I've spent some time at the end of the summer taking photographs and creating a store on Etsy for the items that are for sale. I've also entered some pieces in upcoming shows and contributed one piece to a nonprofit auction. The "Art" section of my website is reorganized (and still under construction). Here's the rundown:
I've created a new photo gallery to make easier to see the range of individual pieces. Clicking on an image takes you to a page with more photos of the piece. Eventually, I plan to write a short narrative/description for each piece. I'd like to make 360 degree videos, also, but that probably won't happen anytime soon.
The photos with light backgrounds were taken while the pieces were at Tapp's. Those with gray fabric background were taken by me on my back deck. I discovered that the lighting back there is excellent on an overcast day or between about 3:00 and 4:00 when it's sunny. I'm pretty happy with the photos I've been taking, and I plan to offer some signed/numbered prints for sale once I find a good combination of size, price, and quality. Watch this space for details if you're interested.
I've opened an Etsy store so that the pieces that I've got for sale have an online home equipped with a sales mechanism. I sold two pieces at Tapp's ("Cockfight" and "Heron #1") and have since sold two more ("The First Rooster" and "Wilson"). Whether or not my work will sell through Etsy I do not know.
The Etsy store's ten listings include both pieces that were for sale at Tapp's and a couple ("Roller Skate" and "Third of July") that I created since that show ended. I'll add new pieces as they become available.
As I mentioned above, I'm also planning on offering some prints for sale. Those will be available through the Etsy store.
[Update 8/12/2017: The first print -- a signed and numbered 8x10 of "The First Rooster" -- is now available at my Etsy shop. If they sell I'll do more. If not, I've got my Christmas card issues solved for years to come.]
I've entered three pieces in upcoming juried shows (a juried show means that a "jury" sifts through the entries and throws out those are unsuitable prior to judging). First, I entered my Mississippi Kite "Call It In" in the Rosewood Art & Music Festival that takes place in my local area at the end of September. This year I entered "The First Owl" and "Mockingbird" in the South Carolina State Fair. Unlike last year, I'm now considered a "professional" for fair purposes, having made money from my work.
As I reported a few days ago, I'm contributing my hermit crab sculpture "Old Ben" to the ZOOfari auction. I have no idea, of course, what kind of money the piece will fetch. It is one of the smaller things I've made but does a good job of capturing the personality of a large hermit crab. Plus I've been told it's a great use of a 1 iron, which is reportedly a tricky club to use. I wouldn't know, as I don't play golf.