12/19/2022 0 Comments
Thoughts on Etsy
I've used Etsy so long, it was just for handmade creator shops when I started!
It was a wild frontier on the internet, or at least Etsy felt that way when I opened my shop. The main rule you seemingly had to pinky promise to, was that your shop carried only items you made. Period.
Then, there was a window open for Vintage shops. You must declare one or the other. Again, Promise the items fit under the classification of VINTAGE or antique.
As the saying goes (right Gill?) " Things are not what they used to be."
I am starting to sell "Print on Demand" items now. (See previous Blog post)
But my first sales had so many fees attached to it, my profit was a dollar each. :)) wow.
I am grateful for the sales and I will always thrill at people living with my art. It's worth it.
But I feel strange being on the same platform as sellers asking 12 dollars to give their buyers a digital download of a Van Gogh self portrait because they can get it themselves for free on public domain sites. A high digital version for free... then turn it around and sell the FILE on etsy. It's mind boggling and I feel kinda gross being on the same platform as this, and some other gross behavior on there.
Hmmm.... what to do so I can sell original art with my prices being fair and competitive (I guess)
Just trying to sell my work on an easy platform that isn't freaky, For now, I hope etsy isn't too cheap morally, because it's surprisingly expensive to me in all the fees it charges on each sale.
12/18/2022 0 Comments
Then two years later...
Wouldn't it be funny if that's how long it's been since I blogged here?
ha ha... yikes. Well, there you go.
And for that, here is a cup that you can buy in my Etsy shop.
I am newly trying out a POD inclusion with Etsy... They make cups!
Feel free to wonder over to the shop and get one. I'd love that!
I have been attempting the piecing together of a new online place to put my artwork because this site was representing something I
have grown up from. I was finding it hard to paste new new ideas on here, and thus began this one;
I think it's clear I'm confused and didn't apply website homework to my art sites and sales.
That said, I'm still painting, and my artwork is available to purchase. Please forgive for all the dead ends I may
have lead you down, boasting I'd have a better website one day. Good news is, "one day" is still yet to come!
Be it on this site, or Slippery Milkhouse, I still invite you to look around. Welcome.
2/7/2020 0 Comments
My hope is for forever
It's probably silly to you to read a hope I have forever, but I've already ALWAYS, so why not FOREVER?
I've ALWAYS been an artist.
Next step is FOREVER?
I am launching a Patreon account to help me. It's a platform created for creators.
I explain on my Patreon page, but additionally, I think to make art and have someone love it is the most magical flow I am grateful to have experienced. I have painted for years. I am too far in love with this to stop. Please consider joining my hope to keep painting forever, which of course means now because we never know how long forever is and it's here.
You can join in as my patron anytime.
I have so many art ideas. I'm just not very good at a coherent webpage.
1/3/2020 0 Comments
January 03rd, 2020
decks for tiny hands cards 2x3 inches maybe for little kids! loved playing. instructions i could understand. pairs ha easy . i could even win once in awhile!
1/2/2020 0 Comments
New Year 2020
I see posts I made last year didn't upload... which is frustrating not to have seen sooner.i understand the importance of website to an artist. Obviously it's very important. keep coming back
Hang in with me
It's a new year! I'll seek better connection in 2020. :))
12/27/2019 0 Comments
December 27th, 2019
wonderful dog commission. thank you Leo
detail of my painting.
12/2/2019 0 Comments
My mom passed away a week after that last post.
I slipped on social postings a bit, but that's to be understood. (thank you)
In time since, I took a calligraphy intensive for the Foundation hand of lettering.
I'm very excited about this.
I always have had a love for language and images combined,
though I don't do that very often. Maybe things will naturally
combine with my practice of it.
I'm wobbly now.
10/1/2019 0 Comments
Small series on forgiving
The Rolling with love
IF you are visiting with my new show,
you might notice a small collection of works connected by the imagery
of embroidered 1970's era butterflies and flowers.
The images were made by my examination of a pillow my
mother made when I was a child.
My mom was excellent with needlework. This pillow is actually more playful than her usual pieces,
But in a sweet bright 70's colored way. Compared to her other works,
which were more classic in color and design. Yet, the stitching is complicated
and advanced, as you can see.
I have come to observe and be grateful for the beauty in these creations.
I wonder where I was and what we were doing when they were made years ago.
Thinking through what a mom does and thinks and escapes or stays for.
Aren't we complex?
Could you forgive a mom that disconnects from her children?
How about if she is makes beautiful things while she does?
I hope you can enjoy these paintings as I did making them.
I grew to love the woman that created them, and me :)
Forgiveness just follows.
9/8/2019 0 Comments
Opening this Friday :)
The week is here! The week that includes Friday the 13th. Are you superstitious?
It will be a wonderful day for me! The opening for my paintings to be seen at Arriviste in Pittsburgh is Friday the 13th, 2019. WHOOT -- what openings means to an artist? a chance to talk about the work you see I have made. I get nervous, naturally, but please come and say hello!
This show :DO OVERS: Strength in the Recovery: coming up is very dear to me. It's the liberation of a grief that revealed itself to me at the New Year.
It's September now, and I do love setting this show up, standing back and looking at how I processed this.
What might be helpful to know while you look at these paintings is that I am not a strictly an oil painter but for a handful of times. These oil paintings were created to cover older found oil paintings. In other words, I have been learning the ins and outs of oil paints! It's a world of complications, but joys within.
The biggest thing I learned was that I have MUCH MORE to learn, and that's exciting!
I will post the paintings, or send them out to my subscribed email group during the show's opened time, through October.
8/16/2019 0 Comments
August 16th, 2019
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