Having lived with my signs for a week or so I have to admit to being wrong!! yes you heard right! ..........The green text on the Grey background on my signs just wasn't standing out enough.
I had decided to change it when I painted my palette sign, but only got round to re-painting the text on the existing signs yesterday. Its not as Nice ( I don't think) but certainly stands out more and so that is more important than my own personal taste. I have obviously been listening to Alex Polizzi on the fixer, about it being a business not my own house!!
The palette sign made its way up to the studio yesterday for its final spray varnish. I was going to hang it on the fence, but my skills in such things are not good and I worried that the fence wouldn't support it. So Mr WD will have to come down to check it out. But I am quite liking it just propped up. What do you think?
I am not sure its working as intended though as five minutes after I put it out a lady came by, I watched her take time to read it, and then she walked away!! haha not a good start!
My mount cutter arrived at the end of last week and its blooming brilliant! I have been busy with it and so far a perfect mount each time and thats even allowing for my terrible maths in working out the border size. I am getting more work up on the walls, through the winter I have been a bit lazy and not rearranged things as regularly as I should.
I am also very very pleased with my new camera, the pictures are bright and clear. but the zoom is amazing.
Check out these I took, the details are great, I was quite a way away from the duck so even more impressive!
I have also been thinking about my teaching advertising and have with the help of Mr Wellydog realised there is a bit of a gap in my marketing. When people visit my website, they can check out a few bits of students work and occasional quotes that I sometime put on, but they can also see a student gallery with my students most recent work on.
But if they come in the studio, unless they come during a class, then there is no student work for them to see. I don't really want to drag out part finished work out the back, as unless you are a painter you sometimes can't see the potential of a piece. So we have decided to make a photo book that I can leave in the studio for people to browse through. I have asked some students if they will talk a bit about the studio, my teaching or about what a particular painting meant to them. I hope this will show case some of their work but also give me a valuable tool to use to promote lessons. The aim is to get it done by arts week in May. I have started to try and take some photos so hopefully I get get it under way very soon.
Have a good week and catch up soon