Still, there was SOME creativity involved! I made new banners for all three of my art pages on Facebook:
|My fairy tale painting page, I thought my Cheshire was a good mascot.|
|My surreal page...|
|And my misfits, of course!|
I made matching banners for the Fairy Tale store, The Surreal store, and the Misfit store. So all three of those are up and running, although the stores aren't all fully stocked yet (there is a lot up, but I'd like to have everything settled and it's not.)
On the store side of things, I thought I'd answer this quickly and publicly why there are three. Through my business, I have come to realize that variety in a store is actually frustrating or overwhelming to a customer. While there might be a few who appreciate seeing all you have to offer in one place, the truth is that most just want to come to a store/website and find exactly what they expect. So, with that in mind if I have a customer looking for a unicorn and they're suddenly faced with a painting with naked female body parts on a pizza (yes, I really have one of those) you can see how that might just drive that customer away. The same happens vice versa, so in the end it is better to separate out the stores as they tend to only have a little overlap and a wide gap for the most part.
I also went ahead and dismantled my website on one host, and I've been reestablishing it on another. However, I'm domain-stupid, so while it exists (rather unfinished, but something is up) at www.kyrawilson.net, I haven't figured out how to successfully point www.KWilsonStudio.com at it yet (and the second is my main site, so it's extremely frustrating! I'll figure it out, but this should be easier!) Also, the site seems to be "temporarily unavailable" frequently. I hope that's not the norm for GoDaddy.
On my main website, I do have all my genres of work. So at least it's out there all in one place somewhere, and then for actual purchasing it's divided up.
Anyway, lots of computer stuff. Ick. I finally got out my paints and just MADE myself do something. It's weird how I fall into a funk and then have a problem even pulling myself out of it if I'm away from painting for too long. I decided I'd do a handful of mini whimsical misfits.
Fast sketch, tiny canvases...
Here's where I am at right now:
I went for the "shocked cat" kind of look on the one on the top right. I think I nailed it! We'll see how he turns out!
Looking forward to this week, I plan on putting up a new painting a day in my stores in order to catch up with my inventory listing (and hopefully get that straightened out on my website too), but not try to do them all at once. That way, I can spend a lot more time painting instead! I need to, or I'll never get out of this funk.
Blah! Off to paint some monsters!