Tuesday, March 25, 2014

It's been a while

It's been a while since I've written anything on my blog...
I've been taking some time away from art in order to
rejuvenate myself.
Here are a few 6" x 6" Fairytale paintings that I
managed to paint since last I posted.

Monday, January 20, 2014

New pieces at Society 6

I've got a number of new pieces in my Society 6 Shop.
Of course the pieces I've added there are available elsewhere
but not in the pillow and tote offerings.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

January is first creation of 2014

I have completed and listed my first creation of 2014...a digital painting I have titled...'January'.
One of my 'Steampunk Goth Girl' regulars is out in the snow during the month of January...
complete with a little redbird to add that little dash of color to brighten this otherwise grey offering.
It is one of the few digital pieces that I've done using the landscape format...
in the hopes of doing a series dedicated to each month...which will become the art for a 2015 calendar.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Society 6

I recently "set up shop" on Society 6.
I am gradually adding my pieces...and loving the black pillows and totes that I've only
found available here.

It's a bit different than Zazzle...there isn't quite as much merchandise
available here...and everything that is available needs pictures in different sizes...so it's a bit
more time consuming...as well as more images to store on my computer.

I am planning on adding one image a day throughout the month of January...so I will have a bit more end there by the end of the month.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Good-bye 2013

While I won't be sorry to see 2013 go...I learned a great deal this past year...
I have always 'failed to plan'...and there are those that say...
'fail to plan' and you 'plan to fail'....
there actually is some credence to this little saying....
so I've taken some steps to make 2014 a better year for me...
at the very least, I should know more about what's going on and why.
Here are a couple of the more 'notable' things that happened in my 2013...
1.  My 'Gothic Beauty' interview
2.  Started my series of  'Notorious' characters
3.  I learned "the hard way" to stay on top of my Etsy Shop....hoping that will be improved in 2014.

A couple of things I have planned for 2014...
1. Another two panel 'Alice in Wonderland' themed painting.
2. My first two panel 'Wizard of Oz' themed painting.
3. Some new 'Notorious characters'
4. Keeping my Etsy Shop 'relevant' to Etsy search....and new pieces coming shortly after the New Year.

I will do a better job of blogging and posting on FB as well!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Thinking ahead to next year

I've got all but one package packaged and shipped...I'll get the
last one out tomorrow or the next day.
It's been kind of an 'odd' year for me and my art business.
With the ongoing changes springing up on Etsy...it's been a challenge
just to try to keep up.  Keeping up with Etsy changes also takes a bit of a
toll on the time spent creating new pieces...so I need to start now and
think ahead to next year...
how to keep up with my creative work while trying to
keep up with Etsy changes.
Plenty to think about...for sure!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

A handful of Christmas Ornaments

Every year I try to have something 'different' in my Shop(s)
especially for Christmas.
A few years ago I did this Snowman ornament, along with
some Santas, other Snowmen and a couple of Carolers.
I also offered them at local art and craft shows I
went to and sold out.
I had a handful of these pieces, unpainted, and decided
to finish them up and get them into one of my shops.

Since there's only 8 of them, I will probably list them
in my Rustic Goth Etsy Shop
at some point in the next couple of days.