Today I'm off to the the windy city of Chicago...and I hope there is a breeze so I don't cook! I'm a mountain girl and 80 is a really hot day for me. The company that has purchased reproduction rights for 30 of my paintings, West of the Wind Designs, is an international wholesaler of Outdoor All Weather Art....yes, canvas art that can be hung outside 365 days a year! Any hoo, they are revealing their new line at a show being held on Navy Pier. The company has licensed 14 new paintings from me, ( a total of 44 paintings now!), and they are flying me out to meet their customers. The company manufactures the product, markets and ships it, I get a little piece of each sale as per our licensing contract. Meeting the artist helps make the product more personal to the buyers, better for them and better for me. Fun...but grueling. It means standing on concrete for 10-12 hours a day, smiling and being cheerful to literally hundreds of people a day. This is just another cog in the wheel of selling and marketing your art. Hug your favorite artist the next time you see them at an art show on the street and take the time to admire how difficult it is to haul their life and their art out onto a street in search of making a living. Peace out till Friday and wish me luck...I've put an extra smile in my purse in case I need it :)
Below are the 14 new images that they have added to their line...if you click on one it will take you to my webpage that has information about the product.