So, My wife and I visited a “Kitschy Artsy” shop in Havre’ De Grace, Maryland a few weeks back and started talking to one of the owners about a really nice Stained Glass Portrait of John Lennon. My wife mentioned that it looked a lot like one of my scroll-work pieces.
One thing lead to another, and I was asked if I would be willing to sell my artwork on consignment at her shop?
At first thought, the answer is “Of course I would – I would be GLAD to!”, but then I took a step back and thought about it….....
- The shop is over 45 Minutes away – not too bad if I would only make trips every few weeks.
- I would now be doing this as a J-O-B, even if part-time. I sell works all the time, but not for profit.
- I would have to start stack cutting pieces – something I have done before, but not on a regular basis.
- I wouldn’t know who I was doing this for anymore – kind of takes the “personal” part out of it.
I thought about it for over a week and came to this conclusion:
If you never try something, you never know if you would enjoy it and….... I’m one to try anything at least once. :-)
So…......... I agreed to take a bunch of my pieces to the shop on May 30, 2011. TOMORROW!
I decided to do this only six days ago and I have NO inventory! Doh!
So, let’s just see how many cutting I can do in six days.
First out of the gate – Escher’s White Cat. Pretty easy and I can do four of these at once:
Next Day – Abbey Road w/ the Beatles in solid Poplar – can only do two at once:
Next Day – Roy Lichtenstein’s “Crying Woman” – Was able to cut three of these in Baltic Birch:
Following day I tackled the hardest piece – Audrey Hepburn Ala “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” – one in solid Cherry and two in Baltic Birch:
Saturday arrived and I was ahead of schedule…........Cool!
I decided to pull out one of my new patterns and try it out – The Blues Brothers. Four of them:
These were done by mid-afternoon, so I still had a little time left….... let’s do a playing card puzzle Ala Steve Good:
That does it!
I created 17 Pieces in six days and was still able to put in a 40+ hour work week and do all the normal day-to-day chores that a homeowner is supposed to do. A little tired of the scrollsaw, but not too bad.
Not too shabby.
I figure I will take these 17 pieces and a few of my other ones that I didn’t sell yet and see how this works out.
Oh yeah – make that 16 pieces as I plan on keeping one of the Blues Brothers for myself. ;-)
More to come…..................
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