The BUSINESS of ART, the ARTISAN'S ARCHIVE~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~ ~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~ By Anita Sands Hernandez, Founder BAZAAR FOLKLORICO Shop on the SUNSET STRIP 1963-1967
the Master Jules was in the shop; I did the Mexico end from san miguel de allende guanajuato
Take the first step to being a billionaire which the great mercantilists always become. Start in your garage workshop with a dozen friends. Maybe do fabulous GRAFFITI ART PAINTINGS as BASQUIAT did. Export unique American items to EUROPE! Start with a classroom (living room or church basement,) where you teach sewing or knitting or crocheting to the girls in your area. Folk dresses, jackets. If you can't teach, find a granny who can. Then study the market for that type of item. Don't go retail with a brick and mortar store if you have NOT. See: SHABBY CHIC a case study in terrible Product Ethos.
This is just one aspect of trading, merchanting, Product Ethos stability. This seminar covers several dozen. It's an index page that you will want to give to young folks, the jobless, stay at home mommas & grannies will be free but the work you create as a garage group will be wholesaled to department stores --- here and abroad -- for big money. Create a 'line' of merchandise. Start with a mini-line of hand crafted articles which you wholesale to local boutiques & galleries. As you get your start-up cash from investors, you create a catalogue, print promos, buy those air tickets & go GLOBAL!
How to make your Business a NON-PROFIT Trade-CHARITY and the 26,000 deaths of babies daily in the third world will STOP! Do the VULTURE SANDWICH. ORG
More on HOW TO Create a planet-wide Charity around your IMPORT/ EXPORT trade routes. The Good Karma is magical. The publicity you will get from local reporters will build you a press book. Then, you do your own Public Relations with whatever scraps of coverage you have to show. You can cold call TYCOONS for funding, hourly!
These tycoons know the value of giving start-up charities a small business loan or even
putting them in touch with a small business development center.
Learn to write a PROSPECTUS in fifteen minutes then write it in two hours flat! Xerox a few copies and you will get funded. Next, create an 'official' charity with your secretary of state in your capital city and give fundraisers. Hang with the Blue Bloods, a great thing for a gal to do! And what other business can you run where you can salary yourself and not pay taxes on profits if you use them for helping people? Raise funds for trips to third world market places at l0$ a ticket singles parties, salary yourself out of that too, because you are a tax exempt foundation. Travel the world, buy primitive art and sell it to boutiques in your hometown. Become "Primitive Limited" or Vasco de Gama Shops. Bazaar Folklorico. Hang photos of your Oprah schools in your retail stores.
Some wild business ideas for you!
PHONY BASQUIATS! HUGE MOOLA! EASY TO DO
HOW TO DO Import Export with the Third World as a BIZ!
DO BEACH GLASS, (FULL INSTRUCTIONS,) export to local gift shops! Get coast dwellers on 7 continents to manufacture it.
EXOTIC DESIGNS from JAPAN are being made by Western Craftsman like WASHI PAPER LIGHTS, LANTERNS and other wild ideas. Know how to ELECTRIFY?
SENIORS, PAINT OIL CANVASES. Get the Student Loan to get into University Art School
EXPORT AMERICAN FASHION/ ARTISANRY which is prized in EUROPE and get those FAT EUROS! Secret List of TYPICALLY AMERICAN ITEMS THEY CRAVE!
BE UP ON STYLE TRENDS. What's HOT and what's NOT!
Merchandise so hot that everyone who sees the article wants one - TIFFANY LAMPS
BE AN ANGEL OF A TRADER.....DEVELOP REMOTE PLACES where now there's only starvation
DEVELOP artisans in RURAL PLACES near your home town, where farmers and their wives have patience and skills. FOLK ART and FOLK PAINTING is so hot!
Smartest to start by doing THE EXPORT of American goods where possible as the DOLLAR has tanked! We are now the TIJUANA of Europe. Big Profits in selling to foreigners, getting EUROS! Europe wants AMERICAN INDIAN style objects. Tribal art. And other fashion or art pieces.
