so far. Will definitely let you know how it goes... :thankyou:
Title: Re: Gotta Pay for the Habit!
Post by: Val on March 01, 2017, 11:28:36 AM
 :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
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Post by: Gita on March 01, 2017, 03:06:00 PM
 :gl: Trev. Would love to see the further five paintings. I like your style and I am sure people will like it! Keep us informed!
Title: Re: Gotta Pay for the Habit!
Post by: TeresaM on March 01, 2017, 10:07:55 PM
Well done Trev. I see these sorts of cards at lots of small hand made markets here in Australia so i am sure you will be successful. Good luck. 
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Post by: dennis on March 02, 2017, 12:47:24 AM
Great idea. Hope you sell well.
Title: Re: Gotta Pay for the Habit!
Post by: Straynative on March 03, 2017, 03:36:59 AM
Thanks Theresa, Gita and Dennis,

OK so due to time constraints i had to approach these with a bit of free abandon and looseness which was tons of fun. I actually learnt a lot by doing these. Ive tried to provide a broadish range so I may appeal to various people.




Will let you know how it goes  ;)

Have a lovely weekend everyone!
Title: Re: Gotta Pay for the Habit!
Post by: Val on March 03, 2017, 06:46:55 AM
 O0        :gl2:
Title: Re: Gotta Pay for the Habit!
Post by: mea hamo pena on March 03, 2017, 09:16:01 AM
Trev,

Those look great.  I especially like the two loose ones on the bottom.

Good luck.

aloha

mea
Title: Re: Gotta Pay for the Habit!
Post by: Straynative on March 03, 2017, 11:06:30 AM
Thanks Mea, my gf insisting I do something very colorful lol