Friday, May 15, 2015

Fun Weekend Ahead! 2 Events- One Weekend!

Fun Weekend Ahead! 
2 Events- One Weekend!




This will start to happen a lot now. The more shows I sign up for, the more they began to overlap! This is the nature of the business they say. Many artists who have much more experience than I do also express to me how all of the Galleries, Shops, Art Fairs and Festivals all are trying to position themselves on the best weekends and they are definitely overlapping. Summer shows, Fall shows and the Holidays events are when it happens the most! Well the time has begin. Hopefully I will choose the right shows and events to have a successful summer and fall season. Wish me luck. That's all for now. 
Take Care and Stay Creative!
Allison B.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Season of Art Shows Begins!!!

Well The Season has Begun!

     The life of an artist is always busy and that's a good thing. There are so many things to do when you run your own art business. You have to work on your printed materials for shows, work on your Social media posts, take photos of your work, apply to shows, work on "the books", buy supplies, set up displays at galleries and shops that show your work, meet with customers and go to meetings for art organizations and groups, and also Create! It can get a Little Crazy but we Love It for we love Creating and sharing our Craft. I feel blessed to be able to make people happy with the things I create. Thant what make this career Awesome


I participated in my first show in April and it was great. What a wonderful way to start out the year. May holds a lot of events as well. Working on new designs is always a must. I want to introduce a New line each show. I hope I will be able to do this. I working towards that gold. This week I getting ready for my first Guest Artist Session and my first outside show for the year. Here is some of the pics from setting up at Green Door Art Gallery in Webster Groves, MO. I love this Gallery. I will be bringing a couple of other Items to add in before the opening reception this Friday! This weekend on Saturday and Sunday Washington, MO will be the place to be. I will be in the 34th Washington Art Fair and Winefest. This is always a wonderful show to meet new people, see old friends and sample wonderful wines from across our region. Oh, and Buy some Great Art!!! Washington, MO is such a sweet little town and I enjoy the charm of this city. We are usually set up right on the main street with all great shops surrounding us. Cool Show!



The last event is Going to be a Clayton Fine Art Gallery in Clayton MO. I will be showing an one of a kind wearable art  design that was inspired my a wonderful young artist in the 8th grade. This exhibition is part of the "Blooming Art Project". I will share more about this great event closer to the reception which is May 29th.  



Well that's all for now. Remember Take Care & Stay Creative

Allison B

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Devil in in the Details!

  The Devil is in the Details 

New Web Site!


     I've just taken a Great Workshop about How to better market my Art Business and it was Fantastic!!! Thank you to Artsy Shark's Carolyn Edlund, The Art Beacon's Jennifer Suits and Lori Feldman - The Database Diva for a wonderful learning experience.  
I learned so much about Websites, Blogs, Data Bases, Pinterest, Facebook, Instagrams and all the other social media sites that can help you "Grow Your Business." I learned what I had right and I definitely learned what I should improve. So I have been taking some time these past few weeks working on things to improve my presence on the web and elsewhere. My wonderful husband and I have been working on my new website. Thank you James for all of your expertise. Feeling blessed to be married to a web designer.

     There were many points that they said that would improve my business outlook, and one them was to get or re-establish my Blog. Well I will go for it. I will try to post ay lease every 2 weeks. More if possible.
 
New Banner for My Blog

     I have been taking a fair amount of workshops and mini classes to further my image and design knowledge. You can "Never Stop Learning" and as long as there is a workshop, online videos,Conventions , Art Organization sponsored events to become a part of  - I'm There. I will post about the great things I learned, New Shows , New designs, and all of that fun things that make me love what I do! So Enjoy the Ride with Me!

Take Care and Blessings!
Allison B
www.alnbcollections.com


Thursday, February 27, 2014

When Life & Your Art Collides!

When Life & Your Art Collides!


