What's new on the Reef
Looking back at my past blog entries, I see it has been a while since I posted an update on the progress of the Coral Reef series. I have been working steadily on the largest collage in the series, but since it is large, and the process is painstaking, seeing progress needs a sharp eye. Here are some photos showing details on some of the new areas I am incorporating.
Take a chance on me
Recently, I have been considering having a raffle for some of my large, framed collages. It came to mind because a Santa Fe craftsperson of my acquaintance held a raffle for his product. He is a blacksmith who creates hand-forged knives for chefs. These knives are high-end tools meant for professionals – but home cooks who know the value of good tools want them too. Recently, he had a raffle for one of these knives, with tickets for only $10 – quite a bargain price for this hand-crafted work
By the way, if you are curious about these knives,
you can check them out on Instagram:
His site is MYRKRFELLFORGE
Tell him that Deco sent you!
Drop me a line
I was wondering if such a promotion would work for me. The necessary protections for the public during the pandemic have impacted my career. The art shows are closed or online only, so the opportunity to show my work has dwindled. What do you think of an online art raffle? What piece would make a good prize? What would be a price for a raffle ticket? If you have ever seen my work in a gallery, you may recall that I use archival framing that costs hundreds of dollars in addition to the collage itself, so I have to weigh that as well in my decision.
Write to me and let me know your thoughts!
And in the Etsy shops....
I have new promotions starting in my Etsy shops.
In the original shop DECOfineartcollage, I am highlighting my aspens, as I do every year, during Aspen season. In addition to posters, prints and journals, I have the three mixed media set on wood panels.
They are only 8” square, and would look great in you home office, singly or as the complete set. I am offering a coupon for everything in the shop, 15% off the purchase of any 3 items in the shop. Use this coupon code: ASPENGLOW
And in my other shop, STARArtbyDeco, I have a different promotion. “Favorite” any item, and you will receive a 15% off coupon code. This one is called DRACONID for the ongoing meteor shower.
What Goes On:
New Etsy shop!
A new shop for greeting cards and journals and more...
now collected into one spot. Everything is so giftable!
greeting card sets, posters
blank book journals
I can ship my art almost anywhere - Just ask!
Greeting Card Sets,
5 blank cards + envelopes, bundled into gift-ready packages
includes Scenes of New Mexico, Fine Ladies Dancing, Rising, and Perfectly Pear
Loosen Your Soul
and Harvest: Fruition
each is 18" x 24", add comes rolled, ready for framing.
Prints, posters, journals, and cards make beautiful gifts
Change in Plans
Just like everyone else in the world, I am adjusting my plans and shifting my expectations. Until the crisis has passed and safety in Santa Fe is assured, I will be working from my studio in my home, doing my bit to help conquer the pandemic
Art of Santa Fe
Online Community Marketplace
Offering collage items
DECO//fine art collage
accepts payment through PayPal and Stripe!
are in Santa Fe:
Studio Visits in Santa Fe:
by appointment and
with a mask and a smile!
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