September 30, 2009
September 29, 2009
Well, I had a lot of plans for today such as printing out more business cards, cutting matte board, and painting an original ACEO. Instead of doing this fun work, I have decided to re-read the new SEO guidelines that Etsy has provided for us.
September 28, 2009
The weekend went by so fast. I can't believe it is already Monday. I did a lot this weekend though. I went shopping for art supplies, I made paper pulp, and I watched the Buffalo Bills football game. They lost, but I still love them.
September 23, 2009
Last night, I noticed while making dinner, that it's the time of the year when all the TV lineups change. I got so used to watching Seinfeld, Family Guy, and then Friends while making and eating dinner. Now every thing changed. Friends is on first, so I will miss it when we eat later and my husband is mad because Family guy is on later, when we are usually on our nightly walk.
September 21, 2009
Well, today is Monday and that means another great artist to feature. This weeks artist I found on Etsy. Black Sandee is a talented artist that one should keep their eye on. Her art has themes of doll like creatures that tell stories of "broken hearts, lost shoes, and of precarious situations."
September 14, 2009
This Monday I have decided to feature the very talented and interesting artist Nina Friday. Nina is a Russian born, self taught, full time artist and musician. Nina paints with acrylics on wood and her images are of different pop surreal characters. Her art is attractive, interesting, and resembles vintage photographs.
September 11, 2009
I was so busy yesterday that I forgot to mention what I did on Wednesday night. My husband got free tickets to a Mets game from someone at his work so we went to the game. Now being originally from Buffalo, I was never really a baseball fan probably because we never had a major league team. We do have the Bisons, but Buffalo is more a football / hockey city.
September 10, 2009
I have been so busy today. I'm leaving for New Orleans on Sunday so I have been running around the house doing 50 million things at once.
September 9, 2009
After long debating, I have decided to re-open my Etsy store. I have been away from Etsy for about a year now and I am ready to return.
September 8, 2009
I was watching Martha Stewart today, like I always do, and she introduced the "Body and Soul Challenge" for this year (the show could have been a repeat). This challenge for those of you who have not heard of it, is a challenge to change ones mind set on how to live and eat more healthy.
September 7, 2009
September 4, 2009
Everyday, I love to look at different artists and their art and designs. There are so any talented people out there, that I can't get enough. I favorite their blogs and check back regularly for current updates on what they are doing. It's sort of like "window shopping" because I want everything I see, but realistically I can not purchase everything.
September 3, 2009
Wow, I can’t believe this is my 100th blog post. Yay!
So I have decided to sum up all that has gone on since I started this blog and I think I need advice and HELP.
I have been thinking a lot about this whole art thing. I am not even close to where I wanted to be at this point in my life. I know it is hard to start out as an artist, but for me it seemed to be simply impossible. I have the complete support of my husband and my friends keep me going, but I am loosing hope.
I completely stink at promoting myself. I always feel like I am bragging about my art. I know this is what an artist needs to do, but it gets frustrating.
About a year ago I decided to start selling my art online as well as submit my art to galleries. I was in halloween art show but since then I have been focusing on selling online. I had a bad experience with this gallery and got my art back damaged, so I have stayed away from galleries since then.
I opened an Etsy shop around the same time and had no luck there. I had items in the shop for about 4 months and I only had 1 sale. So I have had my shop on vacation mode ever since.
I recently opened an ArtFire shop, about a month ago and no sale yet. I lowered my prices thinking because of the economy. I just don’t understand.
I always get so many nice comments from people saying they like my art, and that I have a great style to it, but I just can’t seem to sell a lot. I tried a coupe of Ebay auctions and this too resulted in failure. I keep on going because I love what I do. I think I need advice or something.
I am not sure on were I should be selling my art. Is Etsy a better way to go because it is better known. Should I try Ebay because everyone uses Ebay even though they do have higher rates and the art sells for way less. Etsy seems to be so saturated and I am not sure if people actually by original art from there. I am just confused I guess.
Any opinions, comments, suggestions? I appreciate it all. Sorry for venting =)
Thanks from the confused artist.