February 12, 2007

guess what?!?

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i sold two pieces of art this weekend! yay! my first sales! well, technically one other piece has been sold, but it was at a charity auction and i don't know for how much or to who (whom?). whatever. anyway, this time i know who bought them (thank you b!) and for how much ($$$!). he had me make two for his girlfriend for valentine's day. so nice!

one he wanted to be red and black for the university of georgia (below). the other he wanted to be professional looking ... she's a lawyer (above). i did the georgia one first. i used lots of layers of fun ribbon in reds and whites and blacks. the professional one i wanted to match colorwise in case she wanted to hang them together (which is what i would do). i tried to find a great pinstripe, but it just didn't work in the space. so instead, i found a modified paisley. i used one small strip of the ribbon from the uga one as the belt and then tied a super skinny glossy black ribbon for the bow. i also used three crystals for the shoes (not sure if you can tell from the pictures).

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i'm really happy with the way they turned out. i hope she likes them!

10 comments:

Jenny said...

Love them!

Kit said...

I have an inside connection to "b". His girlfirend LOVED THEM!!!! YAY for Holly!!!!!!

Erin T said...

How wonderful! Your first real art sale - and commissioned work no less! And how thoughtful was it for that guy to come up with this sweet surprise for his girlfriend for v-day?
Congratulations!

Beth said...

CONGRATS!!! thats awesome

Ashley said...

Hey Holly! I am Ashley, B's girlfriend, and I wanted to say thank you for my feetsies pictures. I absolutely LOVE them! I will let everyone who sees them know who the fabulous artist is...

holly said...

ashley, hooray! i'm so happy you liked them! thanks so much for taking the time to write ... that means a lot! i'm on cloud 9 ...

Beth said...

So cute! I'm absolutely serious that if you could come up with some kind of writing design I'd love to talk about buying it! Drop my blog email a line if you are interested.

casapinka said...

Holly, I've left a comment twice. I think the last time was when my baby spit up and I wasn't able to send it. Anyway, there was a BIG congrats there and they just look stellar. What a milestone. Where's your Etsy store?

holly said...

beth ... emailing now! casapinka ... i'm thinking about setting one up. do you think they'd sell?

Christy said...

Those are the cutest things!