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Catching Up with ArtByDArt

Catching Up with ArtByDArt

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. Part of that was due to reevaluating my art marketing techniques, but an even greater part was devoted to the holidays and making art. The last finished painting I blogged about was Tudor Bleu. Since then, I’ve completed […]

As One Awarded First Place in SAL Monthly Contest

As One Awarded First Place in SAL Monthly Contest

Completed in November of 2017, As One was submitted in the apprentice category of the Slidell Art League’s monthly contest and was awarded a First Place Blue Ribbon. As One will be on display at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Cancer Center on Robert Blvd. Prints […]

Art Marketing – Reevaluating Marketing Techniques

Art Marketing – Reevaluating Marketing Techniques

Okay, I tried the marketing tips recommended by the podcast I’ve been listening to. I wanted to make the whole thing into a process … take pictures on one day, add the print to my store the next, write a blog post about the print, […]

Fun and Fellowship with the Slidell Art League

Fun and Fellowship with the Slidell Art League

This has been a busy week for me. I added Days Gone By to the web store, Etsy, and Ebay. I’ve also been working on the Tudor Bleu prints, but that’s hard to do, because it’s currently hanging in the St. Tammany Parish Library in […]

The Digital Art Years: 2001 – 2016

The Digital Art Years: 2001 – 2016

After I graduated from college, I stopped painting. I’m not really sure why, but it might be akin to the same kind of burnout I suffered when I tried to pursue an MA in history.  One class had so much required reading that I just […]

Art Snobbery – Part 2

Art Snobbery – Part 2

A huge difference in painting today vs my college days is the paint itself. The variety of colors today is amazing. Plus you can find paint, even tubes, in so many places today. There are three craft stores as well as two economy stores within […]

Art Snobbery – Part 1

Art Snobbery – Part 1

The Art world is full of snobbery. Usually it manifests as artists looking down their noses at certain types of art and dismissing it as something less than what they’ll describe as “real art.” You see this kind of snobbery aimed at the work of […]

New Props for Prints – Frames!

New Props for Prints – Frames!

Lots of changes coming up for ArtByDArt Prints, including two new sizes and the elimination of one of the old ones. The 8.5″ x 11″ size is going away, but I’ve added a 5″ x 7″ and 8″ x 10″ to go with the large, […]

A Shock to the System

A Shock to the System

Some people might not know it, but I am a Katrina survivor. Katrina changed my life, and the way I look at life, forever. But it also left behind some residual darkness that I wasn’t aware of until recently. First, let me clarify a couple […]

To Print or Not to Print – Learning How to Sell Prints of Original Artwork

To Print or Not to Print – Learning How to Sell Prints of Original Artwork

I have a problem, but it’s a great problem to have. My art is selling faster than I can produce it, which is great! However, my ultimate goal is to make a living as a professional artist. Until I can command thousands of dollars for my […]

Debbie’s Process – Artistic Evolution or Finding My Own Style

Debbie’s Process – Artistic Evolution or Finding My Own Style

The more I paint the more I evolve into my own, unique style. It’s been a wild ride, since I like so many painting genres I wanted to take a whack at all of them! NOLA Night was my first foray back into painting. I […]

PG Window – A Painting for Me

PG Window – A Painting for Me

Back when I worked at an Uptown real estate office, they had this little display on the window sill of the ladies’ bathroom. I know it’s weird, but while I was evacuated during Katrina, this little venue kept cropping up in my mind. I kept […]

Working, Working, Working!

Working, Working, Working!

I have been really busy for the past few days, because I made a decision to commit myself to my art work. That means I’m treating it like a job, and doing some painting every day, whether I want to or not. The thing is, […]

Trying to Find Out Which Facebook Ad Gets the Best Response

Trying to Find Out Which Facebook Ad Gets the Best Response

One good thing about advertising on Facebook is that it’s cheap. You can run an ad for $5.00. For someone like me, who has never paid for advertising before, it gives me the opportunity to play around with different types of ads targeting different kinds […]