|New Sunflowers print - Artist's proofs.|
On the positive side, Tuckamore Design had a good year - about the same financially as 2010, but it felt like more progress was made on Etsy and locally. There were some really cool highlights, like having repeat customers (love that!) and breaking out of the artist's block that kept me away from my studio for months.
I finally printed a black and white image that I was happy with, after messing with several ideas for what seemed like ages. I also satisfied my curiousity about hand-colouring those images (the consensus was that they looked better in B&W!).
2012 will be a busy year for me on several fronts including printmaking. I'm compiling massive to-do lists, refusing to call them "resolutions" because I never keep those. But I can eventually work my way through a to-do list.
|What my dining room looks like, from October to Christmas|
I'd also like to focus more on wholesale and online sales, less on shows. I only did two this year - Women's Gifts and the Last Minute Panic Sale at the Western New York Book Arts Center.
I'd love to do both of those shows again. But I'm going to be selective about doing any more than that. Shows are a lot of work. I always end up with way more stock than I need just to make a 3x6' table look reasonably full.
I had my work at the Niagara Holiday Market this year, thanks to 464 Gallery. I haven't heard about sales yet, but that was a new type of venue for me. I'd love to get my work into more retail outlets and galleries.
Wising everyone a healthy, peaceful, and productive New Year!