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Hand painted ornament. Thank you for the inspiration Texasstar7.

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texasstar7

Hi, Healer. I left you a comment on my Texas Snow Warning jig about eBay.

Healer

Hi Michelle, I do take the 81mg aspirin, and am on medication to help fight the plaque. It's heredity. I hardly ever eat fatty or fried foods. I'm getting along ok, to many other things to worry about. My kitty, Lady Muskrat is missing, almost 2 weeks now. There's no sign of her, I've searched, contacted the shelters, and posted her picture and description. Then my husband has had a set back, and is not feeling well. Don't mind me, I'm trying to look on the bright side, but I'm really beside myself tonight. I'm sure things will look better in the morning.

puzzaddled

I'm sorry to hear about the blockages, Jeannie. However it's better to know so that you are fore-armed and able to take some steps to monitor and help. (I assume that you're on some sort of drug therapy and are taking your 81mg aspirin (if you can) every day.) I'll be thinking about you...

Healer

Thank you pkin, and a Very Merry Christmas to you and those you love.

pkin38

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Healer

Thank you Michelle. And the same to you.
I understand your apperication for art, and thank you for your support. Our Christmas will be a quiet one this year. But that's what we need right now. They found two places with partial blockage, but percentage wise, not blocked enough to put in the stints yet. But I'm doing ok. You take care TOO! Have a wonderful Christmas!

puzzaddled

Jeannie, I just wanted to let you know that I've been thinking about you. I hope that you bounce back and can celebrate a warm and wonderful Christmas with your family and friends. I have so enjoyed meeting you and appreciate you sharing your talents and look forward to hearing about your journeys. I hope that you have a healthy and happy New Year.

Healer

Thank you Jack,
I'm still laying low for a few days. A little more active today than yesterday.
And will soon be my normal self in no time.
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas.

jacquescamus

you may say Jack sweety!

Healer

Thank you Michelle, I've slept most of the day away today. Still working the rest of the medication out of my system. I'm aloud to bend my wrist today. Still can't lift anything over 5 lbs for 5 days. I have things I want to do, but it's going to have to wait. I have to get my lungs checked out too, the next week or two. I don't even smoke!
It's been raining and very windy here all day, and snow is coming tonight, so it's a good time to be inside.
But thank you, I feel better today than yesterday.
Jeannie.

puzzaddled

I just checked in and read about your *news*, Jeannie. I hope that you are feeling better (I know how my mom felt after so I empathize) and that you will be fine. I am sending you positive thoughts and want to wish you a Merry Christmas. Take care of yourself.

Healer

Thank you pkin for the Information.
You're right, the heart cath was rough, they went in my wrist and it was no fun!

pkin38

Sorry to hear about the heart cath. that's no fun. I will ask her. Heath is on the edge of Newark OH about 25 miles east of Columbus off I-70.

Healer

Merry Christmas to you Jacques, you are very kind too.
Say, which do you prefer, Jack or Jacques?

Healer

Thank you pkin. You are very kind.I don't know where Heath is, but I'll look it up soon. I'm open to suggestions, if she's interested, I could send her some photos.
I'm not feeling too well today. I had a heart cath done yesterday at Dayton Heart Hosp.,, and am typing with one hand. I'm sure I'll feel better tomorrow. Just laying low for a week.

jacquescamus

beautiful Healer,
merry christmas!

pkin38

I will find out if I can for you. To bad you as far away as you are my daughter has a clothing consignment shop in Heath OH and this year she started selling candles at christmas for extra money. My other daughter sell things at craft shows so will get back with you.

Healer

Hey! You never know! I've been though Piqua. it's been a long time though.

puzzaddled

Conceivable I could get it though, Jeannie! I've been through Ohio (used to work in Windsor) en route to Florida and my hubby did business trips there so you never know... I might be stopping at Piqua again for an overnight hotel stay...

Healer

You're funny! I'm in Ohio, USA. And I'm aftaid my autograph isn't worth anything right now.

puzzaddled

Okay, Jeannie, now you've got me curious! Can I ask where you live? (As you know from below, I'm in Toronto, Canada) Maybe I could get your autograph...LOL

Healer

Michelle, Thank you so much. You've given me much to think about. I do have boxes to put them in, but they could be more distinctive, I can work on that. I do have 2 possibilities to put them on the shelf in stores, one is the craft store, the other is more of a souvenir, fine glass, blown glass, and cut crystal. I'm thinking more that direction. I like your idea, more of the museum type store.

