: Daily Chat - January 13, 2016


Butterfly88
01-13-2016, 01:07 PM
Hi,

How is everyone today? I'm good, did some shopping and have been tweeting about my art for sale. More of a promotion day as opposed to a creating day.

dickhutchings
01-13-2016, 01:28 PM
Hi Butterfly88,

I'm still working on my new "studio", I love the sound of that. In the interim, I've been ordering stuff using gift cards from Christmas.

Here's my list:
Brushes


Deer foot Soft-Grip Golden Taklon Received
White blending mop Soft-Grip Received
Rake 1/2" Taklon synthetic Received
Short handle sword 1/4" Robert Simmons Received

Paint


CHROMA ATELIER MED - ACRYL GLAZG LIQ 8OZ Received
INTERACTIVE ACRYLICS - CAD YLW MED 80ML Received
INTERACTIVE ACRYLICS - DIOX PRPL 80ML Received
INTERACTIVE ACRYLICS - BRILL MGNTA 80ML Received

Love waiting for stuff in the mail. Gives me something extra to look forward to after a days work.

Love

Asancta
01-13-2016, 01:57 PM
:vs_OMG::vs_OMG::vs_unimpressed: Ok Dick...now you're just messing with us

dickhutchings
01-13-2016, 02:21 PM
:vs_smirk::vs_smirk::vs_smirk: Sometimes life is good and you take advantage of it. Strike while the irons hot and stuff like that. 4 more years til retirement and I won't be able to afford a thing.:unhappy:

TerryCurley
01-13-2016, 07:42 PM
Butterfly tell us about your art sale. I don't get onto twitter.

Dick you may be happily surprised that you are better off financially than you expect once you retire. My expenses were cut significantly once I stopped working and the net was a more comfortable money flow.

dickhutchings
01-13-2016, 08:35 PM
I hope your right Terry.

Butterfly88
01-14-2016, 09:22 AM
Butterfly tell us about your art sale. I don't get onto twitter.



My paintings havenít been selling on Etsy, so I just started selling on ArtiSouls and ArtFire to try to mix thing up a bit. Artfire tweeted my shop link to their 5,000 followers and Abstract Art News featured one of my paintings on their website and twitter. Plus people have been favoriting my paintings and Iím up to 77 twitter followers in about 4 days. Iím honored, hoping people start buying soon.

If anyone is interested:
Link to my painting in Abstract Art News:
http://gettopical.com/abstract-art/3be8a34efdcfaec1b6cb1d8fd03061f0?src=twitter

Link to my twitter (you donít have to have a twitter account to view it):
https://twitter.com/LiloNLilys

TerryCurley
01-14-2016, 09:41 AM
Wow that's cool. I'm going to look into it. I need to find out about twitter. I've never used it or instagram.

I'm not happy with Etsy either. I sold something for $42 and they charged me $2.10 for sellers fee(?) and $1.54 for direct charge(?) and it was my Paypal account that was used so there was an additional Paypal fee. All in all it ate up about 10% of the profit. I offered free shipping (mistake) and since this was a 18x24 piece the cost was $17.80. So I only made about $20 after all of that. Won't do it again. I had no problems like that using Ebay.

Susan Mulno
01-14-2016, 09:56 AM
Butterfly and Terry, thanks for sharing, I am learning a lot.

Butterfly88
01-14-2016, 01:22 PM
Fees on Artisouls are only 3% of closing if the item sells. No fee if the item doesn't sell. Artfire is a bit more expensive.

Asancta
01-14-2016, 01:46 PM
My paintings havenít been selling on Etsy, so I just started selling on ArtiSouls and ArtFire to try to mix thing up a bit. Artfire tweeted my shop link to their 5,000 followers and Abstract Art News featured one of my paintings on their website and twitter. Plus people have been favoriting my paintings and Iím up to 77 twitter followers in about 4 days. Iím honored, hoping people start buying soon.

If anyone is interested:
Link to my painting in Abstract Art News:
http://gettopical.com/abstract-art/3be8a34efdcfaec1b6cb1d8fd03061f0?src=twitter

Link to my twitter (you donít have to have a twitter account to view it):
https://twitter.com/LiloNLilys

Hm,never heared of ArtiSouls ...but I did hear of ArtFire.Never tried it though.Is it good?How are sales?

Butterfly88
01-14-2016, 02:25 PM
Hm,never heared of ArtiSouls ...but I did hear of ArtFire.Never tried it though.Is it good?How are sales?

Opened shop a few days ago with 4 abstract paintings. No sales yet but it's early.