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@jlknott thank you for your warm wishes. xoxo
@SixDegreesPGH Yay! (for being able to garden again, not for slugs)
@Nellification He was our lion. He used to be fat and fluffy and magnificent. I'll always remember him this way.
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@karen_or_garden much thanks. He was a good boy.
@burghbaby thank you. xoxo
@SixDegreesPGH I can't think of any. I know it's why my preferred local nursery recommends. So sorry about your petunias!
@xebgoc I like remembering him like this. Poor thing went from 22 lbs of lion to 6lbs of sad old man. He was beautiful.
@CynthiaCloskey He did indeed. Thank you.
Our 18-year-old kitty, Grommit Raskolnikov, died peacefully in his sleep last night :( http://t.co/TfPC968SQX
@Nellification bones would have meant terminal. ::shudders::
@Nellification bones are cancer-free, awaiting her other results.
@SixDegreesPGH YOU are entitled to be out of the loop! xoxoxo
@SixDegreesPGH it's a new thing. Not really sure what I think of it.
@KellieKetcham thanks, Kellie! It's one of my favourite things in my garden :-)
1. Still Life with Hardanger -Sandra Willard and her extraordinary talent have amazed me again.
2. Lowe Mill Art Studios and Grumpy Cat – The talented artists of this large studio in Alabama, including EBSQ’s very own Tracey Allyn Greene, have been featured in The Huffington Post! Congrats, Tracey!
3. Controversies: eBay and Adobe – Tiffany Toland-Scott shares some very important information concerning this two giants. This is a must read for anyone who uses eBay to sell their art and for all Photoshop users.
4. MOTM: Simplify – Maureen Frank’s mandala for May is all about simplifying our lives. Stop by her blog to download this month’s mandala for free.
5. Fostering Friendly Familiarity – EmptyEasel.com has a superb article on how to market your art by building a relationship with your viewers, not just seeing them as buyers.
Filed under: membernews Tagged: Adobe, art, art marketing, artists blogs, ebay, ebsq, Grumpy Cat, Lowe Mill Art Studios, mandalas, tips
So. You’ve been reading up on how to market your art, gathering advice and tips from a smathering of friends, colleagues, and online experts. You believe in your art. You’ve got the requisite accounts at EBSQ (obviously), Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram. You have a blog. (You even occasionally update your blog.) So, why isn’t it all coming together?
Sometimes it takes an outside eye to see what you’re missing. To that end, we’re looking for up to three artists to review, critique, and case study. Totally on us.
Interested? Leave us a comment with your name, EBSQ Artist url, and let us know why you want our help. If you’re chosen, you’ll get to work with us for 90 days, totally for free, to see if we can help jump start your marketing efforts and find you some greater success. We’ll be profiling our selected artists during the case study via the EBSQ blog. Even if you aren’t one of the lucky artists selected, we hope our case studies will be able to help you as well!
Ready? Let’s get started!
PS Not yet an EBSQ Artist member? Why not join today?
Filed under: Call for Artists, challenges Tagged: art, best practices, Call for Artists, ebsq, marketing, success
1. Discovery, Fairy Laundry Day Redux – Sherry’s Key’s imagination is tickles my inner child. I adore this redux of her original Fairy Laundry Day, but I may be a bit bias–I own the original.
2. How to Get Published in a Bead/Jewelry Magazine – Laura Bracken has an excellent post for jewelry artists wanting to be published. This is only Part 1 so be sure to follow her blog for part two.
3. Watercolor Walk-through – Carmen Medlin shares a walk-through for two of her latest watercolor aceo paintings. Discover the in’s and out’s of her process!
4. Art in the White Mountains – Congratulations to Jeanne Forsyth! She has recently been accepted into the North Easter Arizona Fine Arts Association. Her paintings will be on exhibit at the High Country Art Gallery beginning May 22nd.
5. Cambodia vs. the Cleveland Art Museum – Cambodia is the latest country to come forward seeking art they say was stolen from an archaeological site.
Filed under: membernews Tagged: art, art news, artist blogs, ebsq, friday five, link salad, publishing tips, watercolor painting
Filed under: Artseen, membernews Tagged: art, art seen, artist blogs, digital, ebsq, friday five, mixed media, paintings
1. Still Life – This week’s featured art for our Friday Five is a still life by artist Christine Striemer.
2. Free Flower Doodle Bookplates – Artist Carmen Medlin has a present for readers of her blog…
3. A Minor Setback – Many artists see great results from Facebook Ads, but not all have such wonderful experiences. Georgia Papadakis discusses the negative side of Facebook Ads.
4. 3 Strategic Steps for Creating a Tagline that Gets Noticed – Branding yourself can be tricky. The EmptyEasel.com has a post to help you with that perfect Tagline.
5. Are you an EBSQ artist with a newsworthy blog post to share? Email me at amanda[at]ebsqart[dot]com to be included in our Friday Five.
Filed under: membernews Tagged: art, artists blogs, ebsq, Facebook Ads, friday five, marketing tips, news, still life painting
Voting ends tomorrow for our May Exhibits. Have you voted? This months exhibits, Flower of the Month: Irises and Still Life, are filled with amazing art by EBSQ artists. Even if you’re not a member of EBSQ you vote can count by click on the Facebook Like buttons for each entry. Which ever piece has the most, for each exhibit, is receives a Cloud award.
Filed under: exhibits Tagged: art, artists, ebsq, exhibits, flower of the month, Irises, still life