Monthly Archives: December 2009

Promo lesson learned

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I sent out Christmas postcards at the beginning of December, and I really liked how they turned out. However, I’m worried that they aren’t able to do what they’re meant to do! I have my illustrations on www.childrensillustrators.com instead of my own personal website. Big mistake. I like their site, but the mistake is to have my work ONLY on this site and not have both CI & my personal website. Apparently, CI’s site has been hijacked (in November), and it has been down ever since. (I was just told yesterday.) So, all those postcards I sent will not direct anyone to my portfolio – just a message that they are unable to access my page. Oh great! All those opportunities missed. I hope that whoever may have taken the time to view my portfolio will go back later to check again instead of giving up on me. So frustrating!!

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Christmas Postcard

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I mailed out my Christmas promo cards last week. The front has the gingerbread men, and the back is Santa. I ordered them from Overnightprints.com, and I like how they turned out. My favorite part is the silly gingerbread man who is enjoying a hot tub of warm milk left for Santa.

Snowman

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I got out my paints this week to give my wooden snowman a makeover. I made him in 1998, but he was looking ratty, and didn’t reflect my art style anymore. We don’t get enough snow in North Texas to build a real snowman, so I put out the wooden guy each year. He’s looking much happier now that he has a little birdie friend. They’re standing next to the ridiculous Charlie Brown tree in my backyard. Maybe the little tree needed a friend too. 🙂