Patreon on Hiatus…

So I’ve set my patreon to *hiatus*, maybe permanently.  I don’t know yet.  At first I was really enthusiastic about it, but as time went on, and I couldn’t gain any traction, I began to really doubt I could make it work.  I can’t even find the motivation to do anything for it anymore.  Maybe I’ll reactivate it once I’m in a better headspace.

Thanks for sticking with me here for as long as you have, I really appreciate it.

 

If you’re still interested in showing me your support, please consider commissioning me, or buying a print or other merch from my shops using the links below:

Commissions: http://conniefayeart.wixsite.com/conniefaye/order-custom-art
Art Sales: http://conniefaye.storenvy.com
TeePublic (T-Shirts & More): https://www.teepublic.com/user/ConnieFaye
Prints & Other Merchandise: https://society6.com/conniefaye

Thank you!

Starting A New…

Welcome to my new blog – I finally made the jump to WordPress from the rickety old google/blogspot.  In a month or so I’ll be deleting my blogspot blog.  I really do wish that WordPress was compatible with Wix so I could just use a widget there to display my posts.  I’m sure I can find a work-around.

I need to get back into the habit of posting, this micro-blogging trend is to A.D.D. for me.

I have a show on Saturday, and I have some new sketches I’m working on for hopefully new work for that show, and products at my society6 shop.

Newest work:

Prints & Other Merch from Society6:  https://society6.com/product/lilg_print
Shirts & Other Stuff from TeePublic: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/2758383-lilg?store_id=44359

Show Season Wrap / Research & Development Time

For me show season wrapped up last weekend with the Chicago Pop Culture Convention.  I’ve never done a show that has over lapped with the Holiday shopping season before, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect.  Even though sales were incredibly slow, several small framed paintings found homes. Which, you know, this is something I’ve been trying to do more of.  Hopefully this will be my focus this coming year:  Art 8×10 and smaller, framed, ready to hang 100.00 and under.

This year (2016) overall sales were down, because attendance was down. Several friends of mine speculated it was because of the political atmosphere of the election.   Personally I have yet to see (from my end being freelance) that the economy is getting better. I guess only time will tell.

Next up: 
Now that show season is over it’s time to get working on advancing my painting skills.  For a while, I’ve been itching to experiment without worrying about messing up expensive watercolor paper. I just feel like I’m severely lacking the experimentation element of art, being so consumed with finishing work to sell.

Over the weekend I got a peek at Brian Stelfreeze’s Artbook. I absolutely love the way he uses color. And I’ve been in love with Drew’s work since I was old enough to realize who he was. So I bought a few things: books from Amazon (Amazon Prime 18% off w/free 2 day shipping) and a new sketchbook from Michael’s (YAY 50% off coupon).

I may have time to just play and start recording some of this for video episodes on my YouTube channel and maybe make some of it only available on my Patreon site.  Which is another thing I really need to work on.

This week, I’m cutting and decorating mats for the smaller works from my convention art bin. I’m also going to try and squeeze in some personal sketch/art cards. I’ll be listing everything in my Etsy Shop as I go.

Till next time!

Geneseo Music & Craft Festival 2016 [ recap ]

I just wanted to take a minute to Thank everyone that stopped by that weekend.

I really appreciate talking to everyone, and sharing my art with you guys. I’ve enjoyed doing this show for the past 7 years, but this past year was my last year.

Now, it’s not you guys, it’s the city. They really destroyed this show when they decided they didn’t want to do it anymore. Even though the next year they brought it it back for only one day, the damage was already done. Also, I have a feeling they aren’t advertising like they used to; because number of people attending has been really low. This show just hasn’t come back to the way it was the year before they cancelled it.

Honestly it’s a lot of work for such low sales. I said last year I’d give it another year, and this year just didn’t pan out like I had hoped.

Day 1

A photo posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on Jun 18, 2016 at 10:49am PDT

 

Day 2

A video posted by Connie (@connie_faye) on Jun 19, 2016 at 8:04am PDT

 

Prince Tribute Art Limited Edition Prints (Ends May 6th)

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Available till May 6th

This is a LIMITED Edition Print of my Tribute piece I drew on April 21, in honor of Prince. Each print will be numbered according to how many are ordered.

My prints are printed on acid free 162 gsm Mohawk paper specifically designed for ‘High Quality Digital Reproduction’.

Your print is bagged in a Crystal Clear, Acid and Lignin Free Archival sleeve , with 4-ply (approx. 1/16″ thick) double sided super smooth white illustration board backing, and packed in a 9×12 priority mail envelope.

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Shipping:
US Destinations: – Priority Mail.

International: First-Class Mail International Parcel

All Orders Will Ship May 8th