Monday, March 28, 2011

Everyone loves a sale!

I've been meaning to try out the Coupon codes for my shop on Etsy,
and today's the day.
When making your purchase, enter the code: MAKEMYDAY10 and you'll get 10% off on your item!

The 1st thing I had to consider is, should I offer a percentage off, or free shipping?
I already offer Free shipping on my purse charms.
My other items vary in size and shipping costs, and I usually pay a bit more than what I charge for shipping, so I'm sorry, I doubt I'll be using the Free shipping option.
So I'll go with a percentage discount.
I don't have a lot of wiggle room in my pricing either, but 5% just doesn't seem like much of a deal. So I'm going with a sale of 10% off, for a limited time.
If you enter the code: MAKEMYDAY10 you will automatically get 10% off the listed price.

Please take advantage of my sale. You will save a little money and brighten up your life with something unique and handmade.
Make my day, and yours!

Note: sorry, but this sale is over.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bright flower paintings

I usually have some paintings, in various stages, on the go. Some don't look like much- just a blank canvas with a coat of white gesso, or a base of colour, while others just need some final touches to be completed .
Different ideas, themes, colours, textures and techniques gives me a buffet of beginnings to select from.

As the snow falls, yet again, I've spent some time in my studio working on several paintings.
Bright colours and cheery themes, always make me happy.
Yesterday it was sunny and a balmy 8C, and I heard my 1st robin of the year. Today it's grey, dreary and snowy.
I miss the colours of summer, the flowers, sunshine and bright blue skies and thought it's a good time to finish these two little flower paintings.
I've added them to my Etsy shop - in the "Paintings" section.

I've just made this beautiful little mirror using a print from my summer flowers...

affordable, portable and practical, piece of art.