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patrick m

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#1 posted 07-05-2009 07:01 PM

PERSONALLY Don’t listen to anything Negative!!! Step One… Go Irish Do your thing! If your in Connecticut your in a prime zone for high end woodworks and especially irish creative woodworks. Watch letting out your ideas !!!!
Keep your good designs close to you. Keep Them Unique! I have an older friend that got me into shows. Trade shows around nyc (there’s plenty of woodworkers here doing their thing and some making a nice chunk of change doing it. I’ll PM you some details since your Irish. I was just in Galway, and fly fished the west coast. Family from Mayo. Stayed at newport house. Great Salmon! So here’s the real answer DON’T Give Up!! Don’t listen to any one telling you, you can’t do it. Make it Very creative, I say forget about consignment and hit the shows, in connecticut alone there’s SO MANY. It’‘l make you spin. You can fit in at Art and Antique shows, trade shows, certain high priced fairs such as at the polo grounds. Write me for more info, since your close and irish…. We look out for our peeps. My best friend in the movie business was told ‘forget it’ the economy the competition the the the..
If you hard charge…....and have that skill set that most irish woodworkers have naturally. I say GO FOR IT!!!!!
Also your close enough to manhattan to drive in for armory shows too!!! It’s al about ENERGY LEVEL and DETERMINATION. Never Buckle and you’ll make it. I’ve seen it-first hand- know it first hand- and am Hard MOtivated to make it work. It’s the same as making a living as a living Artist. Which by the way is also possible.
Just ask Damien Hirst or a Julian Schnabel. Yea you gotta have some luck and talent. But extreme motivation can earn you your dreams. I have a stack of cards of ‘professioinal’ creative wooworkers from the shows. And yep worked their way to full time. Your young Go for it! Just break through with works never seen. Always look to take it to the next level. If you’re selling craft works there is a market there as well, just try to turn your craft into a fine art. Sorry but at 36 I’ve returned for my masters MFA. I’m sure I’ll get responses like ‘You Can’t Do That’ haha Too late. I’m never givin up already sacrificed much to chase dreams. If it’s in you it’s in you.
If ya don’t have 10 kids. It’s as simple as a decision.

-- PJM.`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸¸.·´¯`·.¸ ><((((º> ""BY HAMMER AND HAND ALL ARTS DO STAND""1785-1974 nyc Semper Fi, Patrick M


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