May 14, 2013

Contact List Update

Since I started selling my clay-work online I learned your contact list is the most valuable asset because it is you, my follower, collector, friend, the one who has been all the way along with me. Now organizing this list is a long tedious work and it has been years- yes, years! since I don't pay attention to it, that is quite embarrassing but I'm letting it out and committing to a change.

I follow Alyson Stanfield at ArtBizCoach and also attend to my local SCORE meetings. I was quite frustrated because I literally don't have time to do that work but one great advice I found last week from their archives was to hire a Virtual Assistant. I felt like I found the answer, the perfect solution for my life style and keep making art.

My first newsletter is going to be out as soon as my assistant is done collecting and transferring the database. You will hear from me, possibly quarterly and I promise to make it short and sweet with full of visuals.

Brooch on clay with quote. ®2013 Sikiu Perez
Carrying to Etsy store is my biggest challenge, both are very different although very fun to fill them with good stuff. The picture above is from MangoTreeCeramics, my white clay notebook creations. I love notebooks, don't you? Click here if you want to see more, I have jewelry, trays and soon will add cups, all with the same notebook idea.

May 4, 2013

Fly Bird, Fly Away

Preparing for a solo show and building from scratch my new studio had left me with very little time to spare. I had this tile for many weeks on my "in process" shelf. Yesterday I finally grabbed it and just clicked, I wont make more bird tiles. 

I started making them back when the recession started as a release of stress and with the intention to make people smile, and it did! I enjoyed all the wonderful feedback and of course the sales. Now it's time to move on and my feathery friends will leave home, maybe to a warmer climate. 
This one is so Shabby Chic I have no doubts it will go to a good home. I can picture it decorating a Kitchen, even permanently installed on a tiled wall.