The hardest part of this Shopify business is reading the instructions. I’ve been working on it all afternoon and it’s still not in any way perfected. I just get really frustrated with my lack of computer savvy, which means I definitely need to take a break. I have uploaded twelve paintings to the site, but I’m confused about how to use their templates and I’m sure it is the simplest thing in the universe, and…blech.
Hopefully, I will get it together and it will all be good.
Here is the link to the sugar shoppe – http://karen-tashkovski-visual-artist.myshopify.com/ I uploaded the Talisman paintings. There are twenty-four in the series but I only picked twelve. The challenge will be getting those paintings to the customer with as little erased chalk as possible. But when I added the chalk text, it was inevitable that the paintings would eventually erase. The idea that love is fleeting, I guess.
What is your opinion about the duration of art? Because these paintings have more than one fragile element. I decided that I would not allow returns. Not sure if that’s a bad idea – I mean, I can always change it – but who buys a painting and then thinks it is disposable? The artwork could get damaged. Pieces could fall off. But I am not the art repairman, am I? I know that Jasper Johns doesn’t offer to repair the found objects that break off his art. If they do at all. I’m pretty sure they are handled so carefully by art gallery and museum minions in white gloves.
It is the Dadaist perspective, like when the glass broke in that Duchamp piece, and he actually thought it enhanced the work.
I would need to find the kind of patrons with disposable income who really understand this mindset and their responsibility in acquiring art. I see the new owners as the guardians of…I was going to say my children, but that sounds so cheesy even in written form.
But if they are like children, then the analogy is the one out of SATC, when Miranda tells Steve, you try not to kill Brady when he’s with you and I’ll try not to kill him when he’s here. I’m paraphrasing – can’t remember the exact line, but you get the gist.