I live on a lake, the locals like anything lighthouse, birds, fishing, boats etc., lake related. That's a market too, and I've done some of that.

I need to get more serious about it and do something with it. I've sold my oil paintings in the past, as fast as I'd get them done. But for now, I'm having more fun with the ornaments. My name is out there, I've painted some very visible works. The locals recognize me, but no one has asked for my autograph yet! Hah,hah. They point at me and say, "you're that artist arn't you"!

I will certainly give ebay serious consideration. Guess I'd better get to work on that invetory!
Thank you again! Jeannie

puzzaddled

Jeannie, you could make a web site but I'm not sure if that would be your first step. Unless you have experience in designing such (including optimized search parameters), perhaps you should try selling on eBay and/or Etsy.

I have been successful selling on eBay (silver / china) in the past but haven't done much in years (especially with the new format). You would need to have a certain amount of stock on hand for a website but selling item per item on eBay would be a way to wet your tootsies, as it were. You could also get an idea of what the market for a particular style may be by how much interest there is in it.

The idea of making and selling stands is a good one. I do not display our art ornaments on our tree since I feel they would not be given justice in a sea of ornaments. These are displayed as a group, like the Rick Beaver ones that my daughter has given as special gifts to us the past several years ( see http://www.whetung.com/shop/orb-beaver.html ) or on individual stands such as you mention. I have outdoor scenery ornaments by another artist (from the Ottawa, Ontario area who also does beautiful flowers as well). These can be displayed year round. We also have souvenir painted ornaments that we bought in Nevada at Red Rock Canyon.

When I get the Christmas decorations out this week, I will try to photograph them so you can see how the style differs.

(I'm probably going over the top here but my intentions are good.)

You'll have to research what the market will bear (Rick Beaver, for instance, is a respected and well known First Nations artist) and factor in costs. For instance, art ornaments are typically sold in the special lined boxes as shown on the site above.

Another idea comes to mind when I mentioned the souvenir store at Red Rock Canyon. I do not know where you live but perhaps it is possible to create works customized to a local landmark or area. Then approaching management of a store such as this to buy/sell these works for you might be an option. This possibly is by consignment as well. Typically, there doesn't tend to be a "sea of crafts" in these museum-type stores but fewer, well chosen quality items. Just a thought but don't know if it's doable.

Some ideas for you to ponder, Jeannie! Merry Christmas....

Healer

Thank you Pkin, thank you Michelle, I've thought about marketing them, there a couple of local places here that take consignment crafts, but there are so many crafts, it becomes a "sea of crafts".
I'm not sure how to properly market, unless I make a web page...what do you guys think? I'm open to suggestions. I have others painted, but I've given away so many.....and Pkin, I think they would be saleable, there is a market out there for them. I sold one last year at Esater, for a nice sum, of Christ carring the cross. Not all ornaments are for a tree, I also make the stands to hang them on for a china cabinet keepsake. Thank you both for your input.
Jeannie

puzzaddled

What lovely gifts! I am sure that your recipients will cherish them as I do the ornaments that people have made for me.

btw: I have a couple of hand painted ones that I bought at a our (very large) One-of-a-Kind craft show here in Toronto and I just love them. Do you market yours too, Jeannie?

pkin38

Gorgeous and good job. Did you ever think about going into business selling them....

Healer

Hi Chickiemama, Thank you, now I have to decide what to paint tonight! I stumbled on to painting ornaments by accident a couple of years ago, just for something to do. I didn't know it'd turn into something successful! It's a passion.

Healer

Hi Patsyanne, they do make nice gifts, one of a kind. When I paint, I get into my zone and shut out the world.
Hi Puzzaddled can you tell I painted before the Egg Nog? Heh, heh. And thank you I love the work.

chickiemama

She'll love it. Good job healer.

puzzaddled

Just checked your inspiration and stand by my words below!

puzzaddled

Beautiful, Healer! I echo patsyanne and say thank you too. (You have quite the talent, young lady!)

Fun to paint, aren't they? And make such nice gifts. Thanks for sharing yours, Healer.