Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Selling your Art

Ok, we've been talking about ways to get your art into the world and aside from Free Online Advertsising which we'll refer to as FOA from now on, you're gonna need some nice physical business cards. These are great to put with any art and items you sell to make sure your customer always has a way to contact you. Building good relationships with all your customers can keep them coming back for more and spreading the word about you. If you have yet to go the business card route here is a CHEAP (basically free!) route to take if you haven't yet settled on your branding, logo and all that important stuff. If you need something now and cheap I would check out You can get 250 business cards for FREE but you pay for shipping which is a steal. They have some nice templates to choose from and it's a great way to spread the word about your art/site on the cheap!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Pip Pip! Cheerio!

Today I'm diligently working on another English Tea Time box. I sold the Panda box last night and just can't "bear" not having another box to take it's place. This one is so complex with it's layers but it looks so cool when it's done (see pic above, cool huh?) so aside from that, packing up Panda and working on my newest canvas that will be my Sunday. But this is what Sundays are for right?

Friday, August 22, 2008

It's Free Love Friday!

Promo Day! September 5th at the Double Wide my friends band is playing. Check em out! And did you notice the F word?! FREE!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Promoting Your Art

I'm going to be starting up a little regular installment here featuring ways to push your art into the world. For the past two weeks I gave myself little assignments- find places to market my stuff. This week I was to find 5 new places to put my link so that the world could see my stuff. So I will be sharing, because thats what makes the world go round. For today- if you have yet to do so, go to and Artzee.netand insert your sites info. This is a great little tool that lets you view all the traffic to your site, blog, online shop, etc. I like the reviews feature, you can review other peoples sites and they can review yours! So far I've made new friends on etsy and had more traffic to my shop. I need to make a link referral for this blog next.
The Artzee is easy and the more places your link appears the better! Stay tuned for more on this topic!

Monday, August 18, 2008

I got your back

It's nice to have people (or creatures) who got your back when you got to get into it with some raucous birds....or squirrels.
Newest 8X8 painting on Etsy, posted this weekend.

Friday, August 15, 2008


Because we're all artistic up in here today!
This comes to me via Ben Fleming of Blackheart Society who will be playing at this mega fest crammed with music and art. So much to do, see and hear around here!


TOYS! I can't wait to see this upcoming show over at Avenue Arts Venue here in Dallas, tx. Heres a toy by Eddie Ruiz (purple monkey featured). Show is coming in September, details to come to keep your ears to the walls.

Show Pony!

This one comes from my new crafty friend Claudia of This sounds like an awesome event for the crafty minded and look my fellow EtsyDallas crew is going to be on hand!

Come hang out with www. ClaudiasBurningInk. com and www. JDStar. etsy. com , www. TaranehsBazaar. etsy. com , www. katscratch. etsy. com at the Doudlewide Bar Saturday Aug 16th, and then come see us Sunday Aug 17th at The Show Pony Show

Free Love Fridays

I'd like to do this semi-regularly (time permitting)on Fridays. I posted a bulletin via myspace asking for 5 people to step up who wanted something promoted here and in my bulletin section and this lovely lady was the first in line. This was submitted by the lovely Melissa of Melissas Deluxe fame- sounds like a great time if the sun pops out to join in the fun! Just a little local love on a rainy Dallas day. Heads up for the next 4 contestants!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bluette 8x8

Heres the first little canvas I started and finished in one day. I really just enjoy the process and feel of painting, pushing the paint around, finding new colors and even "scratching" into the paint like I've done here. I've tried to sketch out my ideas first but it seems so..unnatural to me. Forced. So I just let myself loose on the canvas and let my brain walk around and put stuff where it wants it. It's better this way.
Posted today on

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


I just recently primered two small 8X8" canvases in an attempt to motivate myself to work on some stuff for my etsy shop. Oh woe- it is pitiful at the moment. I haven't felt much like doing the boxes and only want to do what I feel like right now. That would be painting on canvases. So even while I'm engrossed in the big monster 36" x 36" right now, I think doing some small ones in a shorter amount of time will be bring me small satisfactions in the meantime.

Friday, August 08, 2008

things of beauty

It is very important to remember beauty and grace. Especially in times like these.