The Duvets...

I uploaded a couple of Duvet designs last night and here is one that I published..(image upper right side)..

According to the email I received “They are available in 3 sizes, but only require one upload of 13500×11462px”…a very big file indeed…
Since I had already taken large sized photos of the painting, I had no problem with the upload…it was a little slower, maybe about four to five minutes, but I am really pleased with the way it looks

Note: I saw some members were having problems with the uploads and decided to add this post…you really do need this size to fill the duvet with your image, anything else will make a little square in the middle of the space..

Check the FAQs if you need more info…

Is It Worth It?

Search Engine Optimization I mean…is it worth it?..this topic came up today and I thought I would do some research and see where we are now in the SEO world..

In case you don’t know what it means Search Engine Optimization or SEO, means using specific tools to drive traffic to your site or online gallery…either key words, phrases or links that google’s search engines will pick up and as a result your rankings will go higher..

When I created my website years ago I was assured that SEO was really important, but it was also considered to be “a black art”…a mystery to most “lay” people…
I had to make sure that I had the right page titles, meta tags, image alt tags, search engine friendly urls, etc. in place to assure that visitors wo

A New Way to Fund Your Art Career?

The title is tongue in cheek…
Should artists get others to find their career? Has the idea of working for your living gone out of style? Has the trend towards entitlement run amok?
This was a topic in one of my LinkedIn groups and I thought I might get your take on it…
On LinkedIn the title was “Words Fail Me” but I am certainly not at a loss for about you?
Let me know your thoughts and I will certainly let you know mine


The Way Leads On

by © Janis Zroback

“Friend, I have lost the way.
The way leads on.
Is there another way?
The way is one.
I must retrace the track.
It’s lost and gone
Back, I must travel back!
None goes there, none
Then I’ll make here my place,
The road runs on,
Stand still and set my face,
The road leaps on,
Stay here, for ever stay.
None stays here, none.
I cannot find the way.
The way leads on.
Oh places I have passed!
That journey’s done.
And what will come at last?
The road leads on"…
Edwin Muir, The Labyrinth (1949).

“Time wakens a longing more poignant than all the longings caused by the division of lovers in space, for there is no road back into its country.
Our bodies were not made for that journey; only the imagination can venture upon it; and the set

What is the point of Art?

I have always enjoyed the writings of Alain De Botton and this latest publication is no different…in this short video he delves into a question that has plagued many for centuries…What is the point of Art?…

“What’s the point of art?” It’s a question artists, historians and philosophers have grappled with for centuries.
De Botton, co-author of “Art as Therapy,” sits down with Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss the therapeutic value art has on our lives…Art: What is it Good For

“Art can be beautiful. Emotionally evocative. Thoughtful. But, what is the point of art? What can we really find peering into a painting?
Author and philosopher Alain de Botton has an answer to that question: he says art has incredible therapeutic potentia

My Pillows...Dot's Sofa

I almost never get to see my work after it’s purchased but today I was lucky..
Aunt Dot bought some of my pillows and has posted photos of them in her home…check them out HERE

Thanks again Dot..

Blue Night and Other Treasures

With the introduction of the Pillows, Fine Art painters are finding a wonderful way to showcase all those florals and landscapes, the hidden treasures of the site…
As a Fine Art painter I am prejudiced in favour of soft pretty pillows, and I was excited to see how many of my works fitted the product so well…
But while creating pillows, I made a great discovery…to my surprise I found that they also looked well on Iphones, Ipads etc…
After the initial introduction of those products years ago, I did create a few, but then decided my works did not suit them, found it took too long to fit to a template and upload, and gave up…
Now, with a bit of adjusting and one click, I found that I could add some very attractive products to my art page

Blue Night " is o

Pillow Talk

I must say the pillows are lovely…the printing is sharp and clear and the colours vibrant and whats more they are printed on both sides..
I compared prices at a local store and pillows in the same size and quality were $70 and $80 each, and the printing was not as good and was only on one side….for the price, this is a great buy..

Stay Awhile

A Blossom Fell
Poppy Season

Out Of Tune

Anyone using Apple products and ITunes please take note…
I just received an email purporting to be from Apple, saying my ITunes I.D. had been disabled and will be gone in 48 hours…my first reaction was what the heck

At first glance it looked all right as it had all the Apple contact info, but when I took a closer look, I noted that the grammar was poor and the sentences badly phrased…the letter said that they needed to audit my account and wanted me to click a link and log in with my password and identification…oho…
Trying to be smart, they said if I needed help I could log into Apple Support (another link)…ha

If you get an email like this, stop and peruse it carefully, don’t be quick to click the link provided in the letter…it can only lead