Tick-Tock Tuesday -1/24/17

January 24, 2017

ticktocktuesday

Surprise! It’s Tick-Tock Tuesday. You have 24 hours to act.

Time’s a wasting! Don’t let this deal get away from you.

Use code TT2430 to get 30% off your order of $20 or more from my Zibbet store.

Tick-tock!

Better get going! Don’t let someone get your painting. Order it now.


Tick-Tock Tuesday! 12/13/16

December 13, 2016

Surprise! It’s Tick-Tock Tuesday. You have 24 hours to act.

Time’s a wasting! Don’t let this deal get away from you.

Use code TT1325 to get 25% off your order of $10 or more from my Zibbet store.

Tick-tock!

Better get going! Don’t let someone get your painting. Order it now.


ACEO of the Week – 12/03/16

December 3, 2016
forest-2014-51

Forest 2014-51
3.5″ x 2.5″
oil on canvas
©2014 Dawn Blair
Availability: SOLD

This weekend I’m out at the Jerome Music Boosters Holiday Craft and Gift Fair. Come on out and check out the ACEO I will have on sale out there.


Make Me an Offer

June 21, 2016

I’m trying to clear out some older artwork to make room for new art. That means you can get a good discount on some of my older work. Currently on eBay:

Tree of Life #2

Tree of Life #2 8″x10″ on canvas Dawn Blair ©2015

 

Comet on the Skyline_Dawn Blair_2015

Comet on the Skyline 8″x10″ acrylic on canvas Dawn Blair ©2015

 

#4114002 acrylic 8x10

#4114002 10″x 8″ acrylic on canvas Dawn Blair ©2014

 

Yes, there is a list price of $75-$85 on these if you want to make sure you get your desired piece, but you can also make a lower offer if you wish. I will accept reasonable offers.

Get in there now because if someone comes along with a decent offer, your artwork might vanish.

Trust me, as someone who kicks myself for not buying a college student’s dragon painting I saw several years ago, wishing you owned a piece is nothing but a false dream.

More pieces will be added soon. I am even tempted to auction off some of my larger pieces.


ACEO envelopes for August

August 13, 2015

Winning eBay auctions going out the door:

Dawn Blair_ACEO1

A closeup of Bonnie’s envelope:

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Dawn Blair_ACEO2

And a closeup of Michael’s envelope:

Dawn Blair_ACEO2a

A big “Thank You!” to Bonnie and Michael for helping to support my art.


Reusing the Hamburger Helper box

September 16, 2014

Several years ago when I first started selling ACEO’s on eBay, I was afraid they’d get bent in the mail. So, I started making little cardboard protectors.

They were simple little things, made from boxes of things I bought at the store, like Hamburger Helper.

I collected cardboard box by box. Even more, I hated putting these protectors together. It wasn’t that it was hard or even took long, it just was boring. I don’t do well with boring.

Then one day, I came across Geninne’s Art Blog. She had all these cute envelopes that she would send out to people who were collecting her art. As much as I’d like to say the idea was mine, I really decided while looking at her website that I really needed to be more creative with my ACEO protectors. Even more, I dare say that I considered the idea of becoming a **GASP!** stamper.

I started making stamped ACEO protectors then and decided I really liked doing it. It’s amazing how something as simple as adding stamps can make a boring job creative and fun.

Here’s some of my protectors that will be going out to winners of my eBay auctions for original ACEO artwork this month. I hope they find the stamped creations as fun and delightful as I had in making them.

ACEO protectors

 

Here’s the backside of a couple of these:

ACEO protector back2

ACEO protector back

 

And occasionally it’s challenging to use the actual box:

Star Wars ACEO protector


More free ebooks

May 25, 2012

Did you know that Seth Godin has several ebooks available for free download? Okay, maybe your head isn’t stuck in the sand as much as mine, but I was excited to see these.

Remember, it’s important to keep a pulse on the business side of your art. Believe me, I do realize how hard that is to do when you’re doing what you love (and a lot of times we feed our own dreams for quite awhile before we ever start making money). This is what makes Seth’s words so valuable — it is a kick in the behind for those of us who just love sharing **freely** of what we do. Isn’t it about time our dreams start to support us?

Go get your downloads and get inspired to share your intellectual property in a way that supports you back!

Oh, just downloading the books won’t get you inspired — you do have to read them. (I might — I said, “might!” — be guilty of that myself.)