Saturday, May 25, 2013

Three Times a Charm Pear

"Three Times a Charm Pair"

It took me three tries to find a way to use the new panels that I made.  I had used a different primer that was not working well. (see previous post).  Finally, I found that giving them a thin coat of my painting medium works well. 

I have been reading about marketing this week.  I bought the book
The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future by Chris Guillebeau.  It was very highly recommended.  It is a good book.  Lots of good ideas.  One of the tips was talking about Ittybiz a company started by Naomi .  She works with small businesses and talks in a no-nonsense way to give feedback.  Her blog articles which are free are very good.  Finally, I bought an ArtByte by Carol Marine over on DPW about marketing art on-line.  It was also very good and worth the $10.00 and led to me making my new header:

I think the thing I have taken away from all of my separate readings is to ask myself what am I really doing.  Am I serious about creating a business that is devoted #1 to making money?  A very good question indeed.

I also wrote my first press release and sent it to the local paper.  She immediately wrote back and asked me to send a picture of me standing by one of my paintings.  I realized that I have never taken a picture of me by one of my paintings.  Ha!  So I did.  You can see it on my About Me page which I also have updated.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!



  1. Karla, what a wonderful blog post. This came at a great time for me ... I've been asking myself the same thing, "What am I real doing?". Thanks, I'll check out the book for sure.

    Love the header. Gosh I really need to do that also :-(
    Great photo of you with your painting.
    Congratulations on sending in the press release ... two thumbs up!

  2. Love this post came at a great time for me also. I love your new header. I am going to order the book and be more proactive! Thanks!!!

  3. Love the pear and the shadow!! Thanks for all the info Karla ,you really are a treasure!!

  4. I love your new pear painting, Karla. Glad to hear that the new panels are working for you, too. And your new header is AWESOME! Azra is right. You are a treasure, sweet friend.

  5. This is a great post Karla. I will get the book. I have been chasing my tail for quite some time. I am always so busy and never have time to plan. You are really special for sharing. Thank you.


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