Digital Art Remade

After going through my Redbubble and Society6 stores and editing the bio and makeing some other chages….

  • Deletion of old work
  • Revision of old works
  • Addition of new works

This will be my second year on Redbubble and Society6.

I thought I would share some of the revised works I added.

 

 

 

 

This idea was inspired by a statement that my parent use often. “You Can’t Fix Stupid” I might reupload the original of this! I love it, its so cute! Let me know if you would like to see the original uploaded again!

Examples of Artwork on products!

Find this work on my Society6 shop and my Redbubble Shop!

Other Color Options

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Let me know if you would like to see other color options!

These artworks feature the saying “Design your story, Create your life” . The original has a tribal vibe while the edit has a 1980s disco vibe with the neon lettering and the neon splatter paint. Both pieces are fun!

Examples of Artwork on Products

Find these works on my Society6 and my Redbubble!

Finally…..this artwork happened on accident

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Celetic Rose

This artwork is a combination of Celtic Lilly and Distressed Rose.

Examples of Artwork on Products

Find these works on my Society6 and my Redbubble!

Other Colors Options!

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Let me know if you would like to see other color options!

Thank you for looking at my artwork and reading! If you like my art be sure to follow my blog/ social media to get the latest updates with new work and promos!

-purelifephotoss(Abby)

 

Artist Quotes

Some of my favorite artist quotes. Some are from famous artists and a few I came up with. Images made in Picsart and Phonto. Images are my photos and digital work.

 

Artists see what others only catch a glimpse of – Leonardo Da Vinci

People with creative minds tend to find ideas and inspiration from anything. We see beauty in things that most walk by.

Every child is an artist. The problem is how do we remain one when we grow up. – Pablo Picasso 



Monet grew his flowers before he painted them. Van Gogh gazed at the stars before he painted them. – Monet and Van Gogh 

Art takes time. 


Art is not what you see, but what you make others see. – Edgar Degas 


Art enables us to find ourselves and lose our self’s at the same time. – Thomas Merton


Art has no rules – Abby

This is a simple quote that I came up with. Art has no rules. Anything can be art. Marchel Duchamp was famous for ready made. He took a basic shovel and changed the named to Advance of a Broken Arm.

-Abby(purelifephotoss)

Totem Animals

Yes, it’s true, I’m an animal lover. Animals are one of my favorite subjects. I often use cats, owls, and wolves. Find animals in my photography and my digital artwork!

For a while a was big on totem animals. It just so happens that a few of my favorite animals were totem animals and had a deeper meaning behind them.

totem is a spirit being, sacred object, or symbol of a tribe, clan, family or individual. Native American tradition provides that each person is connected with nine different animals that will accompany him or her through life, acting as guides.

Digital Artwork

Cats: The cat totem wisdom tells us about timing in action and courage to explore the unknown. Those who have the cat as spirit animal may be encouraged to develop the balance between independence and time of togetherness. Harmonious relationships between light and dark, action and observation are also attributes of cat spirit. Let’s follow this spirit animal and embark on a profound journey of self-discovery.

Wolves: The wolf offers some of the most striking animal meanings in the realm of spirit animals. The power of the wolf brings forth instinct, intelligence, an appetite for freedom, and awareness of the importance of social connections. This animal can also symbolize fear of being threatened and lack of trust. When the wolf shows up in your life, pay attention to what your intuition is telling you.

Owl: The owl spirit animal is emblematic of a deep connection with wisdom and intuitive knowledge. If you have the owl as totem or power animal, you’re likely to have the ability to see what’s usually hidden to most. When the spirit of this animal guides you, you can see the true reality, beyond illusion and deceit. The owl also offers for those who have it a personal totem the inspiration and guidance necessary to deeply explore the unknown and the magic of life.

 

Find out your totem animal???

Find all of these products on our Redbubble and our Society6!

Thank you for reading!

-Abby(purelifephotoss)

Changes, Promotion and Sales

First A few changes…..

Changes

  1. My blog posts are no longer hidden! My homepage is non existent. Now my latest blog posts will be what you first see….
  2. My redbubble shop has had a huge over haul! Both bio’s have been edited, new works have been added, older works have been deleted, more tags have been added so my work is easily searchable.
  3. Two of my stores have been discontinued. My Rageon and Liveheroes stores have been deleted. I thought I would work with the shop that do work. 

Promotion & Social Media

I get most of my following from Instagram and Twitter. Since I started participating in groups on Facebook and group boards on Pinterest, things seem to be turning the other way.

