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10% of Sales through March 2015 to be donated to TMMC

I’m going to step it up a notch and also donate 10% from any sales from my Etsy shop until the end of March 2015. I’ve just added some new original paintings listings with more to follow. Plus you receive a 10% discount coupon for your next purchase. Time for me to get painting so I have something you want!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/AprilleLiptonArt

Wave After Wave (c)2015 Aprille Lipton

Wave After Wave (c)2015 Aprille Lipton

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Charging into the new year!

This month has been a whirlwind so far! I put my foot down and told myself this is the year I’m going to really market my art and man, has this shit kept me busy!

Since the first of the year: Painted almost a dozen paintings; applied to be selected to attend my first show (jury selection – yuck – and still awaiting an answer) in May; submitted three paintings for display/sale at a local show (accepted – yay!); sold an original on Etsy (yay!) with a possibility for custom commissions; had a separate custom commission request which I’m currently working; overhauled my Etsy shop (again); and almost completed filling another sketchbook (which I just started in November).

I also began keeping a spreadsheet with a list of my paintings so I can remember sizes, mediums, what originals have been sold and when I painted them. It’s really been a big help, but it’s also a bitch-kitty to keep up to date.

And lastly, I’m involved with two community projects — one is for a public street (pavement) mural project and the other is with my local art association – volunteering to help get them current with their website and social media.

If I keep up this pace, I am really going to earn my vacation this year.

Happy creativity to you all!

Ravens with Hearts. © 2015 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor painting on paper.

Ravens with Hearts. © 2015 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor painting on paper.

Dove with Flowered Crown. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor painting on paper.

Dove with Flowered Crown. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor painting on paper.

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The Holiday Bear is here!

I just listed my little holiday polar bear with his warm cup of cocoa and red scarf, all bundled up against the snow. This is an INSTANT DOWNLOAD and only $2! Just think of the adorable holiday cards, gift tags, ornaments, mugs, t-shirts/sweatshirts or totes (and I’m sure even more things I haven’t thought of) you could make with this.

Christmas Bear. © 2013 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor and ink painting on paper.

Christmas Bear. © 2013 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor and ink painting on paper.

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I think I’m ready to open the gates

On Etsy, that is. I’m going to take the plunge and start offering instant digital download art for printing at home. I’m still not convinced that Etsy is where I really should be, but if I can generate some money to help tide over between original artwork sales, it would be welcome.

I’ve already started with a few of my digitally altered photos and will work on getting some of my watercolor and mixed media sketches online.

These Boots - ©2013 Aprille Lipton - digitally altered photo

These Boots – ©2013 Aprille Lipton – digitally altered photo

Number 33 - ©2013 Aprille Lipton - digitally altered photo

Number 33 – ©2013 Aprille Lipton – digitally altered photo

Hawk's Hill - ©2013 Aprille Lipton - digitally altered photo

Hawk’s Hill – ©2013 Aprille Lipton – digitally altered photo

I also have an idea for a series of child-themed initial art that would translate well to instant download.

What are your thoughts? Have any of you tried selling instant download works? If so, what has your experience been like?

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The humpback whales are going crazy!

I’ve mentioned before, I’m a certified cetacean nut! And humpback whales are my favorite. The humpback whales have been so numerous and active here this past week that I’ve actually strained my eyes and given myself headaches from going out several times a day to watch them with my binoculars while they feed, lunge, breach and play just offshore.

Needless to say, I’m in heaven.

And, they’ve inspired me to paint and sketch them almost non-stop. Here’s a watercolor painting I just finished. Do you love whales, too?

Deep Blue Humpback. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor painting on paper.

Deep Blue Humpback. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor painting on paper.

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