Journal

SALES

Thank you to the lovely people who purchased a Samsung Galaxy and iphone cover with my Cherry Blossoms painting printed on the case. (One from the USA and one from the UK)

CHERRY BLOSSOMS

Thank you to the wonderful person from Germany who recently purchased an iphone case of my rust grunge photo.

UNDER THE WATERFALL

……and the fabulous person (also from Germany) who purchased and iphone case with my painting “SURF” print.

SURF

Scanners for artworks ???

I’ve recently been researching to buy an A4 Epson Perfection V600 scanner for my smaller paintings. I’d like a decent scanner that will also stitch together A3 size paintings. Hoping this will create larger files to upload on RB for larger prints, bedspreads, tapestries etc

I think it will be less expensive than upgrading my camera and probably do a better job. Hopefully less work on processing the image to correct lighting and colours etc

Can anyone recommend a scanner that will do a great job?

Love to hear your experiences

Designer Contemporary Art I

I’ve been sorting through my images today, organising my work into more galleries, hopefully making it easier for buyers to quickly find what they’re looking for. I’ve created, a Minimalist, Rust Impressionist ,Abstract Rust Photography , Neutral Tones and Black and White to my Profile Page.
Its good to change your profile page and the cover images to each of your galleries, makes your page fresh and more interesting for buyers when viewing. These days I think people are looking for wall art to match their decor, so adding these few extra galleries makes sense.






WOW, multiple SALES

Just like to say a HUGE thank you to REDBUBBLE for featuring my watercolour painting CHERRY BLOSSOMS

I painted this watercolour 7 years ago, with over 114 comments and 42,884 views it certainly has been my most popular work.

As a result of my Redbubble home page feature I have had multiple sales since the featured work last week, including, greeting cards, iphone cases, mugs, throw pillows, tote bags, prints an ipad case, gallery board, chiffon top and mini skirt.

Thank you also the the individual groups on RB that featured this work as well:






URBAN GRUNGE as ART - using Macro Photography

I’ve just put together a new video on youtube with a collection of various macro photos from my portfolio.…

It never ceases to amaze me what one can find when just walking around the local streets both in the suburbs and the cities. Looking for lines, colours, textures and shapes as a promise of something special that warrants a closer look.

Its always exciting being out and about on one of my “Treasure Hunts”. You never know what you’ll find. Its really like an adventure and its just as exciting coming home to upload them on to my computer to view.

The next stage of processing the images is always fun, the posting and sharing to my Art Portfolios. The titles are very important too, coming up with something that describes what I see with my eye. Sometimes its easy, other times images

New Designer Dresses by ME!!!

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?

Click HERE to see my facebook page

USING FACEBOOK TO MARKET YOUR ART OR PHOTOGRAPHY

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!…

My page Kathie Nichols Photography Art and Design page is finally getting some serious exposure. Well, a humungous response compared to my normal views.

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!!!

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Impressionist Painting from Impressionist Photography

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.

Want RB to help more with marketing....please vote!

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.

What are your thoughts. Please vote, I thi

My new YOUTUBE Video of Designer Skirts

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

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