Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Fee's, taxes and what not, in this State.....

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.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Miniature Horse jumping out of a Story Book ~~

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.

Friday, September 6, 2013

This years Holiday/Christmas/Yule cards and gifts~~~

Noël Blanc Greeting Card
Noël Blanc Greeting Card by InkandBrush

Gifts and cards in this design will be offered at both my Zazzle online shop above and Cafe Press below.
I offer two styles of holiday greetings, inside the cards.


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Buying samples from my Online Art Galleries...

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.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Dyfra in the snow....Galdrastafir

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.