Thursday, July 16, 2009

(Semi) Old Pieces Posted to Etsy

Nearly done packing for Comic-con, and matting pieces for Dragoncon mail-in. What a relief. Prepping for the bigger shows is always several day's work of going through my inventory, figuring out what I need to re-order from my suppliers, figuring which and how many of each print to bring along, and just general chaos in the house as I sort everything out into large piles near the front door (for my husband to trip over as he comes home at night). I've managed to streamline things a bit over the years. Inventory of prints is much easier now than it was in my disorganized early days of con-going. (Simply alphabetizing my stock was a huge improvement.)

Found a box of some matted pieces in the garage while sorting out what to bring to Comic-con. I do seem to find a lot of unexpected treasures in the garage huh? Think what I'd discover if I'd lived here for longer than two years! Surprises: the rewards for a scatterbrain.

Anyway, they're mostly little pieces. Not that old, just 2-4 years maybe. Posted them up on etsy for those who might be interested.

* 3 original watercolors, from Dreamscapes
* 7 original ink drawings, from because-I-feel-like-it

Step this way to see the rest of them.


  1. These are really lovely, I ove your ink drawings - but I think you typoed in the title of the 'dryad' picture. It says 'drayd' on Etsy.

    Still, beautiful drawings.

  2. Very nice. :3

    Out of curiousity, how DO you organize your prints? I'm getting back into doing conventions myself, and I'm trying to get an idea of how other artists manage prints so I might think about my own strategy.

  3. I use portfolio books to display them on my table (easiest way, and lightest for air travel!) and I keep about 3-6 extra copies of each in labeled bags ( ordered alphabetically by titles in a box under my table.

    I also keep an inventory spreadsheet with all the prints, and the quantities of each one that I have listed, so that when someone buys a print I can easily mark it off, and know when I've sold out.

  4. Thanks for the info! I'll keep that in mind.

    It's interesting to see the differing kind of formats not just between artists, but between types of art events. In conventions, almost everybody seems to do the flat portfolio style and clear bags. However, when I attempted to do that at an art fair (geared more towards fine art) everyone seemed kind of perplexed as to what they were supposed to do with this portfolio book. I've had more luck in that setting going with prints in clear bags with a foam core backing, and offering a bin with prints for customers to flip through-- but it's definitely much more work that way.

    I think I'll be trying both formats at my next con, and see which is most successful. :3