It’s so hard to believe that January is almost over, and even more hard to believe that it’s been well over six months since I’ve blogged on WordPress. It’s certainly not because I didn’t have anything to write about…it’s just one of those “wave things.” You know, you go through a wave of spending your spare time on Facebook, or a wave of spending time on Youtube, or a wave of doing other things altogether. For me the latter part of 2009 was spent doing artwork and setting up more online selling venues. I joined Bonanzle, Etsy and Imagekind.
On Bonanzle I created a booth named Creative Cornucopia…it has books, greeting cards, original art, and original ambient music. I kind of enjoyed the process of setting up my Bonanzle booth because they made it easy and almost effortless. But the other thing I liked about Bonanzle is that they don’t charge any insertion fees. A pleasant change compared to ebay (who charges for everything)!
I learned a lot while setting up my various selling venues, including how to create a banner. I never thought that I’d enjoy doing something like creating banners, but I really did. I found a nice site called Puresilva–they made the process affordable and easy. So any of you that are looking for an affordable banner site, Puresilva offers a good value.
I just finished setting up my artwork account on imagekind.com, and I must say I was pretty impressed with how easy they made it. Plus they seem like a class-act that offers great service at fairly affordable prices. I wasn’t sure what to expect from an online professional gallery, but I was more than pleased with their services and the ease of setting up my gallery.
It’s funny how fast time slips through our fingers; especially when it comes to working online. This thing that was supposed to save us so much time seems to have created a vacum in which time is sucked up by volumes! I’m not complaining, but I can’t help but notice that humanity has a way of doing that. We create something as a time-saver and ultimately it always ends up being a time-waster (and money drainer). To name a few: phones, computers, vegetable choppers, and dish washers. Anyone have any thoughts on that?
Anyway, I am excited about this New Year, because it holds some hope that I can spend time on creative pursuits now that I’ve got some selling venues set-up. Who knows, I probably will set-up more places to sell my art, but it is far more enjoyable to be creative with pen to paper, than it is placing hand to mouse and keyboard.