I am, indeed, a post office — that is, I’m designing stamps that can be used as postage … or as collectibles.
I don’t care much to see someone spend $2 on a 70 cent stamp, but if it’s a collectible, it makes no difference, and in fact, the more the initial offering goes out for, the more likely it will rise to the expectations of the collectors. Continue reading →
“Hi, I need some cash fast, and I’m on the street selling these things for which I usually ask fifty bucks, but like I said, I need some cash, so I’m selling them for only $3 bucks apiece, metal ebmossings mounted in a coin flip, like you see here. Can you help me out? How many would you like?”
Metal Embossing? It’s cheap, and it’s a total cinch to make ’em, and a total cinch to sell ’em, when you know a few tricks of the trade. Metal embossing is a terrific way for a new artist of ANY age and persuasion to get out there with their artwork, and it’s a great way to get your art into multimedia without a lot of fuss and horrible expenses.
For an established artist, it’s a no-brainer. It puts your art into an affordable category for an original work of art. Usually it’ll be a signed and numbered multiple, which this isn’t. It’s a total original, and an established artist can ask the moon for these things.
Doubt it? Imagine what the price would be for a coin-sized embossed metal piece if you could PROVE that it was made and signed by Picasso? How about Rosenquist, or Lichtenstein, or Warhol, or Basquiat?
Take an “ordinary” penny and put it into a high-energy static electrical field, encapsulate it and surround it with a permeable foamy material, and you have the start of an improvised magical weapon, which can be set up and activated with a Cloud Chamber or any imbuing device.
This was my mother’s sterling silver example of her modernist jewelry teacher, Art Smith’s “Calder” necklace, 1953; Smith was inspired by the Alexander Calder show at the Modern. I’m currently engaged in creating Modernist Pendants out of copper, brass, silver and 18 karat gold (it’s very yellow, as opposed to 14k). There are just too many of them to photograph and put up on eBay all at once, but I’m heading in that direction. You might want to market my Modernist Pendants, Ancient Style rings and earrings, and more. Inquire of me if you’re at all interested. Stock can cost anywhere from about $100 up to whatever you want to fling in the face of fortune.
In addition, I’ve waded into my library of 7,000 volumes, and pulled out more than half for sale; here are the details: Continue reading →
Give your family the ultimate Christmas gift — you and your kids can build a family business together. Tune in to the workshop this morning to find out exactly how to achieve this for little or no cost. See You At The Top!!! — gorby