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The Sale was a Bust

Art for Sale Holiday Pop Up Art Market

Last week, I was part of a festive, pop-up holiday art market downtown.

Denver was dressed to the nines in her holiday finery, ready to serve up eggnog and candy canes. The carolers were singing. The holiday lights were glittering in the night air.

The sale was a bust.

We had great traffic before the performances got under way (the gallery/coffee shop is located within the Denver Performing Arts Complex).

And then...nothing.

I met some lovely people--very talented artists doing a range of different things (a metal sculptor, a glass artisan, a woman who makes full sized, knitted dragons and travels around the country doing shows with Vogue (!), among other things). I had a glass of wine, and watched the people rushing to and fro.

And I sold two prints...to a fellow artist.

Downtown was packed. Parking was a bear. And I think that was part of the problem. There was too much going on downtown.

The Parade of Lights was happening, and it was also First Friday. A couple of friends made it out to support us (my talented mom and I), and they spent over an hour trying to get to the gallery. They live 10-15 minutes away.

I have done two sales this holiday season, the first was far more successful than last weekend--and I've learned a lot. I enjoyed getting ready, packaging up my prints and figuring out how to display everything. I enjoyed the pre-sale jitters--that excitement that bubbles up from a place deep down when you see your work, your heart, all on display...and you wonder if anyone will want what you make.

And now I have an inventory surplus of unframed/framed art prints. So get in touch if you're in the market for some whimsical wall art (Kelly@KellyAngelovic.com)!

Onward.

Pop-Up Holiday Market December 5th!

Deck the DPAC If you missed our sale last weekend (we had a blast!), not to worry. We (my mom and I, plus more than 20 other talented artists) will be participating in a pop-up holiday market. Yahoo!!

Next Friday (that's December 5th), we will be in downtown Denver at the Backstage Coffee Art Gallery (located in the DPAC complex) peddling our wares at the "Deck the DPAC's" pop up holiday market. Featuring metal work, ceramics and glass sculptures, paintings, jewelry, photography, art prints and wearable art, this is a one night only event where you're sure to find that lovely, unique gift.

5:30-10pm, Art Gallery at Backstage Coffee, 1000 14th St, Denver.

The event coincides Denver's First Friday Art Walks, and the 40th Annual Parade of Lights--so the festive energy will be bubbling over. AND...the bar will be open so come out and say hello!

 

 

 

Back At It

Brandywine Crab AppleTree The blooms above are from my parents' Brandywine Crab Apple tree. Aren't they amazing? I really do love this time of year. Hope. Possibility. Rebirth. And flowers!

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Albeit crazy and ever-changing we have found a rhythm, my little family of four. Thatcher is four and a half months old. Hazel just celebrated her third birthday. I don't think it's possible to understand how full life will be with children until you have them.

Blessedly, chaotically, magically, maddeningly full.

There are simply not enough hours in the day to get everything done. The dust bunnies in particular are experiencing unprecedented gains (if you happen to pop by for a visit, please don't look too close). And I have yet to figure out how to cook anything for dinner that takes longer than 15 minutes to prepare...

And yet here I am, trying to do more. As we settle into our new normal, I am slowly getting back to work. I have taken on some client projects and am actively submitting my work in the hopes of drumming up some new licensing deals. I have given my little blog a (small) facelift, and I have updated my online store. Check it out!

Please note that stretched canvas prints are also available. Contact me for pricing and information if interested!

To celebrate getting back into my professional groove, I am having a sale. Use the Promo Code: BackToWork for 20% off your next order (offer good through this Sunday, May 4)!!! Here are a couple of the prints I added:

Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Enjoy The Ride

Some other amazing things that are in the works:

The ever-inspiring Christine Mason Miller is offering a new e-course: The Conscious Booksmith: A Mindful Approach to Creating Your Book.

"Do you have a book in your heart that just needs to be written and brought to life? Then this is the course for you."

And Liz Kalloch, with Stefanie Renee, is creating an exciting new print magazine entitled Mabel--Making a Living, Creating a Life. From their website:

"Mabel is a print magazine that is here to tell real stories about making a living and creating a life.  At Mabel, we’ll be talking about the different ways we support ourselves in the world—stories from entrepreneurs, artists and small biz owners about how they’ve gotten where they are—it’s not always pretty, it’s not always tidy, but it’s always beautifully real . . .  please join us!"

Lovely, exciting, and inspiring. I love to see artists spread their wings and fly.