Monday, July 28, 2008

Monday 7/28

hello and welcome to Monday July 28th.

I was able to put up the 3 dogs on the website, but I haven't received any feedback on it. I'm not all that surprised. It's okay.

I've looked into marketing myself on a more global level but need to know how to get my name out to all those international animal lovers. I've contacted a equestrian website out of the U.K. to advertise there. I emailed to get pricing and such but haven't heard back from anyone. Maybe they don't want to do business with a Yank such as myself? I've decided to go on to Ebay and switch my shipping options to all international, but doing that I'd have to relist all my 200 listings so that's probably not going to happen for a while.

I've also joined Facebook and uploaded pictures of my paintings on to Flickr - simply for more exposure. I sure hope that this will bring in some business as well. Any other ideas.?????

This week, I have to start getting ready for the Scituate Heritage Days. I pray for good weather. 2008 has had a trend for screwing up alot of my weekends weather wise. Just yesterday, for example, my boyfriend and I had gone to the Berkshires for a little R&R and Sunday early afternoon we were caught in a storm so severe, I had to pull to the side of the road; couldn't see 2 feet in front of me. It started coming down so much and then there was hail! I haven't seen hail since Oct of 1999? But it lasted for about 20 minutes and we started driving again only to find that the storm had caused a landslide and a brook blew out right over Rt 20! We had to turn around and decided to hit the road towards home. (what else were we going to do?) And then the traffic! O - it was awful. I was in the car for at least 3 hours and then getting all bugged out! We finally pulled off and got something to eat. By that time the rain had passed and we went to Wachusett Reservoir and caught the most beautiful sunset. Lots of bats too!

But enough about the weather. This week is all about getting ready for the Daze, as this is the show where I usually try something different (last year, I had a raffle for one of my paintings). I don't know what to do for this year, except maybe start showing more landscapes as well as the pet portrait portfolio. But I'm on limited time and budget so it may not be something that grand. I don't know yet.

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