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 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.