So much going on, my lovelies! I’ve been busy stocking up my retail shops with new goodies, mailing out orders, going to class at Emily Carr & getting ready for my last market of the season – a return to Portobello West. I haven’t been to Portobello for several months, so I’m really looking forward to seeing some familiar faces. If you haven’t been before, this Vancouver market is right along the sea wall in Athlete’s Village. More details below:
Sunday, September 25th ~ 11 -5pm
Creekside Community Recreation Centre
1 Athletes Way
Google map link
I’ve been working on new lockets & bookmark clips, plus making progress on a couple of new paintings (though I’m not sure if I’ll have them ready for sale at Portobello). My next market isn’t until mid-October, so it will be nice to take a bit of a break while preparing for the holiday shows.
The class I’ve been taking at Emily Carr University is the last one I need to complete my certificate in Fine Art Techniques. It’s a business class, related to the arts, of course, & though we’re only two classes in I’m already very happy that it’s a required course. My homework assignments are things I know I *should* do (like work on my artist statement), but usually put off (until I’m staring at a show application that requires that stuff).
This week I need to do a worksheet on how much money it actually costs to run my business. How long does it really take me to make the products that I sell? To shop for supplies? To do all those super time-consuming administrative tasks that artists (& most self-employed folks!) forget to factor into the cost of operating their business? Should be enlightening, to put it mildly!
Hope you’re enjoying the change in seasons. I love fall & watching the leaves begin to change in Vancouver is a thing of beauty. Stop & enjoy it!