I have decided to try to stay in business for one more year. Still have no idea what the county is going to charge me in Taxes this year. Either way, it will hurt. If I do not make money in the third year and per the Feds... that's it. At least in this State. So if someone has any idea on how to do more free advertising, let me know. I already, use FB as you know... sure I am boring everyone to death with that. Use Twitter too. Use the sales board for the Miniature horse part of things.. am paying to advertise in the Icelandic Horse congress. Have my Blog. Have a website, but I am going to have to let that go shortly......... Which is going to cause issues.... as my business cards and a lot of my greeting cards and calendars have that web address on the back. There are no Art Galleries local... most close is Richmond or DC.... crazy drives, specially to DC. Closed a couple of Online Galleries. Managed to go back to the free Gallery at Image Kind.
Will be keeping these Galleries and Online shops...
Bought one of my Maine coon cat, large coffee mugs awhile back, for long term testing. Is holding up wonderfully, the print is outstanding and the quality of the mug is excellent. Has become the favorite mug in the house.
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Spent a bit of time today, adding a lot of shading to the body of the Castle. Bit hard to see in the photo.
Also worked on the next section of the castle. Need to start working on the roof tiles, but not sure of the color? DH's photo's he took of the Castle in Japan, are very old and hard to see what color they were at the time. Will have to do some research, or do a color story board, to see what would look best.
Took Maggie for a hand walk in the snow, through the woods, to the Pond yesterday. Took a quick snap... It is not easy, carrying a camera, walking with a cane and holding Maggie's lead line. But as usual, Maggie was very good about it.
Decided to play with this photograph, using two computer programs and this is what I came up with.
As with all my Art, it is NOT part of Public Domain and is copyrighted.
Ever so slowly moving along with the Japanese Castle. Inked the stairs in and worked on the extension of the Castle. Is going to quite a bit of work to hand color each piece of Stone, but worth it. Still have the last part of the Castle to do. Once that is done, will finish up the sky.
Had a lot of fun working on the Japanese Castle yesterday. Added a lot of highlights...though they are hard to see in this photo. Started working on the Stone base, of the castle.... will take me about 6 hours in total to Ink in the foundation, not including adding color later on. As with all my Art, it is Copyrighted and NOT part of Public Domain.
I was going to wait until I Inked the whole Castle in, before adding some color. But yesterday I decided to add 2 layers of base color on the main body of the building, before I did more Ink over the top of that. In the photo DH took, the Castle is real dark.... as the photo was taken on a day with very heavy cloud cover. I think I will lighten the Castle up a bit, in the painting.
After making bread, starting laundry and so on, this morning.....figured I had better find some time for my Art. Even have a pet plant, who's species was around during the time of the Dinosaurs. Continuing work on the Japanese Castle.
I will get the first layer of Ink on, then go back and deepen the highlights.
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