I’ve got a sale going on at my Etsy shop - 20% off everything. Everything! Art and pendants and ornaments!
Just use the coupon code SONOFANUTCRACKER. Sale ends December 15th.
(I have the hardest time picking coupon code words! I wanted a quote from the movie Elf, and narrowed it down to “son of a nutcracker”, “angry elf”, and “Francisco”.)
ANYWAY. Go forth, and shop! I’m also giving 10% of my December earnings to Out To Pasture Animal Sanctuary.]]>
Please go check it out, everything looks really nice!
Right now Society6 is having a short promo - Free Shipping through November 17th. Click on this link to activate it! Promotion expires November 17, 2013 at Midnight Pacific Time. (*Offer excludes Framed Art Prints, Stretched Canvases and Throw Pillows with insert.)
Thanks for your support!]]>
It would be much easier to find a happy new home for them. So how about some free shipping from my Etsy store? You can find all my available paintings there. I mean, I have to go to the post office anyway, it wouldn’t be any trouble.
Code for free shipping is SHIPITGOOD. Offer good for just a short while! It’ll be over on 11/4.]]>
Today I told myself I was going to go through my emails and notes and get some stuff read.
I have an Etsy shop. It is my main online venue to sell my paintings. I’ve also got the pendants and ornaments there, because they are a cool, inexpensive way to get a piece of my art, and this is an easy place to sell it.
I have a shop on RedBubble where people can get prints of my art. I figure people don’t always want to splurge on original art, so they can go here to get a print in a variety of sizes. RedBubble also has shirts, which seems to be the bulk of their self promotion. They also have stickers and posters, which I don’t sell, and iphone/ipod/ipad cases, which I do sell. Its nice because I can upload high resolution copies of my work, and they do the rest. I don’t need to go spend money upfront to get prints made to sell.
There are other online storefront options. A couple years ago I put several of my paintings up on Fine Art America. It isn’t the most intuitive site to use, or navigate, but I’d heard that it got a lot of traffic from art collectors. They let you post a small amount before charging, so I just have that minimum requirement up there. I’ve had a couple inquiries that didn’t lead anywhere. You can also sell prints. I haven’t sold prints there, or at RedBubble, to be honest, so maybe I need to reconsider what people want? I’m losing nothing but time doing it, so I don’t really have an incentive to stop.
There are other storefronts out there - Meylah, Big Cartel, and Society 6 being three I’m looking at. But it seems I shouldn’t have my original art all over the place. If I sell a piece on Etsy, I’d need to take it down right away at all the other sites. I always feel a little nervous having art up in town that is also for sale on Etsy. I mean, I wish people were knocking down my door to get pieces right away, and that having things in two places at once was a foolhardy problem. But having pieces in six places at once seems like an accident waiting to happen. Is that just me?
So my options.
I don’t think I get a lot of random traffic, I know that self promotion is the key to getting eyes on a storefront. However, it seems it would be overwhelming (not just to me, but to you too!) to promote several places, especially when they have the same product.
On the other hand, random traffic on these sites does occur (I barely promote the Fine Art America account and 706 people have stumbled across my page), so I feel like I don’t want to miss out on catching those potential sales.
I would love to have a dialogue about this. What do you think of my bullet points? How thin should I spread the selling and promotion of one original piece of art? How much self promotion is too much? What are your strategies with online sales?
I need to take a leap somewhere. The route I see, other than trying to really boost an online presence, is investing a bunch of money in prints and taking my originals and prints to art fairs and shows. I’m getting tense and mildly nauseous just thinking about that…]]>
I’ve gotta say, they look pretty darn snazzy. Here is what RedBubble has to say about them:
To bring you the world’s finest iWotsit protection we’ve hooked up with consummate case professionals Uncommon. They’re an industry leader in making superbly high quality and durable iPad cases. They invented a revolutionary and top secret printing process called TATT™, which embeds the design into the case – so no fading or peeling, ever. It all sounds a bit space age really, which we quite like.
- Printed in the US of A
- Long life, super-bright colors embedded directly into the case
- Extremely durable, shatterproof casing
- Allows access to all device features; Charges while in case, but not dockable.
- Special keyhole ring keeps photos completely unobstructed
- Available in 1000s of unique designs
- Fully compatible with Apple Smart Cover
- The deflector is a single piece clip-on case. Currently we offer the iPad (Retina/2) Deﬂector one-piece case. Fits all iPad 2 and iPad 3rd & 4th Generation versions.
While I was at it, I added a few more options to the phone case section of my RedBubble shop.
Please check them out. Get yourself something pretty. You deserve it. Buy one for your friends and family. They deserve it too. New cases for everyone!]]>
Check out my newest painting - Slipping. It’s 8″x10″, gouache on paper, inspired by some of the desert landscape I saw flying over western Nevada.
The original is available on Etsy! Prints and cards can be had at RedBubble!]]>
To celebrate, the calendars are 10% off through the month of October. Get ‘em while their hot!]]>
It has been a while since I created any pendants from newer paintings, so I am happy to add these five new ones to the mix.
Clockwise from the upper left, these pendants are from my paintings Blood Moon (October), Drifting, Easy and Dreamlike, We Will Fold and Freeze Together, and Loneliness I Hide.
Buy one, buy them all, give them to your friends and enemies alike. All available on my Etsy shop.]]>
If you like to hang out and have delicious waffles, unique scrambles, to die for sandwiches, and fantastic breakfast cocktails, go to A.N.D. and enjoy a spiked coffee while basking in the glow of my art.
I didn’t have a spiked coffee while I was there, but I did have an overabundance of regular coffee, so I’m feeling a little silly. And shaky.
A.N.D. is small but mighty, and with the help of my friend Alli Bratt (who was there to take down her gorgeous paintings) I got everything up in a really nice display.
My paintings will be up at A.N.D. for the month of August. The cafe is located at 5420 E Burnside, PDX. They are open Monday, Thursday and Friday from 9am-3pm, and 8am-3pm on the weekends.
I also have a show up at the gorgeous Red Magnolia Salon. It’s a hopping place just off of NE Alberta. It is usually full of clients when I’m there so I haven’t gotten a decent picture, but I think my art fits really well with their decor.
Both shows are over at the end of August. Go see them!!]]>
A bit of a departure from the last few I’ve done, where I’ve tried to leave a lot of white space. This time instead of using wax paper to manipulate the paint, I used plastic wrap. It is a huge pain to work with, but it left some really cool designs. I also got to use my new hot pink paint. Oh la la!
Here is a little detail shot of the lower right corner of the painting:
Original is available on Etsy! Don’t forget I’m in the middle of my summer sale, so all items in my Etsy shop are 15% off through 7/31. Just a few more days left! Use the code SUMMER15.
As always, prints (paper and canvas) and cards and all that good stuff available on RedBubble. RedBubble gives some great previews, so you can see what you’ll get before you buy.
Thanks for looking!]]>