  1. Instagram Currently I have a little over 1,000 followers. I post everything from close ups to pictures, to promo deals, to work in progress photos, to updates, to inspiration pieces. The only thing I don’t post is personal images.
  2. Twitter Currently I have 700 followers. Since Twitter only allows 150 characters, I usually post a direct link and promo deals from my shops.
  3. Pinterest I just started Pinterest a few weeks ago, I have around 270 followers. I also started a few group board for Society6, Zazzle, and Redbubble. Since starting these groups I have noticed my following increase. I have boards for all of my shops to photography, to tips on how to improve your skills, to updates on my blog/website to what inspires me.
  4. Facebook I use my facebook page mainly for my family to see my art. Since I got more involved in Facebook groups I have noticed more sales in my shop and more of a following over all. I mostly post the image on my page then share the link with a group. Sometimes I will post a promo deal from my shops.

A list of Facebook Groups for P.O.D sites

Other Groups

Recent Sales

Society6:

  • small Wolf Dream Tapestry x2
  • Small 1970s Floral Pattern Leggings
  • 13 Reasons Pillow Sham

Redbubble:

  • Dream. Create. Repeat Spiral Notebook

 

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Dream. Create. Repeat. Spiral Notebook

 

Thank you for reading and supporting an independent artist!

 

-Abby(purelifephotoss)

Small Town Photography

At the start of the Summer of 2017, I was given the opportunity to do some photography work for my little community of Niles NY. Now that I have a few photos, I thought I would share them with you!

 

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Town of Niles Dump Truck

What is the first thing that I think of when I think of when I think of the Town of Niles….Farming. Our town may be small but it is very big on farming!

This is not what I normally take photos of, but it was a request…..Here are some of the subjects that I prefer…

Landscapes

Flowers

Critters

Seasons in Niles

There will be more photos to come….I promise!

These photos can be found on our Istock account for digital download! Also find a few of these on our Society6 shop and our Redbubble shop on prints!

Hope you like these and learning about my small town!

-Abby(purelifephotoss)

Fall 2017 Trends/ Back to school

Fall is right around the corner meaning one thing for artists! New Trends to hunt down and to try to figure out how to incorporate them into your own artwork!

Fall 2017 Trends

Looks like the “vintage” from the 1980s is coming back in a big way. The 1980s were a day of bell bottoms, velvet tops, and varsity tees.

  • Velvet
  • Blush pink – though I fell in love with the previous rose gold color, this color is being called the “millennial” pink
  • Brass
  • Dark backgrounds with bright subjects ( Various shades of black, and bright whites or even the new pink!)
  • Marble texture

 

Now that I have gone over some of the new trends, How to put in your own work?

Here are some examples that I have done.

Varsity Fonts

 

Here are some simple typography designs that use the varsity font that was used on the old school sports uniforms.

 

The new colors!

 

These designs are using the colors blush pink and a brass texture.

 

 

Backpacks are now here!!! Find them in my society6 shop!

Be the coolest kid in school! Also, Tote bags and  Drawstring Bags also make great backpacks!

Tote bags are available on Redbubble and Society6. Drawstring bags are exclusive to Redbubble!

-Abby(purelifephotoss)

A year on Society6 and a update!

I have been a member of the Society6 community for a year!

 

Society6:

I currently 713 followers

Some of our latest products on our Shop!

 

 

Currently, I have made a few sales with Society6….

 

 

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Society6 sales

 

 

Heres an update with the rest of our shops and social media…

I have had this website since May 2016 and later opened up our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and Pinterest.

Since starting up my blog again I have realized how important it is to blog and continuously promote new products on my Print On Demand Shop!

 

 

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WordPress Stats

 

Here’s a look at my other shops and the stats……

 

Redbubble:

I Currently 170 followers

Some of our latest products on our shop!

 

 

 

Since Redbubble was the first shop I opened, it will be my best seller. Currently, I have 13 sales. One of my designs is on in Australia! I have a few designs in the UK!

 

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Redbubble Sales

Zazzle:

Latest Products to on our shop!

 

 

My Zazzle shop is the new Print on Demand shop that I opened in the Spring of 2017. I have 5,000 products and have made three sales.

 

 

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Zazzle Sales

 

Thanks to the “customize it” button on each product page, the buyer can edit the image just to their liking! Some products like keychains, ornaments, and jewelry come in various styles and options.

Also find my photos on Istock, Twenty20 and Foap. I’m still uploading photos to these site in order to grow my portfolio. I have not made any sales from these sites yet either but I do have photos being reviewed for one of the best stock photography sites, Getty Images!

 

 

– Abby (purelifephotoss)

Print On Demand Explained

Most independent artists use a P.O.D site or Print on Demand sites like Redbubble or Socierty6. However, I have had a few questions from some of my followers about what exactly is a P.O.D shop.
Here are a few examples….

