Good Morning Mylot World
August 31, 2018 7:54am CST
I haven't been on Mylot very much lately because I had to spend time with my art. I am done with the line of sillyness I put on the top of my art. (called a graphic). It takes a lot of time to get it done and I did 28 during the last few days. I love what I do and it makes me good money every month. How do I do that? I found something I enjoyed doing and work at it and when done, I deliver my art to one store in a very popular tourist place. The “Tourist” is the important part, because thousands of travelers see my art and a lot of them take it home with them. For example, when my best friend's mother moved into a beautiful senior home in Kelowna British Columbia on the west coast, my friend sent me a photo of her mother standing next to one of my pieces of art. Someone (we have no idea who) bought one of my pieces and took to west and gave it to the home. Touched my heart. The photo was from years ago and I didn't do a graphic back then, but know I do and it makes my art move faster. This is fall now, the local wineries turned on their bang boomers...it very loud sounding like guns that keep the birds out of the vineyards and hoping to save the grapes. It is so loud even I jump every once in a while when I hear the noise. I love wine so I don't mind the noise but I am always happy when harvest is over and the wine is being made inside. Today my porch was dark when I got up. I have a timer that turns on my strings of light on my back porch so when I get up early its not dark in the house. Today was dark. I forgot we had no electricity for a couple of hours, which screwed up my timer. I fixed it... Nothing else going on here in my neighborhood, except my daughter is arriving today and I am looking forward to see and her dog. I hope you will enjoy the weekend
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• United States
That's great that you have that kind of place to take your art to, and a lot of people can see them and take the home with them. I wish we had something like that here, or anywhere I could sell mine. And I like the art in the photos!
• United States
@PainsOnSlate Well we will have to try, it's hard to know which places will go for it, but never know unless we ask. The painting on canvas and wood sounds fun too, but I am glad you found the slate that you like better. Sometimes I wish I could paint by hand.
• Aurora, Missouri
So, how did your visit with your daughter go? Did you all wear each other out left and right? I had to enlarge the photo of your best friend's mother so I could read the sign... That sounds like what I know about you! I can totally see and hear you yelling about the great ride when you eventually arrive at your next destination.
I mentioned you a couple of days ago to Izzy, and now you're here! That would be a very good feeling to know how cherished your art is and how far its travelled. One of these years I'm going to make it down to a festival and buy a piece from you in person.
Thank you, glad you like it. from the photo you can see I used to just scribble on the quotes, so the (quilt) makes it more interesting. Most of the wineries are on large land and not too close to private homes, although I do see some homes close by. The noise is seasonal, it starts when the grapes get ripe and the birds love them ripe. The noise stops as soon as the grapes are picked.
• Midland, Michigan
I'm amazed that you were able to get what looks like a larger photo to post here. What is your top pic of? The ones in the middle are they all individual or is it mainly three with several in each one? Is there any time it's the year when the tourists don't frequent the place?
The top is my sun porch (mostly glass) i have lights on a timer so they show up from dark to around midnight and again in the morning it turns on about 6AM and turns off just when the sun comes up. I have to change the times with the seasons. The second is many pieces of slate, each has one graphic on the top. The place my art is selling so well is a historic area in Ontario, it is a tourist place and winter is very cold and sales do slow down ( although locals still buy during the winter) and that's fine with me, we go south in the winter for around a month.
Weekends are like all the days of the week. Retired mostly - me painting in the house, the hubs still does the radio a couple days a week from our home. Ocassionally he leaves the house to do the radio but rarely now they can do it from home. I deliver my art about every two weeks. Because its just us two, there is little to do in our mostly clean house. He cooks, I clean when the urge gets to me... or the dirt is visable...