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Selling My Art in Queenstown New Zealand.

Horned GodOctober 2013 we went to live in Queenstown New Zealand for 5 months and 2 weeks. A much needed change after a 4 year stay in Thailand. Going to New Zealand gave me a great opportunity to sell my art direct to you in person. This was my first one to one selling in 8 years and the experience was amazing. Selling in person means so much and I’d really missed the opportunity to do that on a regular basis.

I learn’t what you liked, and I really connected on a person level. It enabled me to share my story behind my art. To me the real connection between man, animals, plants and nature is at the core of my art and the sense of connectedness we all share.

Queenstown saturday market in the park. It’s alive with music and arts, and people from all over the world came to join in the friendly atmosphere. Queenstown has a majestic feeling, the mountains and the lake are memorising and you cannot help but feel amazing at being part of it.

So I signed up for a Sellers License to enable me to sell my craft. After my experience as a selling artist in Queenstown it made me realize how important it is to have an outlet to share and talk about my art. its all about making new friends and sharing my experiences with other artists and you. Sharing is the reason why we all create and I love to be with people who inspire me to create and be a better person.. It’s not just about art, its so much more its about the experience I have to connect with so many people like you.

Obtaining a Sellers License in New Zealand For 6 Months.

As a Brit you can get a tourist visa for up to 6 months. Selling your art at craft fairs and galleries in NZ you can apply for a sellers market license at the local town hall. While I was visiting Queenstown, my first point of contact was the person who ran the Queenstown Market on saturday’s and she put me in touch with what I needed to do.

Taxation on your income while you stay in New Zealand was 10% if your stay is less than 6 months. This will change as time pass’s on so please check before you come. If you stayed longer then you would need to pay taxes on your world wide earnings. So I kept my visit under 6 months, as this would complicate things. I did this back in 2013, so bare in mind things may have changed since then.

Previously the last 8 years I have been travelling from country to country.  This has been tough on my art, because I was just creating and learning to sell online, with little knowledge on how to do it properly. I just went with the flow and didn’t really know anything about marketing and using the tools I had to hand to create a better following. And I fully admit I found it hard to stay connected, it was difficult to stay focused and positive, especially when you work on your own without any interactions.

Despite all this, I have learnt a lot.

  • I have taught myself to build a websites
  • I’m learning how write blogs
  • My writing has improved.
  • I’m doing what I love
  • I’ve found great ways to show off my art via social networking

I realise those 8 years of learning and creating art and being able to travel and create gave me the opportunity to create art the body of art I had to share, quiet often you were amazed at the amount of art I had on offer.

Positive Moves in the right Direction.

  • While I’m here I’m going to learn more about the industry
  • Create more art
  • Write a book about my art. This will be consist of an 3 sections – Introduction – Meaning behind each painting and story board from start to finish. I figure this is perfect way for you to get to know me and my meaning behind my work.
  • I will be writing more blogs.
  • Focusing on my newsletters.
  • Updating my websites.

I’m always adding new items to pinterest, instagram, twitter and Facebook. If you have ant questions or helpful advice you can contact me here just leave a reply and I’ll do my best to reply.

 

 

 

Earth Soul for Earth Day 22 April 2013 Please Vote For Me.


I have my Earth Soul in a competition over on Designs By Humans If you like my tee please vote
A little more about Earth Soul. One of our many cherished Spirits 🙂 Earth Soul is a Dryad. She is tree spirit. She stands on the gateway to the earth, surrounded by air, she senses the sound of the wind and listens to the rustle of the seasons, calm and connected. With her roots she feels the earth below holding fast she is grounded and is nourished by the earth source. She is spirit and body, feeling all the other elements around her, air, fire, water, and either, nourishing her. In turn they help each other, one cannot live without each other, the building blocks of life our beautiful Earth. Earth Soul goddess of trees.
Many Blessings for your vote

Absinthe Faerie T-shirt

New beginnings is upon us once again. Theres something quite special and positive about new starts, whether we’ve had a good or bad previous year, its time to revitalize new hopes, and have fresh new outlooks and pay homage to ourselves. All that matters from one new year to the next is to smile and put some sunshine in our hearts, love and simply do what make you happy.

For me I had a magical 2009 I saw many new pastures and met some lovely folk and gained some new friends here at Lunarian. I take this time to welcome some new friends, what ever your here for whether its a fan of my art, or to be inspired may the magic of the earth be with you and have a wonderful new year.

Towards the end of last year I created this new piece called “Absinthe” and I decided to create a new t-shirt for designs by humans so heres my “Fairy Queen of the Drunken Green” and is now up for voting at DBH.
Also available in pocket mirrors, rings, necklaces, cards and prints at my etsy store

New Fairy Belt Buckle.

Star Belt Buckle

I’m pleased to announce that my sample belt buckles are on the way;) There are five new designs, blue bell, mermaid, moon goddess, star and dragon skull. Over the last few months I have been looking into getting my designs put on to belt buckles, and they will be launched later this month. There is a limited print run of 50 of each design world wide, and for the next two weeks theres a $5.00 discount and free delivery, and the response has been great, so don’t delay reserve yours today.

Thank you to everyone who have left me beautiful comments, it makes everything worth while, and keeps me inspired to paint more 😉

The last few months have been brilliant since joining the fairy society I have met so many beautiful people and friends. For anyone reading this and who creates fairy artwork you should take a look, its a great place to help promote your work and meet new people 😉

Also coming up this month is 3 wishes Faerie fest, I will be there for the first time and I’m really looking forward to many talented artists like Linda Ravenscroft, Priscilla Hernandez, Chris Down, Myrea Pettit and many more, so I look forward to seeing you there in the festivities of fun;)