Friday, January 28, 2011

Life outside of the studio

We have a small herd of chickens which we pen up at night and let run during the day. We leave their gate open so they can get back in the pen for food and grain.
A few weeks ago we looked out the window and saw this mule deer buck INSIDE the chicken pen eating the grain. I had no idea that a deer would go through a gate!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Re-evaluation: galleries, art work, etc

This is the time of year I look back and see what I can do better.

99.9% of my work is sold through galleries. My goal is to find galleries and stay with them! But sometimes it just doesn't work out. I sent Exit Letters to 2 galleries last week. And I've had a request to send a painting on approval to another gallery that I would like to be in. Wish me luck on that.

I look at what paintings the galleries have and how long they've had them. Ugh! Some have been hanging too long. Time to get old work back and send new. What paintings flew off the wall and why?

How is my communication with my galleries? Needs improvement!

Of course the most important thing is to paint Great work and the rest will take care of itself (That's my theory anyway!)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First painting sale of the year!

Heart of Courage by K. Henderson

This painting has found a new home. I'm so grateful to have people that enjoy my paintings and to have galleries that have enough faith in me to show my work

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Plans for the new year - calendar

I just printed out a calendar for the new Year. I like to print out a LARGE calendar(44" x 26") that shows the entire year with lots of space to write on. Each month is printed on a letter size sheet of paper and then taped together. The calendar I print out is here from

I add show deadlines, shipping deadlines, tax due dates (yuk!) etc. This works for me. How do you keep your deadlines organized?