Tag Archives: Paintings

April weather

While the south was having tornadoes, we had our first thunderstorm last week. Always inspiring. Spring is bringing with its new blooms a burst of creativity.  Storm over Lancaster Avenue, 16″x20″, canvas on board

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Art as investment

You may not be thinking about investing in stocks, but have you thought about investing in art lately? Ok, so I have a vested interest. All the same, there is evidence that not only is art still selling, but will … Continue reading

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Promoting the arts

I’m promoting the new online shop of my work at 1000Markets. They have a beautiful interface, and maybe 1/8th of the traffic that Etsy has. But they’ve already had some great press on Real Simple. You can read it here.

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Valentine Day art

I finally figured out how to do a screen grab of a treasury on Etsy. Here’s one I just created that proves there are serious artists selling on the site.

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Working for the muse

I conducted a poll in one of Etsy’s forums yesterday to try to find out how many people were actually making a living with their paintings, sculpture or printmaking on the site or through other online endeavors. Surprisingly, about half … Continue reading

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Down to Earth, poetry and Hoots and Hellmouth

I met a wonderful poet online at Etsy, where I’ve recently begun selling small paintings. We were both featured in a fine art ‘Treasury’, put together by members. His poem ‘Compost’ is apropos for my lead-in to Buy Fresh, Buy Local’s benefit, … Continue reading

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Winter, Twitter and the art of Woo

I’ve been pondering the interactions on Twitter and other social sites. Often it seems that people are overlooking simple forms of etiquette or what you could call the ‘Art of Woo’. Defined in their book titled the same, by G. … Continue reading

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Can Etsy save retail?

I recently began selling my own paintings on Etsy. Smaller works, smaller pricing. Here’s Rob Kalin, the founder, talking about his philosophies on sustainability and micro systems of commerce. ‘Millions of local living economies’… Percentages are better on Etsy than … Continue reading

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Etsy. Twitter and tweet

I sold my first two paintings on Etsy within less than two weeks of joining, and have some other interest – not a bad beginning…They’re all smallish paintings, an abstract, a landscape and a figurative nude. I’m pleasantly surprised too, … Continue reading

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Etsy Shop

I’m having a sale on small works at my newly opened Etsy shop. Please stop by and browse. Better yet, buy something! Happy New Year!

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