Thursday, April 15, 2010

Brainstorm with me, won't you?

I need your advice...
I am sharing a booth at an art festival with a friend in a few weeks. I am selling photos...in note card form and in photo form. Some 5x7's...possibly some 8x10's. Some with frames...some without. All proceeds are going toward my ticket to Belgium. (that I have to buy pretty soon and I'm not quite ready! I'm off to a good start...but I have a lot of funds yet to raise.)
So...
What I'd like to hear from you is...which of my photos do you think I should sell as frameable art at the art festival?
If you've got the time...would you be so kind as to leave me a comment and let me know what you think? If you want you can go to my flickr and poke around...or check out my note cards at Etsy...or go from memory if you have one. I don't...so I hesitate to include that. But if you do...good for you...and would you please let me know your secret?
Wait...what was I doing? Shoot...I hate when that happens. Oh! Yes...that's right. Help. Advice.
Anyway...if you have a favorite...or two...would you let me know which ones they are? It's hard for me to look at them from a buyer's point of view...plus I love to brain storm and you all are good at it!!
Thank you so much...I couldn't do this without you all...for real. Your encouragement and support have been invaluable to me. xo

14 comments:

ThyHandHathProvided said...

My first reaction to your question is that I think your egg, vegetable, kitchen shots would look lovely framed in anyone's kitchen. That's what I'm hoping to do with the ones I have.

Just a thought:-).

Kelly said...

I like them in the collections you have put together, they compliment one another. So maybe any of those frames where you can put multiples in? Or if you use singleton frames some ribbon on the matting could be nice for some of them. Somehow work your artistic eye into it all Michelle- if you think it looks good so will everyone else! (Green, and Bounty are my faves I think)

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

oh dear. Shows are good for feedback, and you will gain alot of knowledge for the next one!
My favorite is
1. Your pink and green set.
Its got food, and flowers, and it would go with nearly any color scheme and its got very good composition.
I also like the pear shot, its what drew me to your blog in the first place.
Best of luck
xx

dmoms said...

you have too many to pick from! wow. I do like it when you put the same "color families" together. those dogwood pic's are beautiful!

wayside wanderer said...

I really like the dolls. I also like the single shots of food (they are not all in one set together)...the egg, the pear, the green beans, and ...garlic or tomato...can't decide. They would look cute grouped in a kitchen. I also like the rose...that would be pretty in my bedroom. :) The dolls, I just like them. And I really like that pretty pink and blue bowl.

I hope your show goes really well. ~Leslie

jrosemcgovern said...

Hey Darling -
Well . . . I pretty much like all of your photo's. I agree with the comments from all your other peeps.
I really like the food and garden shots for the kitchen and they would be nice framed. I also love the shots of the chickens as note cards and framed. The ones you have for the boutique sold well. The doll set sold really well and I think those would be cute framed also.
I pray this goes very well for you!
love you

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

the lemons, pears, oranges, persimmons, any of your fruits... I love them all! Emily at the beach is good too. And your ladies in waiting where they are all line up. So cute! I had to quit looking around page 25 on flickr but you have so many good ones! I'm imagining a set of two or three fruits/veggies in a series for a kitchen. Wouldn't that be great?

Lisa Gallup said...

My faves are:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/michelletakacs/4311757957/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/michelletakacs/4041418966/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/michelletakacs/3791090086/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/michelletakacs/4317794896/


You take AWESOME pics, Michelle!!

A Friend Across the Miles said...

Geesh, what to pick, what to pick? Didn't we just go through this? :)

The dogwood photos are lovely, as are the shots of the lemons.

Maybe you should just lay them all out, blindfold yourself and randomly choose? They're ALL so good...

Dave said...

How do I get to your Flickr account? I can't seem to find you on Flickr??/
Linda

Quilts of Comfort said...

love your blog... your inspiring. I really like all your photos...my favs are the peony, another man's junk, lemons in blue bucket, still life fruit in bowl, and all the canning ones are great too.
God bless your future endeavors, and trip!

Thanks for the tip re: yarn shop, I can't wait to go there!

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Cindy said...

Well of course i love all the ones i got, but for stand alones, like if i wanted to hang them in a larger size i like 'le poire', 'brown eggs', withering rose, and brwon string :) They are all lovely in their color scheme to hang as a grouping in the smaller sizes though.

Kelly said...

I've been looking though your collection trying to decide which ones would cause me to part with my money. :-) You wanted honesty from the buyer's side, right? Nearly any of them would make me stop to really look at everything you have, but which ones would I buy framed? The ones with flowers and nature-but also plenty of bold color. You have great talent and I enjoy looking at your work!