I just received the Artful Home Summer Preview Catalog in the mail and I'm in it! Even though I received an earlier courtesy shipment of catalogs from The Artful Home/Guild Sourcebooks, there is something satisfyingly magical about seeing yourself and your work in National PRINT! The company had asked me to submit hi-res images and detailed information on my "Leaf" series of outdoor sculptures a couple of years ago. Last year was the first time my work had been sold through Artful Home. I was asked to offer the "Summer" sculpture again this year. My experience working with them has been extremely positive. They have a professional, electronically automated internet site called the "Artist's Extranet" site that handles virtually every aspect of the order, inventory, sales and shipping information for their artists. The Artist Extranet also offers Artist Resources, Business Resources links and other helpful information such as packaging how-to's, shipping tips and even law resources for artists. Their monthly Guild Artist News the "Insider" has up to date industry trends, trade show reviews and other professional insights that help keep the business side of my creative brain fresh. Here is a link the their Artful Life Blog. (which I just learned they have.)
If your an artist and would like to learn about selling your work through the Artful Home -here is the link. This is their blurb: "For 25 years, we have successfully connected artists with customers who buy and commission artwork. Artful Home puts the work of our artists in the hands and homes of art lovers across North America, through our website, email marketing and print catalogs."
Here are a couple of pictures from Spring Carnival yesterday. This is the crowd of people hoping to get one of the 50 lucky slots to participate in the Slush Cup -competition is steep because the winner takes home a season's pass worth over a $1,000! The crazier the costume, (or the more skin showing for the 37 degree water) the better your chance was to be picked. The judges this year included Governor Sara Palin and other local notables. Well, the skis are waxed,
goggles cleaned, Potato plumped, Hawaiian Lei's and bells donned must only mean today is RACE DAY. We're heading up to the Mountain to launch Gus' entry "Potato Head Racer" in the Dummy Race. When D was at the registration table, it seems we have been issued a challenge by the Mountain Learning Center's Race entry... uh oh, they said something about wanting a side of french fries!