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post #71 of Old 05-23-2016, 01:12 PM
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Good Morning Artist friends. I'm being very talkative on the forum this morning. I'm just using it as an excuse not to get out of bed!

I've been down for a long time now and I'm considering going to the doctor to get my happy pills adjusted. I hate doing that, it makes me feel like a looser.

About two months ago I raised my prices at my flea market to a price that is more like what I think they are worth ranging from $20 to $80 depending on size. Well I have not sold one painting since I did that! I think it's because people expect bargains at a flea market and there is no way they want to pay full price for anything.

I put some of my paintings on ebay, but haven't sold anything there either.

I've been really excited about all the sales I've made in the past but they were all at very low prices. My inventory is really low now anyway so I think I'm going to shut down the flea market display and just keep a few for sale online and if they sell fine if not fine too, I have lots of wall space.

Hope you have a good day folks and I hope the forum gets busy again.



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post #72 of Old 05-23-2016, 05:04 PM
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Sorry to hear you are down Terry, I am praying you have a loooooonnnnnngggggg lasting up in your near future! Needing medication does not make you a loser! It makes you human like the rest of us! We have different dents but we are ALL dented!

As for the flea market, people are fickle. Your paintings are still worth more than you are asking but like everything there are going to be highs and lows. If you don't have a lot of inventory you probably should give up the booth for a while. You may want to set it up again in the fall though, people seem more interested in art in the fall and winter, don't know why? maybe they are trying to set a mood in the "gloomy" months?

Do not loose your enthusiasm over past sales! You should be excited! You have done an amazing job for someone so new to painting.

Praying everyone out there is well! Be blessed!
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post #73 of Old 05-25-2016, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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@TerryCurley getting your "happy pills" adjusted does not make you a loser any more than me getting my diabetes medication adjusted.

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post #74 of Old 05-25-2016, 12:27 PM
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Today I went to the doctor and he changed some prescriptions so here's hoping it helps me from being down.

Yesterday I shut down the display at the flea market and put the paintings that were on display in my house. It looks nice to have paintings around the house again.

I'm going to work on my street scene today. You all have a great day.



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Been there terry, you are not a loser, I got so down I tried suicide, I'm not a loser neither are you, I'm not on medication now (well not for that anyway) it took a long time to come off the pills (some people never do) that dosent make you a loser in the same way someone with a broken arm is not a loser or someone with downs syndrome is not a loser. People come in all shapes and varietys physically and mentally, and we all have something to give, however small or big, don't put yourself down, that will only make you feel worse, keep your chin up girl, I think you're great, so does your family, as for your art no artist makes real money till their dead, and that's only because there's now a limited supply, we all think your art is great on here so just listen to us, ignore the heathens at the flea markets and as for eBay I put some models on there that the maritime museum wanted and they went for £3.71 and £3.79 so that is no judge of how good your work is.
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Thanks Ken, I know you are right.



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Not much time for art these days. With my new RV, thanks for putting that bug in my ear @Susan Mulno, fixing it up and camping and yard work and everything else that goes along with the good weather I haven't had any time for painting. I did a little while I was camping this weekend. I started a painting and then invited the other campers in my party to add a few of their own strokes to it. That was fun and I think I'll make it a regular part of every camping trip. I'll post a photo when I get a chance.
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Not much time for art these days. With my new RV, thanks for putting that bug in my ear @Susan Mulno, fixing it up and camping and yard work and everything else that goes along with the good weather I haven't had any time for painting. I did a little while I was camping this weekend. I started a painting and then invited the other campers in my party to add a few of their own strokes to it. That was fun and I think I'll make it a regular part of every camping trip. I'll post a photo when I get a chance.
Your are welcome @dickhutchings!

Your group paintings sounds fun!

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I'm going to complain here for a bit. Aight? Aight. What with my obsession for character design it probably doesn't come as a surprise; but I like roleplaying games a lot. You know, the kind where you more or less write a story with a few others, but you only control your own character and therefore only part of the plot. Great fun, lots of cool plottwist and room for creativity and all that jazz.
So I was writing on some forum that had a pretty neat concept. Person I wrote with was busy, all fine and dandy, but due to that I myself didn't exactly have much to do, right? Well, I come back there to find that it's nearly empty. All gone. Character I worked on, stories I worked on; gone. Admin's own stuff was still there, though, of course.

Now, I know; just the internet, just a story, nothing to get worked up about. But damnit, I put effort into that stuff. I don't work on a story unless I want to make the best thing I'm capable of making. So having that just tossed aside like that makes me rather pissy. Bonus points for the fact that the Admin was all kind words, nicknames and flowery speech last time we spoke.

So yeah. That. Needed to get that off my chest. Hope you guys are having a good day, though ^^

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I see where you're going with this.
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