03 December 2010

Life of Art SitRep #43

Every week, I work towards creating a life of art for myself. This is the journey, full of zigs and zags that are collectively, thankfully, progress.

Play along in the comments with your own pursuits if you'd like. (That's where I'll cheer you on.)
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This week, I

•Shot 122 photographs from car.
•Prepped and created Sandstone Fins Close-Up product line:

•Added calendar sale info to my store intro.
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•Made Desert Wave card with customizable "Wish You Were Here" message:

•Picked featured products from categories. Figured out 'top picks' feature and set 3 items. Set store front to display featured products rather than newest.
•Added my store link to squidoo lens of zazzle tutorials, tips, tricks.
•Made tweaks to my squidoo lenses. 140 pix is good size for 4 products across.
•Watched "Crowd Conversion" webinar.
•Watched "Enlarging an Image" Photoshop CS5 tutorial.
•Watched "Editing Published Products", "Matching products in product descriptions", "Add Zazzle products on your Squidoo lens" tutorials. Read "Posters without huge blank white areas" tutorial.
•Watched some of "Experimental Portraiture with Jeremy Cowart" workshop on CreativeLive.
•Listened to Going Pro #19.
•Listened to Havi's Bohemian Salon teleclass about transitions.
•Tweeted, FB'd, blogged a variety of sales over Thanksgiving weekend. I'm torn: on the one hand, I realize that massive sales devalue my work in the eyes of potential customers; but on the other, that's just how Zazzle works. As long as I offer my work through them, I'm subject to their sale whims, so I may as well mention them so as not to be a jerk, right?
•Drew and scanned 1 sketch.

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How are your pursuits going?

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