Journal

Another Woohoo....

Opened my mail to this really nice letter this morning..it was the icing on the cake of yesterday’s front page feature..

Hi Janis Zroback,

Exciting news! Your work, Tropical Fantasy.. has been chosen for a feature on Redbubble’s homepage. It will also appear on the shop pages for products you have enabled, which means we’ll be serving your art up to thousands of adoring eyeballs in the next few days.
Today’s the day to tell Facebook, Twitter, your mom, and anyone who will listen that Redbubble thinks you’re pretty awesome – and you have a feature on some of our most popular pages to prove it
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Happy to Announce...

I am really happy to announce that Redbubble has made me the featured artist this week…the past nine years have been filled with wonderful artistic endeavours all through my being a member of Redbubble..I will be eternally greatful…thank you so much Redbubble..

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Stolen Work....

Please check this Redbubble forum…works are being stolen from Redbubble to sell on a site called Fashionmart…I found seven of my products there

Check the first comment in the forum for the link where you can look for your own work, then for a fast search, just add your name to the search box at the top of the page at Fashion Mart..

Link to forum

Time For A Data Cleanse...

“In case you already didn’t know, every single email you’ve ever written or received, every photo you’ve uploaded, every location you’ve looked up on Google Maps, every search item you’ve typed in—all of this data is stored and available for Google to use in whichever way it likes..
All of this personal data is “relentlessly collected across all our devices, services, and accounts, and eagerly analyzed, shared, and sold.
If that doesn’t already completely terrify you, perhaps the horror of coming face to face with a detailed archive of your entire search history (aka the dark and inner workings of your psyche) will do the trick.
Just log on to google.com/history and voilà: All of your embarrassing questions, your weird YouTube video rabbit holes, the restaurants you ate in, the hotels you s

Art Scammers On The Move Again..

You have received an email from someone who says that their wife saw your artwork online and fell in love with it instantly. They would like to purchase a piece at once, for her birthday – which is coming up very soon. That sounds great, right? Of course. But how do you tell if it’s real or an art scam?…

These scammers never stop their dirty work…over the years they have tried to scam me many times and have never succeeded and I thought this particular one had died a natural death..
However lately I have read that artists on Facebook and elsewhere are being targeted again…some have even had the scammer follow them around from LinkedIn to Twitter and beyond, wherever the victim had a presence…the scams are varied and some once they get to know your email address etc. can attempt to plant a v

Can You Tell Good Work From Bad?

It is important that artists learn how to tell good work from bad, especially when the work is their own..if you are interested in selling your work, or possibly getting a gallery show, the quality of the work you display is very important..
In addition, you must be able to feel proud of what you’ve created…how often have I heard people say that they’re surprised when someone buys their work…if you have no confidence in what you create, if you are tentative or deprecating, it comes through loud and clear
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Can you tell good work from bad? do you post all your work in hopes that someone might buy it even though you might be unsure whether the work is good or not?

Letting Go...

Quote: And did you ever note how knowledge holds up flow? What we know how to do and have come to depend upon can, in an innocent wander, turn adventure to boredom.
Sure, professionalism requires professional knowledge: order, theory, technique, facility. The miracle is that knowledge gives its best confidence when kept quietly in a secondary pocket. Only then comes the undisputed magic of letting go. I’m not sure about everybody but it seems what we want more than anything in our work are passages, even minor moments, of con brio
Robert Genn…

When it comes to art letting go is so important it requires an entire post to itself…following the previous discussion about painting within the lines, the idea of letting go falls right into place..

Do you find you have difficulty forgetting what yo

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