My cell phone isn't working very well anymore. OK, I've had it for about 8 years, so I have gotten some good value out of it. (Yes, I know, I am way behind the times with this technology.) So, being clueless about what is available, and even more clueless about what I want, I went to my local Verizon store...
I just finished creating the first of The Shy Artist video interviews. This one is with children's book author and illustrator Scott E. Sutton. We got to interview him in his booth at the Art-A-Fair Festival in Laguna Beach, CA. You can see this interview on the video page of this website...
Animoto.com is an easy way to create slide shows from either still photos, videos, or a combination of both. You pick the background, supply the images, choose from their selection of music, and Animoto creates a fabulous video for you.
The free version allows you to create a 30 second video and includes the Animoto logo. I have included a couple of examples of 30 second free videos I made for my own artwork.
I am so excited! I just got my very first ISBN number for my first published book, The Shy Artist's Guide to What Galleries Want. I guess that now make me an officially published author. How cool is that!
During the summer, I do an art show in Laguna Beach called the Art-A-Fair Festival. It is 2 month long show that is open every day. Today I went in to start painting my booth. I finished the first coat and over the next few days I'll do the faux finishing and bring in my print bins and counter.
We’ve all done it. I know I am guilty of this transgression. Countless artists, crafters, and salespeople have uttered these words. So, what are these dreaded words? Well, there you are in your booth. You’ve just finished setting up. You can finally relax a moment and have a drink of that too long neglected coffee. The show is now open and the customers are filtering through. A customer walks by your booth. You smile. They walk into your booth for a closer look. You open your mouth and say…
Packaging your artwork is really important not only to how the finished work looks, but also for protection. This is especially true for items like prints that get pawed through by customers. Imagine your work getting handled by someone with an ice cream sandwich in their hands. Not a pretty picture.
The Service Corps of Retired Executives is a fabulous resource for anyone in business. Not only does their website have a ton of templates, forms, and articles, but the local chapters provide workshops and even one-on-one business counseling services.
I am starting a new page today of resources for artists. I'll be adding new resources as I find them or as the mood strikes.
Today's resource is PaperBackSwap.com. My house is overflowing with two things: fabrics and books. I have donated to the library, but other than a good feeling about donating to the library, I don't get anything for it. I have tried selling to used bookstores, but I don't even get the cost of my gasoline back. And try selling books on Amazon or eBay and you're competing with the big sellers who can list books for $0.99 or even less. So, how to get some value back from all those books? Enter PaperBackSwap.com.