Just whipped up this card to go in my new mixed sets of holiday
greeting cards for One of a Kind. Cafe Press only lets you order sets of one design and
people always want mixed so this year I will give the people what they
want! Running out to Xpedx to see if I can find boxes or bags that fit
better than my current stock of clear bags.
Adrenaline is coursing through my body…This always happens, I worry for 3 weeks prior to an event but the mojo always kicks in at the last minute and brings all these other great ideas along with it! The clincher, I only have 'x' amount of time so I can only do so much…and in the middle of my short time to pull it together we are running up to WI to be with my family for the Thanksgiving Holiday (which I am VERY grateful for – but the timing is always tough). I'm just relieved that I'm back in 'super anne' mode, I was getting worried! okay..now I sound a little manic depressive don't I?
Wishing you & yours a wonderful holiday filled with lots of laughter and good cheer!
I'm always trying to use glaze like acrylic paint, this is silly of course and the colors often end up a disappointment to me…so tonight I made 2 test tiles and tried to play with the underglaze and experiment. If these retain the look I want after firing I will go ahead and use the same treatment on my Sugar & Mr.Cream below.. I'm liking the rough sketchy feel of these tiles…
We've all met a Crazy Smiling Black Dog at one time or another! This is one of my best selling Prints. It's inspired by Sidnee, a very silly Black Lab and member of my host farm family for 2 different years at theFields Project. This Ready to Hang Print would make a fabulous gift, and you can't go wrong with my new Free Shipping offer! ***Free Shipping on everything in my Etsy Shop through December 31st***
Back in July I blogged about the pages I was creating for the Dogs Rule Fat Book. This project was a collaboration of 13 dog artists who each contributed an original work of art.
We each received one of these treasures, all masterfully crafted & bound by Jill Beninato of Sit, Stay, Smile Pet Photography. Later this week I will share photos of my copy.
But TODAY…the 14th Book is up for Auction on Ebay and available to YOU! All proceeds will benefit A Place to Bark, a rescue in Tennessee run by our fellow artist and tireless animal advocate Bernie Berlin. She saved and placed over 575 dogs in her first 2 years of operation and will add 400 to that number by the end of 2008.
Watch the video below to learn more about A Place to Park and to see this incredible book:
Thanks everyone for your kind words, I guess I need to just follow my own instincts on this one. I built AnnesArt.com back in 2000 with very old software that utilizes frames. This means that if a search engine picks up a page it may only show the right hand frame without my menu and navigation on the left. Very inefficient. The other thing I'm considering is to incorporate my website into my blog so there is always something new to see when you visit. The website gets neglected and stale, this would keep it living and breathing. Todd Marrone's site is a good example of this.
I also think about having my Dog Paintings and Pet Portraits on a separate site, since my customers are often either really into the dog art or not at all, they prefer the cityscapes, narrative pieces, etc. (If you follow any of those links you will see what I mean about 'frames'.) I also forget one of the most important perspectives, that of my customers …(if you are out there and reading this, I would love your feedback!) As artists I think we generally peruse for fun, inspiration and research. I may have to try out Constant Contact's polling feature…In any case it was fun checking out the links and all…and Val, That Which Is Not, is actually the blog of my talented friends: Nancy & Andy. Thanks again ladies! – Anne