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

 

 

 

Beautiful Mama’s

In celebration of Moms everywhere I have created a painting that symbolizes the essence of a powerful independent woman. This painting is truly unique and has a lovely tribal feel to it. Its spirit is undeniable to look at. lioness1.jpg

It is now available for #mothersday in my Etsy shop online. This painting has so much presence, it commands an type of elegant power.  This is ready to be hung, 16x12inch painting is a wrapped canvas.  If this is not your interest feel free to browse the shop to see many other ideas. And if you still can’t find anything, I can always make a custom painting of your very own!! Just email to inquire lizard423@hotmail.com. Right now I am offering free shipping up till mothers day with purchases of over $50 on Etsy!! SO please enjoy and message if you have any questions. Here’s the link or click on the word ETSY above. https://www.etsy.com/ca/people/LIZZY423?ref=hdr_user_menu

Please use the coupon code MAMASROCK to get free shipping for orders over $50!!!

Namaste,

L.Campbell

Paint Parties for kids!

As an artist, I am always looking for ways in which I can branch out more, something that will inspire both myself and others. I decided what a better way to do that with the chance to teach young minds to learn to paint themselves and get interested in a therapeutic and self-soothing fun pass time.

SO I am Sending this out to my fans and all those parents out there that are tired of taking their kids to a place and spend all kinds of ridiculous amounts of money only to walk away with little to show for it.

If you are local to Oshawa or Toronto I am now offering Paint parties for kids!

Here are the packages you can get and not only will the kids learn something but they get to keep their masterpieces and paint brushes for future use! Please note that these packages are for up to 10 kids a party. If more are needed charges apply.

Check out the packages and book your party today!

1 MINI AWESOMENESS package: 10 people(kids)

8×10 flat canvases, teacher, brushes kit, paint tray. $175

2 TOO COOL package: Package 10 (kids)

12×16 wrapped canvas, teacher, brush kit, paint tray $255

3 OUT OF THIS WORLD package: 10 (kids)

16×20 wrapped canvases, teacher, brushes kit, paint tray. $350

 

We are offering simple yet beautiful works of art that will inspire them. If you have an idea for the painting in which you want for your party let me know and I can paint a simple painting for the kids to work on.

email me directly @ lizard423@hotmail.com

 

New Art For Sale

Two new Paintings for sale!  Couple (first image) is selling for $150CAN 12×16 sizing wrapped canvas

An elephant never forgets (second image) is selling for $80 CAN 8×10 flat canvas ready for framing

Ships worldwide !!! Message me for details to get your very own painting!!!  or message me via my email lizard423@hotmail.com