I’ve been busy putting together some images of my dresses here for sale on Redbubble. posting them on Facebook and paying for some ads.
I am really enjoying putting these designs together and am sure they’ll go well for the approaching summer here in the Southern Hemisphere. Will keep you updated. It was fun improving the images for display with some of my photography of the beach. Don’t they look fabulous??? Let me know if you have any questions?
Well, I finally plucked up the courage to promote my work on Facebook. I’ve had my own page specifically for my Art and Photography for quite a while now and didn’t really do much with it. The internet still scares me a little, so many buttons that you shouldn’t click on….you never know what might happen….LOL!…
I’ve been a little more active on my Art page, sharing my old and new work of late and had been wondering on how to really get my work out there. I’m sure I’ve done everything right, my work is good (I’m liking it more everyday) and finally a level of confidence that I feel secure enough to really get it out there!!!
I recently found this gorgeous piece of rust and metal on a trailer parked near my home. The instant I saw it, I knew I would paint it. I’ve been saving a large canvas 5′ × 2′ for something special. This is it! Just started my interpretation yesterday with the grey background. Very excited to have started on this.
Redbubble should introduce a “Marketing Panel” for artists to pro-actively market their work.…
As all artists on redbubble would be aware there has been an active push to market various types of art. As artists if we want to get noticed yes we have to do some marketing.
No we’re not all marketing gurus, or marketing analyist’s etc. but if you want sales you need to market your work. There are many different ways of doing this but not all of us have the time to do the research to effectively market our work.
So I suggest Redbubble tech support develop a marketing panel to sit in with the rest of the tools available. The panel should contain marketing tools and links to advice to save time for artists who want to take that next step with their work.
Woohoo…..finally finished putting together a video for my Youtube Channel with a selection of my Urban Grunge Designer skirts on display with some pretty groovy music. Its been a project on my list for quite a while now. It takes a while to put together, so please check it out! Soooooooo…..excited!!!!!…
I also thought other RedBubblers might be interested in contracting me to put a video of their own work together in a video also. You choose what you want on it and also you can choose some free music from youtube to play along if you like. The total size of this file is 2.63 MB (18 images) so not large at all. I can also design the cover and final pages of the video too. Send me a Bubblemail and we can chat!! NB: You’ll need to open a YT account if you want to display it there. I
Whew, just finished putting this together will all the products from one design on the same page. Great for sharing on various websites. I guess I’ll have some printed also to hand out locally. Will have to add my contact details of course. Also Share on FB!!!
How to do? Take Screenshots from your Redbubble pages, save in a folder then put together in Photoshop or GIMP. Save image with layers, so the text will stay the same then you can reuse it for products for other images. Gosh I sure love the pencil skirts!!!
Rock Pool with Fish Product Designs by Kathie Nichols
I’ve recently started a new style of challenge for one of my groups Abstract Macro Urban Art Group (Man-made macro urban grunge) For me the old style challenges weren’t really a challenge, were they? Just a couple of clicks to enter an image of something in your portfolio that would suit the challenge, and that was that!…
For me, a challenge is giving it a go, an extra effort, pushing yourself out of your comfort zones to create something even better than you have done before. Improving on your personal best!
The first challenge I put together was CRACKS IN CEMENT For those who may find this is a little simple, let me explain. The challenge was to find cracks in cement that may give an impression of . So composing your camera so that the cracks are
I’d like to share some tips on how I find and shoot some of my macro photos that have that grungy urban look, but also representing something artistic and creative. The best way to find something interesting to shoot, is to go for a walk around your neighbourhood. When I take our dog for a walk my eyes are always scanning the surrounding area for something interesting. The kerbs and gutters always have something interesting to see.…
Below are some examples of my macro photos found in the street gutters and paths.
I look for stains, marks, lines, textures and colours that might have something hidden from the naked eye. Even at a first glance the area I notice isn’t anything special to look at from a distance. It’s when you take a closer look, that you see the potential of the grunge
OMG….I’m so excited….already another 2 sales of my Cherry Blossom Watercolor for Iphone covers this month…..they are really taking off. I have one for my own phone too and every time I take it out of my bag….I kinda flash it around….lol!
Remember, if you want to promote your work, use the products with your art on it. Show it off whenever you use it, coffee cups make great practical gifts. Decorate your home with the cushions and have a few bags with your art on them, colour co-ordinate and take them everywhere you go. I haven’’t use my standard handbag in ages, I always use one of my tote bags (carry) to take out!!!