Tuesday, May 31, 2011

People on Tuesday!


















I'm not even going to explain my title. It's an inside joke that only a blogging cat lover might understand. But it is Tuesday and my blog is full of people. So bare with me and I'll explain what's up...



I've had a huge stash of painted glass since my art fair days. I also sold it in gift shops until the last shop (in another state) went out of business and basically stole a box full of my art. Months later I managed to find this jerk and get back my work. But that soured me on the already tough gallery and gift shop market. So my glass sat all unloved in boxes. I decided to try and give it to charity. I even asked friends if they wanted any for themselves or their church craft sale or anything for that matter. No response. So what's an artist to do? Well, I just so happened to be having a thrift sale. Not charity. But maybe I could unload it if I sold it for a buck. What follows are glass loving thrift salers who didn't mind having their picture taken. Fun! P.S. The top 2 photos are of me holding a few favorite pieces from my saved stash. I figured that if everyone else was nice enough to pose for me I could throw my mug up as well






































































































The no show here was on purpose!
































This creative lady even staged her purchases for me.
























This nice lady came back at the end of the day and bought even more!





























































This glass loving lady bought 24 pieces! Shown below. Plus a lamp shade. Ha!



































































At the end of the day I wasn't rich. But I sold 4-5 boxes full of art. There were a few special pieces that escaped being photographed. Especially since almost everyone bought several. Hmmm. I wonder if any thrift salers will visit my blog to see their famous faces!


14 comments:

DJan said...

Wow! I wish I were in the area, I would have come away with quite a few myself. They are really wonderful art, Sharon, but just as I would have expected from your amazing ability shining through the glass!

Indigene said...

The art is beautiful and it looks like fun and beauty was had by all! :)

The Chair Speaks said...

Your art pieces are really lovely.

Linda Hensley said...

I'm having some heart palpitations about you parting with your work so cheaply, but it looks like you found good homes with the happy people, and I guess that counts for a lot. I hope they're counting their blessings because they're some beautiful pieces. Wish I'd gone to that sale!!

*Honest Abe said...

Gosh...the frames are not free. I mean it costs some money to frame anything. I am somewhat astonished that nobody came around at your shows or bought the stuff before you practically gave it away.

I admire your work and your children's illustrations.

Patty said...

My husband told me to stop by. I can't imagine these items not selling before the thrift store sale. Love the sun flowers painted on the glass. But then I like sun flowers in my kitchen, they are bright and cheery.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

I am right with DJan. I wish I had been in the area to buy some too!!
That reminds me, I have to video my office now that the artwork (and YOUR artwork too!) is on the walls. Haven't done that yet!
Those pieces are just wonderful!
BTW I TOTALLY "get" "People Tuesday!!" lol

Au and Target said...

Love all those sunflower pics....

Serline said...

Wish I lived closer to you, so I could have bought some myself!

Nina Crittenden said...

Look at all of those happy customers!! Way to go, Sharon!!!

anjoe playhouse said...

You made a lot of people happy ;-)

Wanda..... said...

They were such lovely cheerful paintings, I'm sure you made a lot of people very happy. Loved all of them, Sharon!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I was thinking of the exact thing,,
You made so many people happy...!!
Your generosity loved a lot of people!
Beautiful art work,
You are amazing
love
tweedles

Tes said...

Oh my, your art doesn't look quite trift quality to me (not that there's nothing wrong with thrift) Your art looks more like museum quality to me! i would have purchased a few myself. Those are really gorgeous, Sharon!