Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Artist Studio Day and WOYWW

Welcome it's Artist Studio Day at The Smartest Artist and What's on your Work Desk Wednesday hosted by Julia Dunnit, two wonderful blog hops to share in what's happening in the studio or on the work surface!

My current Hand Torn Paper Pet Portrait commission is still under wraps as my client is giving it as a present and we can't risk the surprise being ruined, so you only get a tiny peek at one little corner of my desk :)

The jelly bellies have absolutely nothing to do with the hand torn paper portrait I am creating.  They are just my snack.  Why all pink you ask?, Because I ate all the white ones of course!  Yes, I adore white jelly bellies; toasted marshmallow, coconut, cream soda, and popcorn flavored....YUM!   What's left are cotton candy and bubble gum which I still like, after-all I did custom mix the bag,

Since I can't share my newest work with you yet, maybe you'd like to see a cover I created for my Facebook page displaying my hand torn paper pet portraits.

I've spent even more time on this week starting my newest blog "The Smartest Artist"   After years of my artist friends asking for tips/tricks and suggestions as to how I sell and book my comissions a year to a year in a half in advance. I finally decided to share the sales and marketing techniques I use via this new blog.

Here are links to  a few of my posts I hope you'll stop by for a visit! 


If you are an artist or crafts person looking to increase your art sales, please come subscribe to the blog and join our group on Facebook  The Smartest Artist Collaborative Group    this group is a place for artist to collaborate and help each other succeed! This group is all about positive interaction and sharing ideas, thoughts suggestions toward becoming successful, selling artist! This is an open group invite your friends!

Thanks so much for stopping by!   I can't wait to see what's going on in your studio space today!


Nan G said...

Oh my word! Your hand torn portraits are amazing! I've never seen anything like this before! I'm off to check out your new blog. Happy WOYWW! Nan G #3

Roberta B said...

lol.. jelly beans are fun to eat no matter what flavor.. and wow that's a lot of work..hand torn. Wow. Thanks for the peek and have a great day. Roberta 7

Robyn said...

I always visit my neighbors first, and we are both Robin's!
What a lovely snack!
thanks for the snoop around
robyn 9

Janene McAnally said...

Oh WOW and WOW these hand torn animal portraits are fantastic Robin!! I certainly will be visiting your other blog!! I too am a jelly bean lover hehe. Happy WOYWW.
Janene #24

Jackie said...

Cotton candy and bubblegum are two of my favourites!
Just send them to me ....
Jackie 31

Alpha Shanahan said...

your new blog sounds interesting! i can sure use some help in the sales area. i suck in selling my art! he,he,he.. alpha shanahan *35

Helen said...

now hand mixing jelly bean bags sounds like a fun pastime! Your pet portraits are amazing. Happy WOYWW Helen, 22

Ria Gall said...

I can never hand pick jelly beans as I like too many of them.
I am loving your wall of shame that is the dogs that is looking great
Have a great day today and a wonderful weekend
Ria #61

Neil said...

Loving having a peek at your world today. It all looks like fun from here. even just a tiny corner. love jelly babies too, though I go for the orange ones!
Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week.

Candace said...

Thanks for sharing your creative crafty space and hope you have a great weekend

Candace #60

Tertia said...

Those jelly beans have made me hungry. Love the pink ones.
Your pet portraits are amazing!
Happy WOYWW!
Tertia #40

ike said...

My goodness - so many flavours !!! I guess these are proper US jelly beans are they ?? I have never had any of those exotic 'proper' JBs.


IKE in Greece #49

glitterandglue said...

Good looking snack! Sure you are not related to Father Christmas? He likes candy and stuff...
Lovely work Robin. Don't know how you have the patience to tear all those pieces of paper.
Have a great, sweet eating, fun week.
Margaret #70

Sarah Leonard said...

Your jelly babies look yummy and I love the little torn paper cat on your sidebar.

I'll definitely have to check out your other site too :)

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Monica said...

What an incredible way to make portraits. You are brave to include what is art or was it am i an artist. After hearing Sher describe Mylee C's cavorting as art I think I wan to be a crafter!

Monica 111

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my gosh! I haven't visited in far too long. I just love your torn paper pet portraits. I did wonder what project the tin of pink jelly bellies was for. Now I see that they are for the artist!

Danie May said...

Wow I didn't know that Jelli Babes came in all those great flavors. Definitely a great sugar fix for when you are creating that's for sure. Your facebook banner looks fabulous and showcases your work beautifully. Have a great week! Danie #38

April Story said...

I hope your client's gift is a success. I can't wait to see it. It amazes me what you do with little pieces of paper.
April #115