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Christmas is Coming, if the Mayan Apocalypse doesn’t get us first.
What did you do on December 21, the day the Mayan calendar supposedly stopped? I officiated a gothic Victorian wedding – I can’t imagine a better way to celebrate the end of the world!
Although, I don’t really understand why everyone was so worried. I read recently on the Atlantic Wire that archaeologists found new astronomical tables in the city of Xultun. These new tables pre-date the previous codex, which mysteriously stopped on Dec 21, 2012, and span over 7,000 years into the future. So it seems we’re not doomed yet. It’s just that the Mayan writing down the codex got a sore hand and went down to the pub for a drink instead.
What Does The Mayan Apcoalypse Have to Do With MY Business?
Not much, actually, come to think of it. Except for the fact that since it didn’t happen, chances are high you’ll get to enjoy your Christmas turkey, go to the beach (or the ice skating rink) and sip vodka through a straw or whatever it is you get up to on New Years.
You’re out-of-commission. On Holiday. And that means your business is going to have to tick along without you.
Is YOUR business prepared for that responsibility?
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For any new business, pricing work can be a total guessing game. On the one hand, you want to undercut the competition, beucase you know everyone wants a bargain and you want to get your product out there. On the other hand, you want to eat. How to solve this quandary?
The pricing problem becomes further compounded with creative businesses, because the product you’re selling isn’t something people can easily place value on. Artwork doesn’t immediately solve a pressing problem, or offer some kind of stable market for which you can compare models and prices. The price a person pays for artwork is whatever they feel it is worth. If they don’t feel it’s worth the price asked, they won’t pay for it.
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And you thought tea parties were harmless fun …
I recently finished a new piece that appeared in the Part Time Artist, Full Time Friend show, held at the Classic Comedy Club on Sunday 18 November. The show was a great local arts initiative combining a one-day art show, 14 bands and musicians and comedy acts running all day. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend the show in person (it’s crazy this time of year), but apparently it was a roaring success.
“The Great Victorian Food Fight” was inspired by one of my favourite children’s book, Princess Pam Fell into the Jam, as well as an exhibition of food paintings I saw about 10 years ago. Mostly, it’s just a fun illustration of how a tea part can get dangerously out of hand.
Detail of my favorite sections – the pink cupcakes, the immaculate hairdo, the jelly flying, the cat sneaking some cake, and the little mouse in the teapot.
Detail of the gold decoration around the edges.
This piece didn’t sell in the show, so is still available for purchase for $310. If you’re interested, contact me at steff AT grymmandepic.com and I can give you all the details. To see more examples of my art/illustration work and hire me for editorial or custom commissions, check out my Gallery page.