15K Sales Milestone

Today I’m celebrating reaching a milestone of 15K sales! Thanks to everyone for the great ongoing support over all the years. I’m so grateful. without your love and support, this could never be. Thank you. Forever grateful.

Karin (Cassidy) Taylor

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5 Tactics I Used to Grow my Redbubble Print Sales from $20 to $300 per month

Dear Reader,…

In 2007 I started selling my original paintings on eBay, and through local art galleries. My paintings of well endowed women in swimsuits proved very popular at that time, but I couldn’t keep up with demand and eventually, you guessed it, I ran out of original paintings to sell!

I was in a quandary, what to do next? It was obvious to me, that I really needed to sell printed reproductions of my paintings, that way, I didn’t need to put the pressure on myself to create so many original paintings to sell on eBay. At that time, I had no idea how to go about creating reproductions of my paintings.

Here are the tactics I used to create a passive income of $300 per month on average (and much more over the Christmas period). It isn’t as lucrative as selling original paintings, but

As an artist, do you ever have regrets?

As an artist, do you ever have regrets? Tonight I was reminded for some reason, of a very dear friend, who has since passed. He was a brilliant writer, and although much older than I, he had a youthfulness about him, a mischievous gleam in his eye, and I really took a liking to, no, a loving to him. To me, he had a place in my heart, that I would generally keep reserved for a wise old uncle. He is not the first wise old uncle I’d admitted into my life, he was the second. Both were very special. I am always looking for new family members to bring into my heart, people who get me, and people I get. I don’t need to name names, people just know they are sacred kin, and that it’s a kindred spirit type of thing. Anyhow, you know that in relationships it can be hard, but I’d had quite a lov…

My Redbubble Sales Statistics incl Profits from 2008 to 2018

Hey there everyone, so good to be back to Redbubble after some time away, with a renewed sense of energy. Unfortunately, my darling husband suffered a stroke recently (he’s doing very well) but it had the effect of upturning our world for a while, and I’ve been unable to get back in touch with my art, so meanwhile, I’ve been doing a lot of photography, while we embarked on a new routine of fitness and health, going for daily walks, changing our diet to a low salt and fresh food one.…

I’m sure many of you have had similar, and much worse challenges to face, or are facing things right now, that put you in that difficult place, where it’s not possible to be creating, as the space you are in, does not allow for that freedom. If that’s where you are right now, my heart sincerely goes out to y

Strength in Diversity

Arctic Friends – A little penguin, fur seal, polar bear, walrus and killer whale in amongst the icebergs, snow, sea and mountains, a winter wonderland of friendship in a super cool climate.

They might be small, but a group of friends with a common goal can achieve great things. Each friend has a specific skillset that the others don’t possess, and that is their strength.

. Eddie the penguin has superior diving and sliding skills
. Pedro the Polar Bear is a master of camouflage and an adept hunter
. Freddy the Fur Seal incredible navigation skills and homing instincts
. Wendy the Walrus can hold her breath for long periods and use her tusks as tools
. Keko the Killer Whale is very intelligent, and can swim very very fast

Unfortunately, many people in the world don’t realise what incredible p

The Little Nurse

The Little Nurse prints, gifts, tshirts, apparel and homewares

Order this cute bundle of goodies, including journal, phone case, mug and tote bag, then just add a matching card, for a cute gift pack the nurse in your life will love.

Such a lovely kind little nurse too. Great for get well wishes or friends who are nurses or in the medical profession.

Dandelion Dreamcatcher & Chameleon Prints

Golden Dreams Dreamcatcher

An Ojibwe legend recounted by American ethnographer Frances Densmore says the dreamcatcher originates with Spider Woman, known as Asibikaashi; if you like this dreamcatcher, you might also like or prefer my other dreamcatcher design she took care of the children and the people on the land. As the Ojibwe Nation spread to the corners of North America it became difficult for Asibikaashi to reach all the children.4 So the mothers and grandmothers would weave magical webs for the children, using willow hoops and sinew, or cordage made from plants:

Even infants were provided with protective charms. Examples of these are the “spiderwebs” hung on the hoop of a cradle board. These articles consisted of wooden hoops about 3½ inches in diameter filled with an imitation of

12K Milestone

Today I’m celebrating reaching a great milestone of 12K sales through my online store at Redbubble since I joined way back over 9 years ago, in Feb 2008! Thanks to everyone for the great ongoing support over all the years. There have been triumphs and big bumps, leaps and hurdles, at times I’ve been laid low, but through it all I’ve persevered. Many times I’ve wanted to throw in the towel, give up, walk away, but your support helped me find a way to keep going. I’m so grateful. Thank you. Here’s to the next 9 years, and here’s to you. May you always know that you’ve made a difference in my life. Thank you also to Martin Hosking and the Redbubble team, you made many of my dreams come true. xxx

What matters most

What matters most?…

Is it Twitter impressions, Facebook views, Instagram likes? How heavily does our self worth rely on social media presence, online visibility and instant popularity?

Unfortunately, it can be a trap we fall into, if we have a small business that depends on how visible we are online.

I’m not here to tell you online presence doesn’t matter, because it is important if you’re trying to build a presence, however if it begins to impact you in a negative way, then it can become problematic.

If you become obsessed with whether a post received views, likes,comments etc to the point of it affecting your creativity and workflow, perhaps it’s time for some timeout. I’m not sure what the answer is, because I’ve experienced almost a week of zero views on Twitter for instance, and am cl

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