Tuesday, January 18, 2011
The two bamboo photos are from my visit to the North Carolina zoo when we visited there. I love bamboo, which is actually a very tall grass. I want to use these in my work. There's something meditative about seeing a grove of bamboo. Strong lines, but soft color.
I've been doing research about other online stores in addition to Etsy, no sense having all my eggs in one basket. Also looking into gallery and shop locations to show and sell my work.
I've been thinking about marketing; I read somewhere these ten words sell the most: you, money, healthy, guarantee, easy, free, yes, quickly, benefit, and 'insert your name here'. Apparently many people like to see their name in print. I have many ideas about how to use these words.
I had someone email me to ask permission to use one of my photographs on an invitation. Thanks for asking permission. Ask and you shall receive.
Benefactor Wanted: Anyone wishing to be my benefactor, please contact me. If you have money to give to me for free to pursue my art, Yes, I guarantee it's easy to do, and you and I both, will quickly benefit and will have a more healthy feeling stemming from your generosity. A big thanks to 'insert your name here' for your generous gift.
If you wish to remain anonymous I can honor that too. I can place your name on a piece of paper and put it in my kiln and fire it and your name will be gone like the wind. Unfortunately, I cannot accept checks over the amount you wish to give and send the overage back to you.
If you are indeed a legitimate, lawful, genuine benefactor, please consider this request as a legitimate, lawful, genuine one, all kidding aside. Immediately, there are a couple of workshops, a conference, and glaze training sessions I would like to go to and even funds for fuel would be welcome. Both short and long term, I have many projects waiting in the wings.
I have so many dreams and ideas. Comments and suggestions are welcome.