WHAT THE IMPORT/EXPORT BIZ IS LIKE, WHY IT WORKS, WHY IT MAKES PEOPLE SO VERY RICH
HOW TO DO A BAZAAR ARTISANRY GALLERY in your town, done as an ART Commune, sharing rent with fifty artisans/ friends.
STREET SALES, FAIRES AND SUCH
LEARN TO PAINT
PAINT, FRAME AND MAT YOUR OWN.
MAKE "NECESSARIES" for clients, Flashy Faux Gem rings, Padded Headboards...
LEARN TO PRINT YOUR ART OUT ON A COLOR PRINTER! GICLEES and SUCH!
Tricks to STARTING SMALL with LOCAL ARTISTS so you can be SUCCESSFUL FAST and without RISK.
MAKING ENTRY LEVEL DRESSES, i.e. the RAG TRADE. So LUCRATIVE!
NIGHTGOWNS that DO NOT ITCH. HIGH CONCEPT, UNIQUE. You'll SELL OUT!
FOLKLORICO DRESSES are a party on wheels. Every gal will want one!
Luggage, purses, canvas tents, all out of MADRAS COTTON
EVEN YOUR cRAZY NEPHEW CAN DO IT: ART BRUT!
SEMI PRECIOUS HINDU GEMS, two bucks each? Great biz!
AMERICAN SEMI PRECIOUS GEMS, blow the Thai & HINDUS away!
PAPIER-MACHE, no start up costs, no investment. Heat the garage and
get a pile of NEWSPAPER and some glue!
MORE MANLY ARTISANRY! More MANLY pricetags, too!
Artisans need a product that nobody has ever seen, with flash, but also something that folks really need. Bureaus, drawers, tables, chairs, shelving are hot items. We cannot deny that we need that item! But what you offer is zipped up glitz using aniline dyes never opaque stain! What you find at garage sales for a fiver you resell for 100$.
KNITS, WEAVINGS, SWEATERS, JORONGOS, PONCHOS, REBOZOS, ALL THINGS WOOL, SILK, CASHMERE or ALPACA and SELLING KNITTED or woven ITEMS
WOOD CARVINGS. CHEAP IN THE VILLAGE PRIZED AND COSTLY IN THE CITY
COWBOY FURNITURE FROM WYOMING, COPIES OF MOLESWORTH, the new rage
THE MERMAID ANKLET, made of tumbled BEACH GLASS, a hot trade item, found free on beaches all over the world.
LANDSCAPERS, all your clients will want a RAIN CHAIN. You and the kids make them up out of old tin cans, enamelled. Or, some other medium? What can you dream up?
Light up some GLASS LAMPS that LOOK LIKE VENETIAN GlASS, PRICEY!
EQUALLY HOT, the FASHION STATEMENT ALL GALS WANNA MAKE OUT CLUBBING, THE BUSTIER. From Rock stars to MAIN STREET
HOW TO PUBLICIZE YOUR BUSINESS, Do what the Indian Traders do: OFFER TRADE BEADS
PAINT GIGANTIC CANVASES, ACRYLIC OR OIL, $5,000 each!
HOW you can DO IMPORT/ EXPORT with the help of THE SUPER RICH In your town
MANY ART FORMS YOU CAN DO FOR A LIVING: PAINTING, JEWELRY, ARTISANRY
THE LAMP EVERYBODY NEEDS, COULD NOT DUPLICATE ON THEIR OWN! A MONEYMAKER!
CHARM BRACELETS AND NECKLACEs, HOTTER THAN the SUN!!
ABALONE used the way you'd use EMERALDS AND SAPPHIRES.
AFRICAN TEXTILES a 4 x 6 piece can be worth $1,000
BOTSWANA is the African HOT SPOT for Thousand dollar baskets that cost you ten bucks
Live in the SOUTH?Kudzu pet Baskets with cat/ doggie pillows, l00$ each.
EXPORT the ART OF BALI, the most beautiful, talented country in the WORLD
FASHION FROM CHINA
IS AFRICA SAFE FOR A TRADER? YES ALL COUNTRIES if you are Afro-American. But only a FEW if you're white. See what CIA has created there.
