: Daily chat Jan 28, 2016


dickhutchings
01-28-2016, 09:57 AM
I've had my studio ready for painting for a few days now and I haven't had the energy or time to use it. I feel like I've recovered from all upgrades I made in my home. Maybe tonight!

If I do, it will be paint splashing fun, nothing to serious. I have no idea what I want to paint.:vs_worry: It won't matter.:biggrin:

What's everybody else up to?

TerryCurley
01-28-2016, 11:46 AM
Good morning Dick...and everyone else.

The flea market I'm in is moving to a new building. It's a really nice building. I get along really well with the owner of the Flea Market and she is letting me rent a really great area in the new building for the same cost I now pay. My paintings will be on the left wall just as you come into the building. WOW! I'm really excited about that. I took down my ebay ads because I find that the Flea Market does a lot better than ebay and it's kind of a pain to have to mail the paintings. Also because if I have the paintings on ebay I can't have them at the flea market and I'm running low on paintings. :vs_karate: Never thought that would happen. When I get the new display put up I'll post a picture of it. :laugh:

So today I'll probably paint....who am I kidding saying 'probably'....of course I'll be painting today. It's kind of like saying today I'll probably breath. :vs_smirk:

dickhutchings
01-28-2016, 11:53 AM
Glad to hear things are going your way. That's awesome.

Butterfly88
01-28-2016, 01:28 PM
Hi all. Not much going on today, just had my Microsoft Excel college course and did a bunch of homework for it too. Seeing a friend later so I probably won't get to painting today. That's awesome Terry!

dickhutchings
01-28-2016, 01:36 PM
Hey Butterfly, I use Excel almost on a daily basis. I imagine they try to teach you every little thing that it's capable of and probably more than I'll ever know. If you have any questions or want to share something cool, let me know.

Butterfly88
01-29-2016, 08:28 AM
Thank you!

leighann
01-29-2016, 07:46 PM
I am so behind on Word and Excel now. They have advanced so much since I used them on a regular basis, I'm sure I would be lost now.

I need to figure out if art is going to continue to just be a hobby, or if I plan to make some $$. I am so weird about my pieces...never sure if they are good enough, plus I don't really have a signature style. :vs_worry:

:vs_smirk:

Asancta
01-29-2016, 10:41 PM
I am so behind on Word and Excel now. They have advanced so much since I used them on a regular basis, I'm sure I would be lost now.

I need to figure out if art is going to continue to just be a hobby, or if I plan to make some $$. I am so weird about my pieces...never sure if they are good enough, plus I don't really have a signature style. :vs_worry:

:vs_smirk:

You know,I noticed something about this country:when someone is having a hobby or something, is like is not true enough if there are no money involved.I mean you are not enough of a hobbyist painter if you don't sell or you are not a valid toy designer if you don't sell.Seriously everything is money,money,money here.Can't you just enjoy the ride just for the sake of the ride?
And just as a side note van Gogh sold only ONE piece in his entire life but I doubt anyone thinks he's not an artist.

leighann
01-29-2016, 10:50 PM
You are so right Asancta ... :biggrin: I give away the majority of my art, and don't have a problem doing it.

I just get so overwhelmed with what I'm doing, and then my brain goes haywire. Lol

Susan Mulno
01-29-2016, 11:49 PM
It's funny, everyone around me is more interested in me selling my art than I am! :biggrin:

TerryCurley
01-30-2016, 11:50 AM
For about a year I never intended to sell anything. But art supplies are expensive and it doesn't hurt to mitigate the costs if possible, so that's what I do. I have yet to break even any given month and forget making a profit.

Plus I think you are right about our culture. In this country we tend to be very capitalistic and it's kind of second nature to attempt to make money on something you love to do. Being in business for oneself is very rewarding (and I'm not meaning financially). Beside Victoria I've heard you said you plan to make a living on your art, so maybe you are getting acclimated to our culture?