Friday afternoon, I get a bill in the mail. Carolina country will charge me $40.00 every 6 months for me using my Camera, computer and scanner... At the rate they are going with the fees... they will put me out of business. Add the $75.00 permit I just had to pay, to be able to create Art in my house.... This is beyond stupid. Just just do not make enough to Pay an extra $155.00 a year in fees, just for being an Artist in Caroline county, VA. Almost scared to find out if there are other fees, taxes or permits I will need to pay. Right now, if I close one of my Online Art galleries, will be able to afford all their fees and taxes. However, next year, if my Sales do not pick up.... this County in VA, will effectively put me out of business as long as I live in this State. Now I understand why I do not see Cottage industries or Artist's in this county. No way we can afford to stay in business. Maybe if I sold Art in DC, I would do better, but I am not physically able to do so. Right now, my Art sales are online, if taxes for this state are required, the online Galleries deal with it. Though none are in this State. I sell just enough to cover my Website, online Art Galleries, advertise in the Icelandic Horse Magazine and once in awhile, on the largest Miniature Horse forum and a few basic Art supplies. (I badly need a new camera and other things like that, but have not made enough to afford it at this point. Nor can I afford to advertise like I need to, to make bigger sales)
I have never lived in any State, where they tax a person so heavily, nor all the extra fees and permits. sigh ~~ Goodness, how I miss Oregon. Not much I can do about it but wait and see.
This is what I have been working on for awhile..... Still a lot more work to do be done, before I will offer it for sale in my Galleries. Combo of Bryce, another 3D modeling program and Photoshop. As with all my Art, it is NOT part of Public Domain and is CopyRighted.
The above photograph was taken in the forest of my old Farm in Oregon. Decided to order a couple of samples from Fine Art America.
My camera can not do this piece justice, it is just stunning. It is printed on Acrylic.
This one is from Red Bubble and is very well done traditional print. Again, my camera can not do this piece justice and there is a bit of glare. So if you are looking for some very nice Art, please check out these online galleries.
I originally painted Dyfra as a unicorn... but not many people seemed that interested. So I removed her horn, did some adjusting..... now you have an Icelandic running in the snow. Think I will call this piece.... Galdrastafir It was originally done in, ink, watercolor pencil washes and acrylic.