Monday, January 28, 2013

Original Graphite Drawing of Nikki. Prints available.

5.5 by 8.5 inches
graphite on #110 drawing paper
by Linda L Martin Artist
Signed Prints Available $35.00 each for more information on purchases or commissions

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The First of the Yard Bunnies of 2013

I was out walking Jorji, my little foster dog, one evening a few night ago. I was a bit later getting home than anticipated, so I turned on the front porch light and walked him in the front. And who was out there but a very chubby wild bunny eating the greens on the front lawn. So much warm weather and everything is pretty green here even on the third week of January. In fact this little bunny was so chubby if I had not known he was wild, I would have thought he might have been someones well fed pet rabbit. It was really sort of cool though to imagine that the rabbit was dining in the porch light like someone who was dining at a restaurant courtyard in the evening. Ive always had a sort of fondness for bunnies.  One year I painted rabbit after rabbit and even though I do paint far more horses it was my rabbits that seemed to sell best that year.

Yard Bunny #1
4 by 6 inches Graphite on #110 Paper
Original by Linda L Martin Artist
$35.00 On Etsy
Prints are also available

Yard Bunny #1
4 by 6 inches Graphite on #110 Paper
Original by Linda L Martin Artist
$35.00 On Etsy
Prints are also available

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Valentine's Day...

Valentine's Day is less than a month away. Whew. So I thought well..why not provide a $35 gift certificate so my you can provide a surprise. The gift certificate is good in any of my etsy stores or contact me directly for a pet or horse portrait. Its a great option for someone you dont know what to give for the most Romatic Holiday of the year... or even to your mom or grandmom or even your favorite auntie... its all about the love!!!

You can buy a gift certificate through all three of my etsy stores. And Shipping is FREE because its emailed to you in the form of a JPG that you can print out.  Just remember though each certificate has a unique number so it cannot be reused.    Happy Shopping!!

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Linda L Martin's Saturday Morning Brain Storm

Saturday Morning Brain Storm  January 12th, 2013

Promoting My Art!

You know something. Im sitting here trying to figure out how my schedule got so full and how my time got so messed up and how on earth I can keep producing impressive high quality art while trying to promote.

Promoting anything on line gets more complicated by the day. I’m buried under a land slide of Social Media options. I have no choice but to rethink everything. I know that I don’t have time to reinvent the wheel. 

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Pros and cons go through my head all the time. 
It  is exhausting.

Yet some people figure it out quite well.  And they not only survive but hit the big time. Yet the type of money I want to bring in with what I am doing; I’ve never met anyone yet doing what I do that has done it except  One or two people.  One died last year.

Stay on story?  Focus? Arrgh .. Creative expression and the freedom to do it.. vs the savvy business principles. What a weird conflict to find myself in. What If I just had the freedom to paint whatever and know that it will be seen at the end of it.  How do I make that happen?

 Today in my brief brain storm I have have decided to slim down and de-clutter.  It will be an arduous process. I have find out what has sold and see if It will sell again. Then multi-task that into promotions.  The rub is .. how the heck do I figure out the time to do it.

There are simultaneous trends happening too.  The Shabby Chic has grown into something that is more like  Prairie Self-sufficiency that you can buy don’t have to Make. The colors are muted milk paint with a few bright warm colors thrown in. And a new baroque is making inroads with classy chic gilt age quality vogue… I just don’t know what to call it. But it is trending and it doesn’t have a name. it includes really good complicated art that plays out beautiful. You can see it all the time on Pinterest.  People just want beautiful things with classic lines be they shabby hand-made prairie art or the new baroque.

I want to be like Jackie O! I want my art to be classic and current without being driven by the trends.  Again as always how the heck do you get your voice out where it can be heard.

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