#100Days - Day 4

Vendor Shopping and Price Lists

With today being a weekend away from the day job, I was free to spend all of it at the studio searching for the right vendors. It is so easy to get overwhelmed with the amount of options out there. However, I found a couple of vendors that look to be fantastic and offer the level of quality and service that I want to provide my clients.

I’m particularly excited about our canvases. We will be working with a vendor who handmakes their canvas prints, and have done for the last 50 years. Each piece is hand made from start to finish with an acrylic gel coating that is hand painted onto the canvas so that you can see the brushstrokes. They are just stunning, and I can’t wait to get one in to see it up close.

Our fine art wall portraits will be printed on a very heavy watercolour paper and then mounted to Masonite for added strength and durability. They will also be hand finished with a gel coating which will allow the final print to be framed without needing a piece of glass.

I also set up my account with Square today and input all of my products into the program so it will be very easy to order for our clients.

All in all, I’m pretty pleased with how today went. I felt like I got a lot done and made very good progress. I’m going to take a break from staring at a screen for awhile and write an outline for a welcome magazine that I will be giving to the clients who book with us.

Going to break out the paper and pencil for that. My eyes need a break from anything that glows.