I had asked my artist friends on Facebook for feedback on my store, and boy did I get it....and thanks so much to you who took the time to help me yesterday. I owe you a lot for that help! If I can ever be of assistance to you in return, please let me know! Anyway, the feedback was that my original art was under priced. I know this may seem like a tricky subject to perspective customers, but I believe in being honest. I don't know what to ask for my work and I got all sorts of help with that from other artists who put it into perspective for me. After all, my art has hours of my energy in it.
So, I went on my website to see if I could unpublish it as quickly as I published it, but save my work for a later date when I know more about what I am doing. But, guess what? I couldn't unpublish it! I spent a fair bit of time on the host chat line trying to figure it out and short of suspending my whole website I could not save the page. He was asking me to do all sorts of programmer things that I had no idea about. I really do feel for these guys who have to try and work with the likes of me. It is like trying to lead the blind through a monster maze with verbal directions a mile long! I just felt sick! lol I asked the tech guy if I could add a button for on of a kind originals, so when they sold, the next person could not come in and buy it again. He said that I couldn't perform that task on Weebly (my site builder) as of yet. Through Google I learned that you can add an inventory tracker through PayPal and then you paste this html into your website! Okay, thanks! I will get right on it! lol (Sarcasm; I actually have no idea how to do this).
To make a long story super long! I decided I would just delete the whole page and do some more learning before getting back at it. So, I go into my email and I had sold three original pieces! Okay Universe....you are so hilarious! I am beyond thrilled that the people who bought the above pieces have been following my art and love it! The bottom line is art is to be shared and it makes me feel so proud to have my art in the home of people who will get joy out of it daily! To me it is like a prayer! And I am all for positive thoughts about me and my art! So thanks to you guys!
The good news is that my cards are a plenty so I don't have to worry about those. I am also going to make my blocks page today and those little beauties will be up for sale also. I will probably still have to do some major tweaking, but really is it a big deal. I don't think so! I am just going to chill out a
Thanks for all your patience and help! I can't do this without you guys! Oh and thanks again to my good friend Nicola Holland for her tool kit and generous help! xoxox