|"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!