Haven’t found that special V-Day gift for your sweetie? Check out this auction on ebay.
I am having a sale today and tomorrow at my Bonanzle booth on caricature commissions from your photos. Normally, I sell these commissions for 50 bucks, but today and tomorrow, you can get them for 15 dollars plus whatever extras you would like to add. Just read the sale description to find out more.
Holiday shopping season is coming up soon. Why not get a head start on it and save some money?
Hey, all. I just wanted to remind you that I do the occassional ebay listing for an original caricature commission drawing, from your photos, on America’s Marketplace, ebay.
Here is the listing for this week: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190443900712#ht_1212wt_1137
The buy it now price is 25.00, which is half of what I normally ask for for this item. If you want to get ahead of the holiday crush, this is the place to go for a great gift that is very difficult to regift.
Here are some bargains for you, available only on my ebay sales page. Sales listings may be below the fold.
Two are caricature commissions, and the other is one of my hand colored prints of Audrey Hepburn.
There is a special premium offer for people who buy the caricature commission pieces at the full BUY IT NOW price. I won’t say what it is, but I’m pretty confident that you’ll like it. A bunch.
*Last night’s Bonanzle sale was a total bust.
I am in the process of selling off my comics and related merch on Bonanzle, and last night I had a special sale, which Bonanzle.com calls a Bonanza, where they promote the hell out of your sale for one to three hours. No one showed up to my booth. FAIL! Guess I’m going to have to rethink that strategy.
*This weekend’s gig at Mill Hollow was mild, muddy, but fun, nevertheless. Got to play with Kodie, the one-eyed Siberian Husky sled dog and made some money. Good times.
*Happy Birthday to Main Street Amherst’s very own Teresa Gilles. Hope it’s a good one!
*If Haiti wasn’t bad enough, the Red Cross needs money and blood for locals who are in peril. RedCross.org.
*Speaking of peril, does anyone know what’s happening now the the building that was to hold the West Side Children’s Museum burned down? There’s nothing on the website about it. There is to be a money raiser Friday, but I don’t know if that’s still on or what.
More art and stuff tomorrow.
Have a good one.
Today, class, you’re going to learn a little about business, buying art supplies, and a little something about how websites make money.
In the past, in the right column of this very website, you have seen an orange rectangle-shaped ad that promoted the wonderful online art supply company Dick Blick Art Materials.
Dick Blick Art Materials carries art supplies and related materials and I have found out them easy to work with and to order from online. Thanks to a gift card given to me during the holidays (Thanks for paying attention, Chris!) I got an opportunity to look around the website, buy some pens that I’ve been contemplating for a bit, kick the tires and such.
I was very happy with the experience. I saved some money on the pens, had them shipped to my home, and they were packaged well with all of the pertinent paperwork included.
So, like I said up front, you used to see their ad on the site, but it went away for awhile. Well, I suppose that’s my fault. The ad was an affiliate program ad. When I lead people to the Dick Blick Art Materials site by getting them to click that link, I get a percentage of the sale. They get customers, I get some pizza money, and you get a lead on the leader in online art supply sales. It’s a simple business model that should have brought in some cash, but I kind of let the website languish. No visitors, no clicks, no sales, no pizza.
Not even on 5 dollar, pick up only Monday pizza day. Sigh.
Eventually, Dick Blick Art Materials said “Blick you” (I’m paraphrasing a bit) and canceled the contract I had with them. No harm, no foul.
After bearing down and getting the site back up, and active, and hopefully interesting, one of the first things I did was to reactivate my connection to Dick Blick Art Materials.
If I’m going to recommend art supplies and such to my students, and if they don’t like the selection at our local art stores, such as Pat Catan’s and Michael’s (despite their fabulous name, I call ’em Meh Killz), I can offer them a choice that I am actively using and can recommend with the utmost confidence.
I’m not a huge online shopper, so I have no hesitation in recommending this to my more luddite viewers as a method for obtaining art supplies. Have fun.
I have several ACEO/Sketch Cards available at my Etsy.com shop, and they’re all marked down to $2.99. I need to raise a little cash, FAST. Thanks for looking.
I have a Bonanzle.com booth and I have 3 items up so far. I plan on listing at least five items a day, five days a week at least. That’s 25 items a week, until I get tired, frustrated, or everything is gone.
I’m using this to clean house and sell off my comic book collection. Take advantage of my poverty and buy my stuff.
I’m really excited about Bonanzle because:
- There’s no listing fee.
- The item sold fee is low.
- I can use my gmail to IM customers and vice versa.
- It’s a much more relaxed atmosphere.
So stop on over and check things out. Thanks.