There are always new sites popping up in google.

The basics…. Print on demand sites handles everything from production, shipping, finances and even returns!

Now let’s break it into an easier way to understand. These sites provide many conveniences for the artist. These sites allow an independent artist like myself to continue to design work and make money. An artist either pays a one dollar fee to sign up for the site but much of the time the sign up is free. These sites allow users to upload their designs to a variety of products ( t – shirts, tote bags, phone cases, laptop skins, leggings, journals, wall clocks, stickers, keychains and more). Once a sale is made the companies handle the production of the product and handle all of the money and finances, so there is that perk. If an artist is bad at math, this makes everything so much easier. The companies also make the product and ship them directly to the customer. If the customer isn’t happy with their purchase, don’t worry the P.O.D. companies handle the returns as well!

Though the companies handle the money, the companies get much of that money, leaving the artists with 15%, at best 20% of the commission. At specific days of each month, the artist will get paid their commission rates. So depending on how much product you sell, it could be profitable. These sales that are made and are paid to the artist is called passive income. Passive income sales are sales that are continuously being made!

However, it is difficult to get noticed. Keep at it, be persistent. An artist won’t get noticed with two or three designs. Artists will need a good portfolio! What you need to know to succeed with P.O.D. sites…..Promote on social media ( Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest), Follow other artists, comment on others work, participate in the community.

Much of these sites are communities for artists so don’t be afraid to be apart of it. Once a sale is made more are soon to follow. These sites were made to help artists!

Also, read our blog post, #shareyourstory to see some tips that I have received in the past.

Hope this helps!

-Abby(purelifephotoss)

 

#shareyourstory

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Recently, I started a #shareyourstory to help other artists who are trying to gain sales or that are just beginning their journey with Print On Demand shops, such as Redbubble and Society6.

I reached out to some of my favorite artists to get some of their tips and what they do to keep sales coming. These artists were once beginners too. I reached out to some of my favorite artists through Instagram, Twitter and I even have a Redbubble form for it!

  • @SoaringAnchorDesigns
  • @CatCoq
  • @JulieErinDesigns
  • @Venessa.gfd
  • @83oranges
  • @Scrummythings
  • @AnishaCreations

 

The tip that I have received the most of so far is

“Do what you love and don’t give up”

Other tips I have received is

  • use relevant tags – to allow your artwork to be found
  • Create artwork that you like. If you like it, then someone else will too.
  • Patience – good things will come to those who wait
  • If you have a few sales, more will follow.
  • Be original! – though I tend to follow some of the whats popular and trends in media. Much of my ideas are based on the thoughts in my head or what I like at the moment.
  • use social media – promote your latest products, show glimpses of what you are currently working on – let your fans find you! Don’t go searching for them!
  • Follow, promote, comment – Following other artists and leaving a nice comment is a good way to get a new fan of your work!

Other ways to share tips and advice

Recently I have been asked a few questions so about my art process…..

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Q: What do you use so that your artwork fits all of the products?

A: Actually I picked this tip of from one of my favorite artists, Catcoq. I resize all of my work to 10000 pixels by 10000 pixels. This size fits every design including wall tapestries and duet covers. For cell phone covers I do resize the image to 1300 pixels by 2000 pixels.

 

 

Any tips that I receive through other ways I will add to the list on this post! 🙂

Thank you for reading and I hope these tips helped! If you would like to add anything feel free to comment! If you have any questions about my process of digital art and uploading to sites like Redbubble and Society6, feel free to ask!

 

-Abby(purelifephotoss)

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Block

Artists block is something that every artist will encounter every once in a while. Here are some tips to get over it and get inspirited.

Though it may seem like an artist mine doesn’t go to sleep, it does need a break every now and then.

  1. Take a break ( go outside, clear your mind)
  2. Listen to music….use your favorite song at the moment to find inspiration
  3. look for new ideas…my go to is Pinterest!!
  4. Use your current mood to create artwork…. I do this quite often, it helps get my feelings out
  5. Use the current trend to create something that is unique to your style. At the beginning of the summer, I was seeing flamingos everywhere from stores to online! I created a few designs with flamingos!
  6. Take a picture or draw a simple doodle on a napkin. Keep it for later. You might be surprised what inspires you years down the road!

These are some tips that I take.

Lucky for me, one of those artist block moments turned into inspiration!

 

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#artistblock

 

Some products featuring #artistblock

Turn your artist block into inspiration!

Also, check out Artist Musts!

-Abby ( Purelifephotoss)