     Well, I see that Life doesn't always goes the way you want. I had to leave for my home town to handle important family matters. It is amazing how things work out. I'm working on getting ready for shows and the world has other things planned for me . You have to learn to roll with the punches. Plus "Family Comes First" and I have a "Great One". I'm Truly Blessed

     The funny thing about it is that I then raced back here to get ready for an exhibition opening, weekend show and a gallery move. All I can say is Wow!  Well I did get some new designs ready for these events. I thought I would share my marketing image with you all so you could see some of my new creation.

     I just want to share with you one thought . Hug Your Family and Count Your Blessings. 

Take care & stay creative! 
Allison B. 


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

First Design for the Year

I love when things come 
together! 


Encircled Blooms in the Aqua Sky
     Well February started of on a great note. I finished my first piece. It is my entry for the Chesterfield Arts "ArtFeast" event that will be held in late February - early March. They are setting up the show a different way this year. I'm hope will hear about my entry soon. I really like this piece and hope it will make it in. This design is called "Encircled Blooms in the Aqua Sky". 

     I also have received the accepted letters for two shows. I will be in the Spring Artist Boutique in Kirkwood, MO on March 1st and 2nd and the Queeny Park Spring Art Fair in Balwin, MO April 4th, 5th, and 6th. I will have to get to work on inventory asap. I've  been working on my base sketches sense late last year. Now it is time the work to begin. I'm also working on new lines. It is very interesting when you feel your mind is going so many directions. "So much to do, So little time". 
    
      Well I have began a new chapter in my artistic journey. I'm now a resident artist at Stone Soup Galleries in Chesterfield, MO. I'm excited about this new additions. You can check out the gallery at  http://stonesoupgalleries.com.   I will be showing my work along with a variety of other wonderful award wining artists that rock! Many of these artist are my mentors and I feel like I'm surrounded with good people who care about their art and each other.

     Well keep in touch and I look forward to sharing with you next week.
 
Take care and Stay Creative!
Allison B
My Display at Stone Soup Galleries

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Fresh Beginning for Allison L Norfleet Bruenger Collections

Fresh Beginning...

      Well, I'm starting 2014 with new looks across the board. I thought I would start with my website and then my blog. Re-vamping my look gives me a fresh perspective on things.
What should I keep and what should I let go? That can be a little difficult, but when you want to make room for new things and new experiences some  things must be put on the shelf. Re-vamping my site was a big project and will forever be evolving. My official  launch of my new website look will be this Sunday, January 26th, on my Dad's Birthday. I thought it would be a good day to share in his memory


     This year I will be learning new techniques that I will introduce along the way as well. I'll clue you in on my progress so you can come along with me on this journey of creativity. I would like to start selling more via the internet, so I will be launching my Etsy shop where I will be featuring my "Ready Made" collections. "I love new concepts" My wonderful husband is designing a separate site for these designs. Can't wait to see how it all comes together.

     Hey everyone, it is good to be back and I look forward to sharing and hearing from all as well

Take Care and Stay Creative!
Allison B.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Weekly Challenge for April 15th 2012 - Allison L Norfleet Bruenger Collections

Weekly Creative Challenge for April 15, 2012

Apply for Shows and Looking for Opportunities!!

Well this year has started off with a bang. The "Queeny Park Spring Art Fair" was great. I redesign part of my booth with new banners and a couple of new fixtures and it went over well. I also introduced some new look for 2012. I have added more Sterling Silver to some of my designs and I also introduce within my "Art within Art" line some new drawing with a more abstract appeal. Next week I will show the two designs that new look. This week I'm featuring two of my designs with that natural worn through and distress feel.

With all of these new additions it makes it hard to decide which look to enter into the fun world of jurying for shows. Many of the shows for the fall season already want you to throw your hat in the ring. That means jury fees and booth fees being sent out daily and then the waiting begins. Well that is the nature of the business. I hope this will be a great year with lots of opportunities. Well here is this week's entries for my weekly challenge. One of these as well have already found a home but I hope they give a little beauty to the week. Enjoy!

Take Care and Stay Creative.
Allison B.
www.alnbcollections.com