Passions of an Odd Chick

Monday, November 29, 2010

Catching Up!

An art card I made this week for my friend.
My heart does swell with gratefulness reflecting on the last two weeks. You know the only reason I would leave my blog peeps is for my close family and friends. I spent one week getting ready for them, a week hosting them, and now I'll spend a few days recovering!

Gus & Cash on the big hay baler

This is what my dining room table looked like most of the holiday because Crazy Consuela (my daughter Joli) was here and she had an order for about 70 caps and we all pitched in to help her accomplish that feat. I got one of my Christmas presents early.

Crazy Consuela Cap for Mom
 Isn't it adorable?? You can have one too if you have a facebook account. Search for Crazy Consuela and become a fan and you can see her latest creations and order with her from PayPal. I'm so proud of her and her business is taking off like gang-busters! INCREDIBLE. I watched her walk into a cute boutique her in Roswell, NM and sell an order of 20 JUST LIKE THAT!

Crazy Consuela Caps ready to ship
Update on my art show at Tinnie's (Day of the Dead) I ended up selling 2 paintings after the show.
This one for $45.00. (she's 5 x 5)

and this one! She sold for $75.00! Which really blows me away (she's like 6x8)!- which makes my daughter mad every time I say it because she thinks I'm de-valuing my art by being so shocked. But really I'm just incredibly grateful that someone sees what I value in these pieces and are willing to pay for it! I learned that the show is only the beginning and not to give up just because you don't sell anything on the day of the show. And I also sold some of my pendants:
Also, good news about my friend, Teresa, who has breast cancer. She learned she has no lymph node involvement!! Yeah! If you want to write her and cheer her on I would be so grateful. Send mail to:
Oasis Of Healing
% Teresa Carey
210 No. Center, Suite 102
Mesa, AZ 85201


WrightStuff said...

Nice to see you back and congratulations on the sales :)

I don't know why you are surprised at the prices they went for either. Definitely worth more I think. Someone once told me that if your art isn't selling then you should RAISE the price!

Louise Gale said...

Hey you, welcome back. Love Joli's hats they are fabulous. Love your paintings - of course they sold! Love to your friend and love to you gorgeous gal. xxx

Bren said...

It's great to hear all that you've been up to. Just love the caps your daughter makes, I'll be looking her up on Facebook.
And now for the biggie, congratulations on your sales! I'm just so darn happy for you and look forward to hearing of lots more great things taking place with your art.

Way to go Chickie!

Steve Emery said...

I figured you were out for family - and I hoped you were having a great time. Congrats to Crazy Consuelo (I can see why these sell fast - they are attention getters, and different!) and CONGRATS on selling those paintings. That's how it starts. And what great news about Teresa! Good news all round - I'm so glad I stopped in to see what was up.

Claire Kiefer said...

Congrats on your art and your daughter's success and your friend's good cancer news!

Poetic Artist said...

I am so happy you sold those paintings..I know you will be selling more and more..
I am so glad to hear about Teresa.
I do love the hats..Talent does run in the family....
Take care,

wanda miller said...

ahhhh,:), thank you for those great comments!
i looked around here and felt a lot of energy in every corner, along with some wonderful art! you have a very special blog and probably speaks of YOU!

Jennifer Richardson said...

Bravo on the sales!
And to your Joli!
AND for the family marathon
memory making extravaganza!
Enjoy the after-Thanksgiving

Buffy said...

Catching up is what I'm trying to do to,had a babyshower and thanksgiving at my house!
Love those hats! And I'm so happy that you sold a few pieces. How exciting! I'm new at selling art too,I have a friend thats an artist so she helps me with my pricing and I'm like you I can't believe the prices but they are worth every penny. Congrats!!!!

linda said...

Congratulations to both you and your daughter! It's a good thing to be able to sell anything in this seems especially hard because people see it as such a luxury, an absolute 'not what we need right now'...of course, i completely disagree but no matter...glad you had a wonderful holiday with family and friends and also happy she's better!!

Beth Nicholls said...

Congratulations on selling your paintings! I love it that you are both making money doing what you love! So awesome that Joli's business is taking off like that - not surprised as her hats are so cute!

Nancy said...

Like Mother, Like Daughter.....both very talented.....
Congratulations on selling your work; not surprised at all.........and I love the caps........

Thanks for your comments; meant alot to me......