Artists, you ready for the Busiest time of year?

Whether you are starting to feel the grind of the holidays starting to rise or not as an artist its always a good idea to be prepared. How can we get ready for the busy season and juggle the Christmas orders along with our own personal work?

Time is key! yes time. Time is an essential balance of what is priority and what is not. If you time how long a painting takes, for example a pet portrait painting you can make an allowance of that amount and etc.  This will help to get the projects done and allow for scheduling of multiple orders.  Take for an example a painting that is larger will take more time than a smaller one, or multiple pets in one painting will take much longer as well so allow extra time for those projects.

Another idea is to always inform your customer of how long of a wait they are looking at and in what order they are. So if they are anxious you can simply tell them when they are going to be able to get it and if you have the time to complete it before the rush and when they will be the next one to have an order completed.

I usually inform everyone on my Facebook page to please order early as time slots fill up quickly well before the season starts.

Remember too that if you have another job to include also a space for yourself as it will get to the point that if you don’t you will burn out and then you wont be able to do the work you promised which reflects badly.

Always remember that a lot of business is generated through word of mouth so make sure your character is intact to get the most out of this holiday season. I have already started to work on my Christmas orders and am thankful for my customers for being considerate and realize that it does take time to complete the paintings.

As entrepreneurs you must always look for ways in which to sell your talents. I suggest you share with friends and family to start and eventually those friends of friends will share and word will start to spread so that you become known for it and people will seek you out. This is a work in progress type of deal, no quick way to get more customers. It is all in how often you can produce the paintings for others to see and how well you do it.

Remember that there are so many styles of paintings so don’t ever be discouraged, someone will love your style! There is plenty of work for everyone.

Don’t ever give up. I started out with one or two paintings here and there and now I have to make a schedule because I have people asking that I don’t know. Which is nice, once you are known around as an artist you will find lots of interesting projects will find their way to you!

Time is not the enemy, make a schedule and stick to it. Things will go so much smoother if you do. Cheers!

Namaste.

L. Campbell

 

 

 

WINNER of the April 2018 contest!

The winner of out mothers day pet portrait contest is Jessica V Morin!!! Congratulations! You are going to love your gift! customized  9 x12 pet portrait painting!

For all of the rest of you who entered not to fear I will have another contest in May so look out for it! Cheers and Happy Early Mama day to all those moms out there, fur or human 🙂

For those of you interested in getting a portrait of your own check out my Etsy Shop link >>>>>>

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/250247363/custom-pet-portrait-painting-custom-dog?ref=shop_home_feat_3

 

L. Campbell

Making Tee’s!

 

So I decided to take some of my ideas and make some Tees. Why? well, why the heck not? All joking aside, I figured it would be appropriate to let a little laughter brighten the day and if it does for someone, I have already won.

I am all about originality so this made perfect sense to not only advertise my artwork but get a few shirts for myself.

No better advertising than being a billboard for your own stuff! *tip*

These t-shirts can be found on a pretty cool site called SunFrog, here’s the link: https://www.sunfrog.com

What’s so cool about this site is not only can you design your own shirts but you can sell them too!  They have a few different styles and hoodies!  What I like even more is this site is easy to use and your image can be a minimum of 3200×2400 px.

That isn’t bad considering Society6 is way more demanding of its dealers in that they want high-quality images and if you don’t own photoshop or some way of making them bigger without distortion you won’t be able to use the site to create pieces for selling.

I figure that you could even purchase these shirts and put them on your Etsy even.  Makes for some interest and variety on the online store.

If you haven’t checked it out yet here’s the link to one of my tees! https://manager.sunfrogshirts.com/promote/?groupid=137397204

 

:0) Namaste,

L. C

For those who love animals

When I paint pet portraits for people it not only gives me a great deal of satisfaction but also it helps others get a piece of love that’s forever. The animals twinkle in their eye that only they know, the little markings of fur that makes them unique and the special bond they have with each other.

But not all animals have this love from their masters. Some are abandoned, disregarded and abused. Some are left to wonder this world and become ill or even worse hurt.

But then we come across the earth angels that go out of their way to save these creatures, no matter where they are. When they get the call they go out in the dead of night or early morning and find these poor creatures and save them.

I have the privilege of getting to see this in action in my local area through the internet. Victory for Animals Society is a non-profit organization that helps these poor abandoned and more often, hurt animals.

These ladies who run this place who are located in Brighton On are fighting to keep this place open. Fighting for animals who cannot speak and defend themselves. www.victoryforanimals.com

Why are these places so important? Because in this day and age not enough people DO care about the welfare of these animals. People move into a place with no pets so they leave them behind or dump them somewhere.

We need to praise those who sacrifice their time, their health and their safety to get these animals out of harm’s way.  If you can buy a coffee, you can donate. Every bit helps these animals and look at it this way, you did a good deed!

These animals need care, shelter, food. They need people like us to raise awareness to help get the word out to keep this wonderful shelter open.

Besides that, you get a tax receipt which looks good at the end of the year, so why not!

I hope you find it in your heart to give a little, they will appreciate it tremendously!

Donate today! >donatea                      https://www.canadahelps.org/gcgc/112885

 

Enter to WIN a pet Portrait!

One lucky winner will receive a pet portrait painting of their pet!! I pride myself on quality work so you will get a fine art quality 12×16 wrapped canvas of your pet if you win!!

I work off of your photos so be prepared to have it ready once the contest ends. I will then ship it to your home once it’s done! How cool is that?!

I will then ship it to your home once it’s done!

This is simply too pawfect to pass up! I ship worldwide so no worries wherever you come from I will ship it out if you are the winner! Contest closes Feb 28, 2017. tell your friends!

OK so now your part, what do you have to do?

Simply follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lizzywhothefunkc_portraits

Like my facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LIZZYWHOTHEFUNK/

and Enter here: And you’re in!!!!  ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.  GOOD LUCK!!

 

The Toy Breed

I am happy to announce a Collaboration between myself and the Owner at The Toy Breed company to make things easy for you to order a pet portrait painting!

Just in time for Christmas!!!

pet portrait paintings will be hand painted and sealed for fast and free shipping! International buyers accepted!  And you must check out all the fashion for your little pooch! Its a dog lovers dream!

Please go check it out! https://www.thetoybreed.com/products/custom-pet-portraits?variant=32178643462

I will still be offering other services available here at my website too. Not to worry.

Enjoy and hope to see you there!

L .Campbell pug.jpg