In November I had a stand at the Supreme Cat Show held at the NEC in Birmingham which I felt was very successful. Thank you to all my customers and to people who simply stopped to say hello.
Also in November I had an article about my work published in the local newsletter for the Cat Protection League.
Towards the end of the year I started painting ACEO's and offering them for sale on eBay as I had been asked if I could produce some smaller more affordable originals. I am delighted at the response I have had to these and I now have several International collectors of my work.
Sales from my website slowly increased over the year and in December I had my best month ever.
I produced a Step-by-Step demonstration of how to draw a cat's eye and sales of these have far exceeded my expectations, I mail one to somewhere in the world at least twice a week.
Looking back at my aims for 2009 I didn't achieve what I wanted around the production of new work.
I only manged to paint 4 pieces for SOFA and certainly didn't produce a new work each month. I did however update my blog on average 3 times a week and spend time in marketing. The marketing was based more around my online activities than getting my work into a bricks and mortar Gallery as I felt that was a better option in the financial climate.
That looks to be paying dividends as my sales from online sources have increased monthly.
I'm reasonably happy with what I achieved in 2009 and hope to continue to move forward in 2010.
My next post will be about my goals for 2010.