Saturday, November 15, 2008

First Boutique = SUCCESS!

It's been a long time since I've posted here! Wow!

I had my first experience with a Holiday Boutique/Craft show today. It was in a local church and it was a success! I was really concerned that I wouldn't have enough product available, but I was fine. I learned that some things need to be priced a tad lower next time. I also learned that I need to brush up on my sales skills. My daughter was a life saver...she has the gift of gab! She was drawing people to my table in droves! She received so many complements for her sales skills...and I got them for my painting skills! What a rewarding day!

Next time I will have more Southwest items available. The few I had went the first day. I also plan to reserve 2 tables next time. One for the ceramics and one for the purses. I think I'm going to stick to 2 styles of purses just for simplicity sake. Oh...and I'll have some small items available for $1.00 each. The vendor across the walkway from me had a basket of $1.00 items and they went like hotcakes (snack size Ziploc baggies with tea bag "cozies"). I think people just like to feel they got a good deal!! :) I figure if they cost very little and take little time to put together, then why not!!

I'm looking forward to next year. I plan to do more than just one show!

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The Spirit Emerges

I started painting when I was a little girl. I didn't get really serious about it until I had a little girl of my own. At that time, I decided I wanted to give my family something of myself at Christmas, rather than always buying something. So, I made my Mom the "guinea pig". She received the first of my painted Santas. She loved them! Over the years, I started to include other family members...they have loved my work as well! They have inspired me to share my work with others...the result is this blog and soon my own website.

Painting Santas has been my favorite, but I have branched out to include Snowmen, Reindeer, Angels, and Ornaments. I'm working on some Halloween pieces and will have the pictures posted soon.

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Below are pieces I've done so far for Halloween...enjoy!

Again...if you want to own these little guys, email me at

Ghostly Pumpkins

Ghostly Pumpkins

Unpainted Bisque

Unpainted Bisque
Granny Angels

Eight Little Pumpkins

Ordering Information

If you see one of my pieces that you would like to own, please let me know. Since they are hand painted, they will be one of a kind. My email address for ordering information is Pricing varies, depending on the size of the piece and the details.

I will also have some unpainted bisque pictures posted soon. If you see one of those pieces you want painted or maybe want to paint yourself, just email me!