The Ugly Side of Business

Many large retailers have programs for artists. This gets their products into larger chain stores and can be huge in building their business. It can also be crushing. I became involved in one of these this past year. Luckily I did not take any orders from the company....

How I Create Collections

Whenever I am asked how I create my collections I sort of scratch my head on how to answer. It isn’t a set process. But here is what generally happens and how the collection I am working on right now came to be. First let me say that collections are what I see most of...

Upcoming Art Shows

It is that time. I am crazily trying to get organized and ready to head on the road for a number of art shows in Montana, California and Colorado. I am hoping for good weather. Below is my schedule. If you are in the area, stop by and say ‘hello’. This is...

Atlanta’s International Gift Show

I took the plunge this year. I spent part of the month of July in Atlanta, Georgia. The first time I went to the Atlanta area was back in the mid-80’s and I haven’t been back there since the 90’s. It is still hot and humid during the summer months....

Adding Gold to Your Work

Working in gold can be a little daunting. Just look at the price. I had a great idea of producing a couple of my earring designs in gold. Sticker Shock! Gold prices might be down, but it isn’t inexpensive to get started in gold. So what can you do? There are a...