besspeacetime: (Art Fairy)
I have entered two paintings in two separate challenges on redbubble, the winner of each challenge gets a 75$ gift certificate for art supplies.

Voting is free, although you do have to register for the site, (they are not particularly spammy, they do send out a "your recent activity feed" e-mail every few days, IF you have recently done something on their site, but you can opt out of that, but even as a seller that's the most I hear from them unless I make a sale or get a private message from someone on the site.)

If you already purchased something or voted for me in a previous challenge you already registered and can skip step one below.

so to help me out, here's what you need to do.

1) Go to Redbubble and register for an ID
2) click here to vote for Driving Wisconsin
which looks like this


Then
3) Click here to vote for Unpacking
which looks like this


You can only vote once for each work, but please vote for both of them. You would be helping me to get a feature on the site, as well as make some sales possibly and to win 75$ worth of desperately needed supplies and all it takes from you is 5 minutes of your time.

Thank you for helping!
besspeacetime: (night)
Doll tee


"Show me, on the doll, if you can, where, exactly, you were "Touched by an Angel".


Funky flower




http://www.redbubble.com/products/configure/18031854

"When life hands you lemons, it is because there is a horrifying monster in the next chamber with 400,000,000 hp, whose only weakness is lemons"
besspeacetime: (Hipster Art Doofus Zippo)
Cindi ordered one and found the print quality to be excellent and the shipping time much faster than the estimate, Ordered it on a Thursday and received it on the following Tuesday. The Girlie Fitted Short sleeve runs a tad small apparently so get one size up if that's what you want. (she ordered her actual size and its snugger than she likes but not cutting off her circulation so if you like a little ease to your shirt get a size up in the girlie fitted)

So on with the show

Here's what I have up there right now, all are available in girlie fitted, men's short sleeve, long sleeve v-neck and hoodie
Designs below cut )
The Cindi Lace Pattern is available in A LOT of different colors including a rainbow and I can put it up in any color you want.
besspeacetime: (Hipster Art Doofus Zippo)
okay, so this guy is apparently not going to get back to me or pay me for this piece work. he thinks this is a fucking hobby (see previous post labeled "It's not a fucking hobby")

I know times are tough and art is seen as a luxury, I also know I am timid about self promotion.

But I also know my art is good, and I know what it sells for when times are good, because I have sold when people are buying. I have been in juried shows ( the last one I was in took all three that I entered and hung one in the the most prominent spot (right when you came in the door it was the first thing you saw), and with three pieces in the show I was the most represented artist there.)

tomorrow our cable internet/phone is going to get shut off.

Which as far as modern conveniences go is annoying, but as far as finding more work and tony finding a new job and such it is detrimental.

If you care to help
here is what you can do.

I have a wide selection of greeting cards and prints and tee's available at

http://amyelyse.redbubble.com/works

This is a company that prints my work in whatever format you prefer and will even matte and frame it and handles all the shipping, so even if we do lose connection tomorrow you will still get your art/tee.

even if you just buy a greeting card that would help. (if everyone on my friends list bought one greeting card that would pay most of the bill)

I get half of whatever you spend on the print, and they offer discounts and free shipping for multiple items (not every type of item, but most prints can ship free if you buy certain amounts, and greeting cards offer a bulk discount as well)

My Etsy shop
http://www.etsy.com/shop/amyelyseneer

which will be greatly hindered by losing the internet as I will have no way to check and see if anyone bought anything I need to send out, and yes, so far its only led to off site sales, but just in case I keep it up.
If you wanted anything off of there, now would be the time to buy it as I am going to have to put it in vacation mode before I go to bed tonight.

There's also the stuff at

http://www.cafepress.com/leechco

Which seems to be selling in dribs and drabs and still hasn't sold enough to make the commissions equal enough to be a payment to me, so not as helpful to us in the short term.


Also, if you go to
http://www.leechco.net/index.html

You will see the front page has some corporate links on it, if you were ever of a mind to purchase things from adobe, blick art supplies, Crayola or Joann's fabrics on line, or even browse their wares, if you could start by getting there through my links I would get some ad revenue.


I know times are tough all over, and I know that a lot of you may not see what I do as a "Real Job"

I know the government doesn't because I don't do skilled work to create an product for sale to others...

oh wait... um,

okay uh, not a real job because... Oh! they don't teach it in school? Wait, how did I get my graphics and typesetting certification then? Or my AA in arts?

hmmmm, why is it this isn't a "Real Job" again?

Oh I know... its because when times are tough no one buys it...

oh wait, that's why people in all industries are getting laid off right now...

lets see, I know there is a reason....

it's not nine to five? That must be it!

Okay so since I do four hours of painting in the mornings from about 7-11-ish and then take a break to eat breakfast have some coffee and check my email and then spend another four-eight hours doing things related to art, such as posting promo pics looking for and doing graphics gigs, listing new work on various sales sites, and looking for venues to show in, then stop working and have dinner and watch some tv before going to bed, EVERY DAY.... yah you're right its not a 9-5 "real job" so I cannot file for unemployment benefits, or qualify for health care assistance, or get food stamps when the rest of the economy takes a turn for the worse and I can't find buyers. The Government has got me there.

I would, of course, like all of you, prefer not to be asking anyone for pity help or assistance that wasn't earned, but there it is. So if you can help us out, I would really appreciate it. Even if its just by using one of my site links to buy something you were going to buy anyway.

Thank you for taking the time to read this, if this doesn't work I may not see you for a while.
besspeacetime: (day)
Okay so I spent today making some things in Photoshop, specifically for linking to people who want samples. The problem with most of the stuff I do for people in Ps is I sold it to them, with the rights, and while I feel I have made my use of it in my portfolio known with the caveat "you are buying the rights...BUT I reserve the right to use it in my portfolio..." Kind of falls apart when people and places want you to link to an on line portfolio, Mainly because I can't really control who copies it and preserve the clients rights to the work.

So I have a project going to make a good sampling of various techniques that I like, and some I don't like but can do with the fancy computin' machine. to put up an on line Portfolio of graphics, of stuff that doesn't belong to anyone but me and is also, stuff I don't care if people steal. Some of the stuff I made today and I will probably bang away at it again tomorrow and then Wednesday make the actual page on the website. AND I used some of it to spruce up the old Lj and shrunk some of it into icon size.

I will post a link to the page when its done, I would appreciate comments on the page layout, ease of navigation, viewing comfort, etc. Leave off any critique of the art itself unless you feel something I put up is inappropriate or offensive to prospective gig-meisters.

today was all Ps, tomorrow I am gonna do some manipulated sketches, and possibly see if my copy of illustrator will work on vistas, Then get started Building the page.
besspeacetime: (A is for Amy)
Visit My etsy shop, www.amyelyseneer.etsy.com and if you have one yourself, favorite me and I will favorite you right back. (I already favorited you, [personal profile] misanthrope_mom)

I also made a fan page for my art on Fb, so if you are on Fb*, fan me please :) that can me found Here

I really want to do more to get the flow of money for art re-established, the divorce really threw me for a loop as far as that went, and just "Fan"-ing me and Etsy Hearting me can really help with that.


I am really bad at self promotion, and the business end of all this so I apologize for annoying everyone with this stuff. I would much rather paint and pay someone else to handle the selling and money and promotion but I have no idea how to find someone to do that... I really need to hire someone to find someone for me to hire to to do this stuff for me. But until that happens (or indeed, makes sense) help me out with a little free publicity.












*if you are reading this from facebook, please note you are reading an rss feed from my livejournal, not an actual Fb note

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