New Promotion Ideas Notes
I’ve been playing around with new promotion ideas both out in the community and my residencies as well as in my town studio. I have begun to put new art notes on the walls in my studio. I write quick hand written notes about my painting experiences both on location and in studio on index cards. I place these on paintings at exhibitions, and they are easy to fit in spots around my studio between paintings. I have learned over the 10-15 years of writing newsletters, blogging and so forth, that people enjoy my process and my stories about life as a painter. I believe these little art notes clarify my thoughts about being a painter far better than any formal artist statement. I write them to describe the places I paint and about my travels. I also think the scribbled notes in my own hand are appealing to visitors to the studio. My next step is to attach them to the back of my paintings, so collectors will have a record of my experience for their paintings.
I’ve also been thinking about new ideas as gifts for the folks who work on my referral team on Facebook. I’ve been building a postal list of those who share my paintings on social media. I send them a small painting as a thank you gift through the mail. They are followers who live all over the USA. I like to do kind things for people who support me in any way.
I will get to relocate my studio inside Paddiwhack in the future hopefully by Fall. It would be an ideal situation for me and give me an actual space, like I used to have in the old store. I am waiting to see it come to fruition. I have a few hundred dollars to pay for some minor upgrades, given to me by a collector/student who donated money for studio rent for me in exchange for a nice painting. Bless you Sibet! I’ve been holding on to it in the event that I might find a new space. I have many new ideas for that space.
I’ve put into place some ideas for doing monthly demos at the Paddiwhack studio at 2:00 PM. I serve snacks and drinks and give away a miniature painting as a prize. The first demo was a great success in April.I hope folks will come and enjoy it with me on May 6th at 2 PM.
Some new ideas for promoting art careers are always a good idea. I try to think about what people will enjoy and give it to them. Life is good when you are a painter.
More musings for artists and collectors to come….
Yesterday as Henry and I walked Deer Woods Trail, we came upon seven doe, grazing on fresh spring grass. They were so lovely running ahead of us through the woods. They run in a row, like a long line of brown shapes with flashing white flags. It has been some time since I’ve seen them, so it was a joy. Henry was very good, not barking, but he increased his pace ahead of me, so I had to increase mine to keep up.
Fancy Mac and Cheese
1 (15-oz) jar Alfredo sauce
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 cup whole milk
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 oz specialty (or penne) pasta (3 cups)
Bring water to boil for pasta. Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine in large bowl: Alfredo sauce, 1 cup cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, milk, salt, and pepper.
- Cook and drain pasta following package instructions. Stir pasta into cheese sauce until well blended.
- Transfer pasta mixture to 2-quart baking dish; top with remaining 1 cup cheddar cheese. Bake 20–25 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve.
It’ Make an Offer Friday!
This 8×10 inch painting, unframed is available until 5 PM. Make your offers to Linda by 5PM today.