September 6, 2014 § Leave a comment
D Con was a blast, but I was essentially freaking out all weekend. It’s a great opportunity for local artists, but it’s expensive as all out. I was hoping to sell at least enough to cover my gallery and print shop costs. If any of you have ever done a show, you know the space usually isn’t free. When I showed two years ago I sold about twenty prints and that was it. It covered my costs, but just barely, and I was still paying out of pocket for parking to load/unload items and the tickets to actually attend. For all the stress it didn’t seem worth it, and essentially that’s why I didn’t redo it last year. This year however, and I don’t know why it hit me, but the urge was there…to try again. And oh my god was it worth it!
I just got back from packing up at Con with my husband. We took 15 of my originals to show, and when we got to my gallery board tonight only three were still hanging there. I…honestly thought maybe someone had stolen the rest? I was kind of in shock. Turns out I had sold TWELVE original paintings in one weekend. We went to the print shop. Out of 150 prints I took, 45 sold. The little person who lives in my head was silently doing a jig while the Dragon Con volunteer checked us out. In total, it more than enough covered the costs of the whole weekend, plus some. I’m so excited to try again next year!
Speaking of next year, if you saw my latest post it went through an explanation of the new things I’m starting to do. As the title of that post probably explains pretty well, I started a beautiful new website (www.FairRabbit.com)
And I started an Etsy store where it’ll be easier to find originals and prints! (www.Etsy.com/store/FairRabbit)
The mood struck to start sewing cute little critters. My original oil paintings all included little monsters or animals and thought a great way to be able to sell toys was to start making affordable plushies as well. A few are already up and sold out in the store (don’t worry, more are coming!) and I’m in the works of making more designs!
I’m hoping to get a booth at DCon next year and start selling these little guys there. I’ve come to realize the sweet spot at conventions where college kids are the main participants, is about the $20 mark or under for small items and $180 or less for larger. Just a helpful hint for anyone new to the scene (cuz I certainly was selling stuff for way too much my first time, hence the small sales count).
Anyway, stay tuned and sign up for email updates if you haven’t already because I’m planning on taking this Etsy thing by storm. I’m hoping to get new items up every week [Whew!]. It’s hard work but super rewarding and I can’t say thank you enough to the people who have contributed to sales and who encourage me with words. It’s all very much appreciated and I love you!
August 25, 2014 § Leave a comment
Wow…can I say I’m a little tired? This has been one of the most productive and rewarding months of my life!
If you read my blog you know I’ve been getting ready for Dragon Con (which starts in FOUR days!). I am stoked. The artwork is all labeled and wired for hanging, the prints are all printed and tucked into their plastic covers, new business cards are made and hand cut (custom size), a new website is up and running (and can I say WOW it looks amazing! Thanks themeforest.com), a new Etsy store is up with new product…and I’ll stop here. This is what I want to focus on!
I’m branching out into plushies, stationery, and accessories alongside the paintings and prints. While uploading content to the store tonight, a plushy sale was already made. How exciting! I’ve noticed the cute stuff has been getting a lot of attention from personal friends and acquaintances, so I will have to start incorporating my cute little monster creatures back into the mix alongside the kawaii stuff already in there. The little vampire balls with wings etc are coming soon!
Here are a few of the new plushies!
And here are a few of the new paintings digitally retouched for prints!
As well as some older requested prints!
And more! I will do my best to add new product every week, so it’s very important to follow my blog!
ETSY STORE www.etsy.com/shop/FairRabbit
If you’re in the Atlanta area this weekend come by Artist Alley at Dragon Con. Get some prints at a reduced price and check out the original artwork up close and personal!
So excited for all the new things! Thanks for the encouragement through the years and staying with me. It has meant the world.
Fair Rabbit <3
July 13, 2014 § Leave a comment
I spent the day putting together my DragonCon board layouts. This year I only bought two instead of the full four since my pieces are a lot smaller. It’s worked out great! Check it out. And come check me out Aug 29 – Sept 1, 2014. I’ll have a bunch of stuff in their Print Shop, too, and for cheap!
December 13, 2011 § 2 Comments
I’m going to Orlando, baby! I got an email from a gallery owner here in Atlanta who is also the president of the Surf Expo (January 12-14, 2012). It’s a trade show for companies to show off their newest products and sell them to retailers. I’m one of six artists who were offered free booths (over $4,000 value…wowza).
This is very exciting. Big brands will be there including giants like Vans, Volcom, DC Shoes, and Quiksilver. Last year the president said one of the artists got six deals with companies to make art for them. I’m hoping something similar will happen this year. Even if it doesn’t, this is still a huge deal getting my name and brand out there.
(photo copyright it’s respected owners)
November 30, 2011 § Leave a comment
Come out and see some rad underground art at The Highlander tomorrow night at 9! My friend Morgan Booker and I will be showing work. Grab a beer, talk with artists, and see some amazing stuff!
My Doll painting, now titled “Under the Cradle”, will be there.