Saturday, August 29, 2009

Sketchboook Selection of the Day VIII

Today's sketchbook is doing double duty on my other blog as the Doxie Doodle of the day and is actually a couple of studies I developed for a 5x7 watercolor I did a few years ago. I felt this was apropo to post for today because yesterday I was at the Tulalip Casino with my husband, playing a really neat fortune-teller themed slot machine called Clara T. I was impressed by the fun, creative graphics and game play.
I seem to remember that the original painting (shown below) didn't generate a ton of bids; it is rather a narrow niche - tarot reading Dachshunds. Still, it might make a fun greeting card to re-create with a lab or some generic dog, or maybe a cat or llama? While browsing in my old files for the scanned, finished painting I was amazed at the hundreds of paintings I've sold on eBay over the years. Considering that my take-home on Cafe press is now under $50 month since their commission re-structure (yes - ouch) I might be doing a lot more originals to sell in the near future. I imagine that after 6 years of being self-employed the time to work for someone else again may be here. Maybe a fortune telling weiner dog could look in a crystal ball and see where my art is going to lead me next.

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