THE FABULOUS AFRICAN KANGA
AMBER IS found in Bazaars ALL OVER the Mediterrenean, Middle East & EUROPE, espec. in the area around the BALTIC sea. Beads and chunks are available in ANTIQUE shops, LAPIDARY SHOPs. Hobby jewelers should COLLECT pieces! VALUABLE!
THE FABULOUS JAPANESE KIMONO for Western woman's wear.
Think BIG! MERCANTILISM 101. How to Become A MERCHANT PRINCE
Manufacture ART GLASS
EGYPTIAN COTTON, the perfect YARDAGE for all fine clothing. Pakistani cotton is good but the country's a mess. CHINA COTTON is the next choice down.
THE COWBOY SHIRT, An American Classic, ready to become the next HOT ITEM IN EUROPE/ ASIA as will any AMERICAN INDIAN product you come up with!
THE TEXTILES OF INDIA, especially MADRAS
BEAUTIFUL GIRLS! DO INTERNAT'L TRADE out of SURPLUS CHARISMA
AFRICAN-AMERICAN GIRLS with FASHION SAVVY; The CONTINENT WHERE YOU HAVE AN "IN" that the rest of us don't have is AFRICA. Become an AGENT IN PLACE! HUGE American corps will HIRE YOU as a STRINGER. (journalistic term, meaning you're in the exotic country, maybe working for several big corporations at once!)
FRUGAL LIVING TIPS for that period WHILE YOU GET YOUR BUSINESS UP AND RUNNING~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~
CONFESSIONS OF A BOTTOM FEEDER
VISIT THE FRUGAL INDEX and learn all the tricks of the Pro's
OLD BASKETS that BECOME GIFT BASKETS WITH a little PAINT
OLD TORN SHEETS that BECAME TIE DYE PILLOWS ! (and a lucrative side business!)
RE-USING IS GOLDEN! REUSE WHAT YOU HAVE, RATHER THAN BUY NEW -- THE SHRUNKEN SWEATER THAT BECAME A HAT AND BOOTS or POOCH COAT.
OLD CHRISTMAS CARDS that BECAME NEW ONES! HOW KEWL IS THAT!?
DO A LOCAL BUSINESS OR A THIRD WORLD BASED ONE? Which does more good for more people? Frances Moore Lappe considers this matter. More on this question SHALL WE EXPORT?
MERCHANDISE OR ART SERVICES WE CAN SELL IN OUR CITY cuz starting small is selling stuff we can hand deliver. Best done in our own nabe. Learn to merchandise yourself via every tool at hand read MERChANDISING OURSELVES.
PAINTING WALLS with unusual, custom faux finishes
FAUX FINISHES 101 and PLASTER FINISHES
SHABBY CHIC FURNITURE
FOLKLORIC FURNITURE PAINTING ala PETER HUNT A Lucrative BIZ you can do in your own home, garage, no travel required. It's easy, hugely commerical! And soon you have mural customers.
More coming! TUNE IN from time to time. WRITE ME, firstname.lastname@example.org, you get on the import-artisanry-artists list and when new articles come, I send it to you first! I can help you learn how to make CRAIGS LIST ads to find US or foreign contacts. I volunteer to be of use to cull through answers from American 'possible reps', monitor your wholesale agents' or your US. staff, link or prod directly by email, translate your writings, whether as letters or webpages, upgrade your PR releases, converse with your agents directly by phone and/or play general watchdog, for free. And if you want to create a VULTURE SANDWICH.ORG charity, I'll help you do it. Be your first volunteer.
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Dear ANITA SANDS! LOVED the TRADE Archive. Send me a big big list of all YOUR URLS, the two dozen, various, all-different QUICKIE PHD SEMINARS designed to make me rich and famous. You can.ask Anita Sands Hernandez email@example.com a co-founder of the BazaarFolklorico Shop on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood (with the Master Jules )Anita taped 200 of his free prosperity seminars and we offer them all, free online. (click here and there). The METAPHYSICS of BLISS, first, MONEY second! As MONEY is a corollary of bliss.
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