Even though it isn't even the New Year yet I am already working on my resolutions and yesterday I began taking wonderful fresh photographs of all my pieces. One of my big business goals of 2009 for Sassy Glass Studio is to have all my pieces available for sale on Etsy and to create a portfolio of my work. The portfolio will serve several important purposes, all of which will help me easily share my art with more people. Over the summer I exhibited my art at art shows and had a number of people comment that I should sell my art in shops or contact interior decorators and show them my work, but I didn't have a really good way to show anyone my art. This led to the realization that I needed to design a catalog/portfolio to showcase my art. The portfolio would be easy to take with me to a shop or office and allow me to show the different types of fused glass art I create. I can always make another appointment to bring some pieces in for a more physical examination, but I believe the portfolio will really help me get my foot in the door. So, this is why I put on my ALM Photo photographer hat and had Allan help me set up the light table and lights out in the photography studio yesterday.
Allan had already convinced me to leave my "shop" set up from the Open House until I needed to take my inventory somewhere, like to an @ Home Show or an art show, rather than box everything up where nobody can see it. Since the actual Open House, I have had a number of folks just drop by to see my one-of-a-kind fused glass art and make some purchases so I am not at all eager to put it all up any time soon. Most of all, having all my pieces out will make it a whole lot easier to access them to take the photographs. By the way, if you would like to come and check out the Sassy Glass Studio "shop", give me a call or e-mail me and we can arrange a time to meet. Please help me get the word out about Sassy Glass Studio and pass this information on to any shops or interior decorators you think may be interested in selling Sassy Glass Studio's one-of-a-kind fused glass art.
BLOG BONUS: Now through March 31st, 2009, you will receive a credit equal to 10% of the total purchase of any new customer you refer to Sassy Glass Studio. Simply make sure your friend or family member mentions your name to me at the time of purchase.
A Sassy thank you to everyone who has helped me get through this first year in business. It has been an awesome adventure and I wish you all a Happy New Year!!
If you are in need of professional photography in the Knoxville, TN area please contact Allan and Lisa Mueller of ALM Photo.
***Attention Artists: Do you need fresh images for your website, Etsy (or other on-line shop), art show applications or marketing materials? If so, contact ALM Photo for information on our special "artists only" packages.