- What's the name of your business/shop?
- Do you have a registered domain name and/or a blog?
- What type of handmade products do you sell?
I also take commissions and have done pet portraits and special note cards of pets, teddy bears, and flowers. I pretty much know what I can and can't do and if I'm not comfortable with it or like it there is no charge for my trying. So far I have been successful. The only thing that I won't do is portraits of people. I can do it, but it's not something I feel comfortable with. I recently started to hand tint my own black and white photos. They look like the old color photos before color film.
- Show us a piece you recently finished
I take photos for reference. I tinted this one with colored pencils, called "Pathway To Heaven"
Right now I am working on a commission of a house that was built in the 1700's. It's been a challenge because of perspective, meaning I have to use rulers to make everything look correct. I am pretty excited about it.
- If you have a website or blog, what do you use for advertising? What do your avatars look like?
- If you have a website or blog, tell us about your favorite widget.
- Which online selling vendors do you use? What do you like best about each one?
I also use Zazzle for putting my art work on t-shirts, mugs, shoes etc... You have to know a little bit more of the computer lingo, but it is do-able. Other sellers are very helpful, and supportive. The site is free and you get paid a royalty of your choosing. They are very explicit as to the how it all works. I enjoy it, especially designing shoes...
- Are you involved in social networking? What's your favorite and why? If you're not involved, you must have a good reason!
- All of us can use a helpful business hint once a week. What's yours?
- Do you have a "modus operandi" for computing the price of a handmade object? Tell us your formula?
- Where do you see your artwork in one year? Any plans in the works?
- OK, it's the storybeader's turn to pick a favorite!
I usually don't get into fantasy art, but Dolores' drawing are so special. Just little things that you wouldn't usually expect, and there it is, staring you in the face. What a great imagination!