Being an Artist

Tips for your first arts and crafts show

October 7th, 2017

Arts and Crafts Fair Tent

Last weekend I experienced what it’s really like to sell at a festival / craft show. I researched tips for what I should do and many of which were incredibly handy, and so I’ve decided to share my own experience and what I found to be most helpful to me for my first time event. This was my also my first retail experience, although I have worked in the service industry in restaurants and bars in the past.

In this post I share my startup costs, a checklist template, and tips.

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Announcements, Style

Backpacks – Now Available!

August 27th, 2017

Backpacks Society6

Backpacks now available on Society6! And they are in time for starting school, college, or University. They could be used as a gym bag, or to carry your tablet device or laptop (up to 15″), they also make a fun alternative to a handbag. These backpacks crafted for durability and have a high print quality. Straps are adjustable and come in one size: 17.75″(H) x 12.25″(W) x 5.75″(D).

Backpacks with our designs

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Teaching kids to code
Life

The life-long benefits of teaching kids to code

August 24th, 2017

Teaching kids to code through coloring

Teaching kids how to code, or how a coding language works, benefits them by developing future career options and supports their mental development. Mastering the art of coding can be beneficial beyond a career as a software developer. In fact, it’s a language that nowadays is used in the majority of businesses. It can be useful for anyone who helps to manage a website or send a company branded email, and that applies to many business owners and employees. But beyond the career skills it creates, there are many psychological benefits too.

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The Best Watercolor Paintings
Art

The Best Watercolor Painting Art Prints

July 4th, 2017

Best of Watercolor Painting Art Prints

After three years of being a Society6 member and promoting over 5,000 pieces of art from artists from around the world, I embarked upon a curation process to select a variety of themed ‘best of’ collections. This is the first post in the series and it covers wonderful works of watercolor art.

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Being an Artist

7 Websites to Sell Your Art, Designs, and Photography

June 9th, 2017

Seven websites to sell art and photography

If your passion is in graphic design, illustration, photography, painting, or all of the above, then you can make money by submitting digital copies of your work to a variety of websites. You can sell your work as an art print and also on a whole wide range of products too.

If you are just starting out with selling online, then it can be helpful to get an overview of what you get from each website so that you can make an informed decision for where to start investing your time.

I have been selling my designs and photographs on Society6 for just over three years now, and in the last year I signed up to another seven platforms. In this post, I will compare each one on the commissions you can earn, the product range available, and the method of creating products.

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Announcements, Home Decor

Window Curtains – Now Available!

May 24th, 2017

Window curtains now available on Society6! They’re crafted with 100% lightweight polyester, and thick enough to block out some light – just slip your rod into the 4″ pocket and you’re good to go. All curtains are a single-sided print and measure 50″ x 84″. Available in single or double panel options. Machine wash cold (no bleach!) and tumble dry low.

Window Curtains with our designs

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Living In America, Travel

American Supermarkets on the East Coast

May 20th, 2017

American Supermarkets

If you’re British and moving out to the American East Coast, or just visiting for a while, then my series on living in America may be helpful. This is the first in the series and it’s devoted to food shopping in American Supermarkets on the East Coast, and covers stores in Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts.

I grew up in England and four years ago I moved to the east coast of the US. Most of that time I have spent living in Connecticut, but I also lived in the green mountain state, Vermont for a year.

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Home Decor

Society6 Product Reviews

May 16th, 2017

Society6 Product Reviews

I have been an artist and customer of Society6 since 2014. As an artist, I earn money by selling my designs on products, and from time to time I order them so that I can photograph them in person, and enjoy them myself!

In this post, I will be reviewing my experience of purchasing, from ordering to receiving including shipping expectations, longevity, and I will show a comparison of how the products appear on the site compared to how they appear in real life.

I’ve ordered a variety of products including mugs, throw pillows, a shower curtain, beach towels and tote bags.

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