Try new art things- for goodness sake!

I often get stuck in my own world creating late at night. The techniques I have learned are like second nature. But I find I get easily bored and tired of it. What do you do to keep things fresh?

I myself often get a flood of ideas of my own just by looking at other peoples artwork. Another fun way to get ideas is to go on Pinterest! what an amazing way to be inspired by looking at beautiful photos of landscapes, animals, other artworks, sketches, and more.

Once I have gotten an idea of what I want to do that I think hasn’t been done, I then decide how I am going to challenge myself to learn a new technique in painting or another art medium. Sometimes on the other side of fear is that new masterpiece!

I go out to art stores as well to see if there are any new products out that I can play with which is a wonderful way to try something new and get creative. If we make it a habit to try something different then we gain not only a new experience but also a new habit of expanding our knowledge of how things work or don’t work.

Everything is a lesson.

So in order to grow as artists we have to challenge ourselves to go above and beyond, because art is all about how we feel and how it showcases our talents of what we offer the world in our expression of it. And remember there are things that haven’t been done yet as an artist, so why not try and be the first!

Because once you get really good at something, in order to grow we have to do something we aren’t. Think outside the box as it were!

I hope you all are inspired to try something different!

 

Namaste

FREE giveaway! HURRY before its too late!!!

The month of February marked the month of giving and kindness I decided to give away  a painting of mine. All that was required was to like my Facebook page and share the post. Pretty easy right? Well it is! There is less than two days to go so if you want to win go find my page and get sharing!!!! Heres the link >>>> https://www.facebook.com/LIZZYWHOTHEFUNK   DONT forget to like the page too 🙂 I will be checking and only those who qualify can win!

 

Check out the painting I am giving away!!! cougar

Getting it out there

Sometimes when we see others doing things we wish we could do it too. We have fears that hold us back however. What if no one likes it? what if I don’t make any money?

These are all things that stop us from truly living. If we waited for perfect moments to come about to make things happen we would end up with nothing and our dreams would be put on hold forever.  Sometimes we need to just get it out there. So what if it isn’t perfect or it isn’t the trend, the point is it is what we need to do to fulfill our lives.

Putting it out there for everyone to see proves that we can accomplish things and dreams we have envisioned for our own pleasure. Does it really matter what anyone else thinks of what you have done? No All that matters is what you think. Are you happy at the end of the day. Do you feel satisfied with your accomplishments in life?

I wanted to be an author and illustrator. I decided this in my head. I had no idea how to do it or how I was going to accomplish it. But the idea and the determination was there. SO now after a few years of doing illustrations for people and getting a few books out there I decided to become an author. I had written poetry over the years and thought you know what I am gonna put it out there. I know its not perfect and I self published it on Amazon but you know what I DID IT! And now that the fear is out of my head I am writing a Children’s  book of my own and I am illustrating it. I can do anything I decide. Some way some how if you want to get out there and do something, just get the fear and toss it aside and do it. Because the feeling of having the books that I have illustrated out there from other authors and now a book I have in my hand that has my name on it, I can’t tell you how much confidence it gives me to go more and do more.

SO get out there and do it!!! You will be surprised at how much you can accomplish!

Namaste

https://www.amazon.ca/Emotional-Poetry/dp/1520435770/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1515014406&sr=8-1&keywords=emotional+poetry

Sale?! Yes, thats it! How to get some attention on Etsy

I have been an Etsy seller for a few years, I got the odd sale here or there but nothing steady. It has been frustrating, to say the least.  I wondered what was the magic key to get more attention. I added more and still nothing. I changed my photos several times still nothing. I started to add money to bring customers my way from google marketing through Etsy. Got a couple sales but again nothing much.

Over and over I have been trying to get the attention of others by blasting my twitter and facebook. Wondering what the heck was going on!

Then I decided to have a sale, I put a percentage off and waited. BOOM a sale, then another!!!  NICE!

SO I thought that was awesome now people will start to come back often to my shop so I left it for a while and then again…. nothing.

WHY! So I was a bit slow on process mostly because I had other projects so it wasn’t really a priority.

Then when I was finished and wasn’t busy again I decided to have a different sale. And again BOOM! another sale!! then another!

I figured it out… I finally figured what was making people come to my store. If I had a sale it was more appealing to the buyer! Even when I had dropped my prices before the sale it did not matter. It was the coupon sale that was the ticket. It was marketing for me. It cost me nothing really for the overall idea had developed that when you have a sale you drive business to your store!!

So now I got it. The key to getting some sales was not lowering my prices or offering something for nothing.

No it was a 10- 15 % sale at times or even 30 % it didn’t matter as long as I was having something going it was achieving what I had so desperately wanted!  I haven’t made my millions yet and its just starting but I am happy to say if you are new to Etsy have a sale!!!

What do you have to lose, Because the end result is you want the sale and this is how you get people looking! And I know it sounds too ridiculous and simple and it is! try it, the traffic you will see will show you the difference as well thanks for Etsy for having the analytics to keep track of it all for you!

Good luck! and I hope you have great success.

 

Namaste,

L. Campbell

What makes you Great?

I sit and think about what defines me what makes me unique about what makes me set apart from others and I ask myself…

What can I do to stand out, to make a difference?

Something that will make my kids proud of me. Then I really don’t have to think that hard. I am already. There is no one else like me. There is no one else like you. SO why do we feel like we have to be something we aren’t?

It’s one thing to become better at something to be the best self we can be, but to look at others and think why can’t I draw as good as them or paint as well? That’s wrong.  Perhaps these sabotaging thoughts have crept into your mind.

You want to stand out and yet there is thousands and thousands of us who paint and draw and they are all over Instagram Facebook and everywhere really.  Sounds depressing? No, it isn’t. You know why because everyone is different. And that is what makes you special.  We all have unique techniques to do something and guess what no matter how good you are, someone out there just won’t like it. But you know what is even better? Someone out there thinks it’s amazing!!!!

SO you are what makes you great!!! Keep giving of yourself your talents your gifts your best you and someone out there is going to recognize it and pay you, yes you!

The formula to being great is YOU! Giving back and contributing your passion for life and creativity is what the world needs. And if you come across something that you think may just change the way people look at the world then do that too.

Be kind love one another and see people as beings of light, not as any flesh form but souls who are renting bodies for awhile. Give your gift, put it out there for the world to see. People who are on the same plain as you will gravitate to you. You know whats even better? when you have a positive loving outlook towards everyone, you create an environment that gives you a chance receive that much more.

Reflect the position you want to be in.

YOU ARE GREAT

Namaste

 

L .C

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

Kids Paint Parties!

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Are you unsure of what to do for your child’s Birthday this year? why not have a paint party! These kids had a blast and learned some cool technics that will give them confidence and perhaps give them something new to do as a hobby.

These kids had a blast and learned some cool techniques that will give them the confidence to want to do it again themselves and perhaps give them something new to do as a hobby.

What a wonderful way to share this day with a memory of a painting that hangs on your wall that you got to do with friends!

SO the next time you want to stay home and save some money and have the best birthday ever, call us! We will help make your child’s birthday a memorable one! Our instructor is knowledgeable and fun and has a wonderful way to teach the kids. Police reference checked and highly experienced.

We will help make your child’s birthday a memorable one! Our instructor is knowledgeable and fun and has a wonderful way to teach the kids. Police reference checked and highly experienced.

Our instructor is knowledgeable, fun and has a wonderful way to teach the kids. Police reference checked and highly experienced mom!

Email now if you are located in the Durham Ontario Canada area. lizard423@hotmail.com and ask for Lizy!