Archive for November, 2008

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Virtual Tip Jar Winner!

November 19, 2008

Krepta was the winner for last month’s Virtual Tip Jar drawing.
He will receive a “snowy owl” postcard from my art prize box.

Snowy White Owl Postcard postcard

If you want a chance to win an item, please consider visiting the Virtual Tip Jar at my website.
Donate a buck and get put in a raffle for a piece of my art!

~L~

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Zazzle Sales!!!

November 19, 2008

Here is a listing of all the current sales available through Zazzle.com:

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Free shipping on postage orders
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One or more qualifying sheets of postage (sheets of 20) must be purchased to qualify for the free shipping offer. The coupon code STMPHOLIDAYS must be entered during checkout to receive the offer. The free shipping offer is for standard shipping to U.S. addresses only. Shipping charges will apply to orders being shipped on an expedited basis or outside the U.S. Offer is valid from October 27, 2008 through December 31, 2008 at 11:59 pm PST. Your order must be placed during that time to qualify for this special offer. This promotional offer may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or discount offers. Offer applicable only to orders where Standard or Basic shipping is offered. (Some oversized and high volume orders are too large for these services.)

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$10 Off Ties
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$10 discount applies to orders of one or more qualifying apron items. The coupon code HOLIDAYTIES8 offers. must be entered during checkout to receive the offer. Offer is valid from November 18, 2008 through November 26, 2008 at 11:59pm PST. Your order must be placed during that time to qualify for this special promotional pricing offer. This promotional offer may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or discount

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25% off 7 or more cards
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25% off cards discount is applied to orders of 7 or more qualifying cards and applies to the price of the product, not to shipping, taxes, and other charges. The coupon code HOLIDAYCARDS must be entered during checkout to receive the offer. Offer is valid from October 1, 2008 through November 27, 2008 at 11:59pm PST. Your order must be placed during that time to qualify for this special promotional pricing offer. This promotional offer may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or discount offers.

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40% off calendars
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40% off calendars discount is applied to orders of one or more qualifying calendars and applies to the price of the product, not to shipping, taxes, and other charges. The coupon code CALENDARSAVE must be entered during checkout to receive the offer. Offer is valid from October 1, 2008 through November 27, 2008 at 11:59pm PST. Your order must be placed during that time to qualify for this special promotional pricing offer. This promotional offer may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or discount offers.

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50% off Business Cards
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50% off business cards discount is applied to orders of 1 or more qualifying business cards or chubby cards and applies to the price of the product, not to shipping, taxes, and other charges. The coupon code BIZCARDSAVER must be entered during checkout to receive the offer. Offer is valid from October 1, 2008 through November 27, 2008 at 11:59pm PST. Your order must be placed during that time to qualify for this special promotional pricing offer. This promotional offer may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or discount offers.

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$4 Off Aprons
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$4 discount applies to orders of one or more qualifying apron items. The coupon code TURKEYAPRONSoffer. must be entered during checkout to receive the Offer is valid from November 13, 2008 through November 25, 2008 at 11:59pm PST. Your order must be placed during that time to qualify for this special promotional pricing offer. This promotional offer may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or discount offers.

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10% Sale!
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10% of the net sale price will be deducted when the coupon code ZAZZLEPAYPAL is applied at checkout. For most products, the net sale price is the price of the product (excluding shipping and taxes). For Zazzle Custom Stamps, the net sale price is the difference between the price of the Zazzle Custom Stamps (excluding shipping and taxes) and the face value of the postage. Offer is valid from November 17, 2008 through November 20, 2008 at 11:59pm PST. This promotional offer may not combine with any other Zazzle promotional or discount offers.

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Free shipping on orders of $45 or more!
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To qualify for this free shipping offer, one or more Zazzle products must be purchased with a net sale price equal to or greater than 45.00 dollars. The coupon code HOLIDAYSHIPS must be entered during checkout to receive the offer. The free shipping offer is for standard (or basic if standard is not available) shipping to U.S. addresses only. Shipping charges will apply to orders being shipped on an expedited basis or outside the U.S. Offer is valid from October 08, 2008 through December 05, 2008 at 11:59 pm PST. Your order must be placed during that time to qualify for this special offer. This promotional offer may not be combined with any other Zazzle promotional or discount offers. Offer applicable only to orders where Standard or Basic shipping is offered. (Some oversized and high volume orders are too large for these services.)

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Artistic bummage

November 10, 2008

The lady who called about taking portraits wasn’t looking for me… apparently there is another artist in that group with my same name. (sigh) Figures… I have the most common name in the known world especially here in the south. Plus my only camera I can use to take decent pictures died as of Friday. 😦 Going to get my brother the whiz kid to look at it when I go home for the holidays.

Other than that, setting up my shops for holiday things and gifts. Please check my site out and go to the mercado section. I’m also going to try using some water color pencils and see what I can do with them. Been a while since I used traditional media.

I’m also playing with a makeshift loom and learning to do some weaving. I am getting the hang of weaving but tying it up in the end and making it stay tied is the trick. Anyone got any tips?

~L~

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Portrait Photography

November 7, 2008

As those of you who know me fairly well know, I am a night person. Well I went to bed rather late last night and today was awoken by three separate calls I let the answering machine take. One was from someone who found me or is a member of SAVA and was asking if I did portrait photography.

My current digital camera is great but for professional prints it’s not the best camera to use when doing portraits or other nice things. I do have a have a SLR film camera which I used to take some model headshots a few years back at a Teen and Kid’s shoot through both “Austin Model and Talent Agency” and a local photography meet-up group. The pictures came out pretty good I think, for the amateur that I am, and I honestly wanted to take more shots but haven’t had the opportunity. I have tried to take shots of my cousin’s little girl over time although she wiggles around way too much for an 9 year old so most of my best shots of her are from when she was alot younger.

I’m going to call this individual back and see what kind of portraits they are looking for and if I can feasibly perform the function of professional photographer. Plus since I’ll be using actual film, I will have to take into account the cost of developing film, buying film, and having it turned into a photo disc among other things. I really love the ease of digital photography but to buy an SLR digi-cam is more than the film cam my brother bought me.

Honestly, I could really use this as a side thing if I can handle it. Would be a fun weekend venture I could try for much needed extra cash. I’ve even got my film camera with me at the moment at work but the batteries died so I’ve gotta get some film and batteries before I can think about doing anything else.

Anyhow… that was my first real art discussion on here that didn’t involve hawking a sale or otherwise advertising my digital illustrations. I’d really be happy to hear any opinions about this and maybe even a suggestion about fair pricing, etc. I never know what to charge for things but I don’t want to charge alot when I’m just starting out. I feel price should reflect the experience and worth of the work over time.

What do you think?

~L~