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I have a question, I got into a great little space here, a portico doing photos on tile. They already have their quota on photography but she let me in doing photos on tile. I am trying to make them myself - it takes 7-10 business days to order the done ones and I don't have the money for enough right now. I affixed photos on tile with modpodge and am trying a sealer - they look ok. Actually as coasters they look ok. I can't bake them like Debra does. I am not crafty. I have put 3 coats of modpodge on them and then three coats of sealer. Does anyone have ideas? Also for sealers does anyone have any recommendation? I have a spray one and it's ok. I would love one that I can put on with a brush.
I would love suggestions. I would love to start asap with holidays coming up. And work my way into ordering a selection and doing photography!
Tony, Wow! Very well done!
I call this one "Robot Meadow".
Cheri - I'm assuming that you would scan in your drawings and then insert the graphics into a program? There are lots of options for this. Lots of people use Photoshop for graphic design. I have used Gimp, which is very much like Photoshop, but free. I have also used a newer version of Powerpoint, which is a surprisingly good graphic editor if it's not something too complicated.
Jason, This is in response to the tread in Marketing. There is no reply option to your reply last night. I am sorry I didn't get that you were about fame at all. The supporting character is the story i thought you would identify with. Fame is handed to him and he says no, and the response and his reasoning are what I found to be thought provoking. For others the movie I am talking about is, 'Country Strong'.
Eileen, I really admire your vision and commitment. :)
Deby, There is a place in Ky that is called the Upper Room, it a second floor of a building where the rooms are chambers each with a different theme. The walls are canvas to the murals and they have worship and prayer events there. It is very similar to what you are describing. I have also had a similar thoughts of creating the an "Epic" of the heart of God using sound, scent and visual arts to create a multi sensory experience. It too would be a progression of chambers. I saw it as something that could travel?
I also would love to build a place where people could come and explore their creativity, get feed back, expand, and grow as artists of all kinds. It would provide performance venues as well. it is not a school in the traditional sense but a facilitating community. It's hard to put into words but I can see it.
Eileen, I have a similar plan, plus because my gallery would be in my home I would have fairly low overhead.
Appreciate you guys, Deb
My vision is for an exhibit that tells the story of Christ interacting with His creation called Jesus Encounters - Ordinary People, Transformed Lives. I have just secured my domain, engaged one oil painter and completed my first professional photo shoot, which will be the inspiration for a couple of compositions. I am not a painter myself, just the visionary/producer. If any of you know of anyone that might be interested in this project, please let me know as I would like to have several artists represented in this project! Also, would love to hear any feedback you might have. More details to follow... :)
Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome!
Debra, I am happy to share my gallery experience with you. As with every other business pursuit, you have to have a great product, in my case, beautiful original works of art, know who your target audience is and how to market to them . The other thing you need is deep pockets, an investor or second income to keep the gallery going through challenging economic times. This time I plan to start with a virtual gallery and possibly build on that.
Deby, your gallery idea sounds fascinating and something that would be fun to experience!
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