Sunday, May 6, 2012

Lovely Spring Feeling

Hope it's a beautiful spring (or autumn) day where you are! Around here, the beauty of spring is almost surreal. And must be treasured, in view of our superhot, humid, but at the same time drought-y summers...

Here's the beauteous fabric sent to me from South Africa by Robyn of ArtPropelled. I'm hoping to get time to make something from it soon. And I've just finished a sculpture series dating from almost a year back, which I'll show you in a coming post. In the meantime, I'm happy to have done more teabag drawings.

You might have noticed I haven't been the most regular poster on this blog of late. As every artist who tries to self promote their art knows, when you have your own business (and let's just say I have more than one to run) you're responsible for so many (too many!) details. And the devil is in the details. But I'm feeling on top of it all once again. The decision to let go of trying to be found on Etsy is contributing to my peace of mind.

Do you have any suggestions or experience concerning alternative online venues for selling your artwork?


  1. I wish I had some insights to share regarding marketing, on-line or otherwise... I had a brief (no sales at all) stint in Etsy a few years ago now, and am on the second iteration of a website (also no sales at all). The dilemma is that everything takes time, and I am way more interested in making art than selling it. Guess that's why we are starving artists! xxoo, sus

  2. i love the fabric and i LOVE your tea bag work!!!! i wanna Pin it :) gonna...
    as for etsy...i dont think one gets found there as much as susan said, its a lotta work. i think if you live somewhere where you can get your work out there do it, you do good work and not everything transalates well on etsy. god knows my stuff isnt for joe blow and while it make seem i have a lot of sales...i know compared to many others on etsy its nothing and considering i sell things for little...lets just say i dont make a living there either. but ....i dont make one in real life anyhow. how is that i'm depressed.

  3. How lovely that Robyn sent you such gorgeousness...I wonder what it will become '-)

    Happy making what you love.!

  4. Sus--that's one of the great things about your blog, being just in the moment and creating!

    Paula--don't be depressed, I love your ideas plus it's impressive how you've broken into the etsy system.

    Iona--thank you! hope you are having a wonderful spring :-)

  5. Hello,
    I visited your blog today - I saw you on 'Yonks.' Your blog is so charming, and you have many unique art pictures on here. Me and my daughters started a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you. Your blog is filled with simplicity, which I appreciate so much, and it is very cheerful to me. I hope to hear from you, and have a sweet day.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  6. Thank you for visiting us at Red Rose Alley. Yes, I would certainly come back and follow you as well. You have such a sweet blog.

  7. I love these three design, are in tea bags?? just amazing!

  8. Hello Sheri, Thanks for the encouraging words :-)
    Elena, I'm very pleased you like the drawings!