|oh - and here is my new table ;)
||[Aug. 12th, 2002|02:14 pm]
|||||"Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison (matt's computer)||]|
Here is the table set similar to what we'd like to get for our future dining room. You sit on cushions up on the bench on either side of the little table. This particular table is on eBay from Shanghai Furnishing
I like it and the bed both the are so much nicer than the conventional home furnishings that are popular now...
2002-08-12 02:00 pm (UTC)
your art is great, and I love how you don't paint the usual "im a fairy princess" type of fairies.
I'm also an artist, and I also do fantasy art.. except I notice your fairies are mostly very petite.. mine tend to be very womanly and tall :X
Anyway, I've been thinking about selling on ebay as well.. and I was wondering how long you've been on ebay and what your first painting sold for :)
thank you for the compliments on my work =) most of my fairies are similar in build - rather petite with small bosoms (i usually base them off myself, so you won't see a lot of the voluptuous sterotypical fantasy female figures).
i first started selling artwork on eBay about a year and a half ago. my first painting went for $27 (it was 8"x10" i believe). i always start my paintings at one penny, and let the market determine the price (anywhere between $25 - $200) on eBay. i mostly sell small pieces on eBay, so even if for some reason a painting ended at just a penny (hasn't happened yet - knock on wood) a great thing about eBay is the exposure it gives me - it's led to hundreds of freelance offers and custom paintings (where the real money is at!). it also generates tons of sales on my website for my prints. i'd definitely recommend it - it's the best exposure for artists who are just starting out. good luck in your artistic endeavors!
2002-08-12 04:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Just curious...
its me again, anonymous - until I can get my own account here.
I can't wait to start selling on ebay, but I want to have a nice bundle of paintings finished before I actually sell. I have 24 completed paintings right now, my goal is to start selling once I have 50. That way, if I have a bad week for some reason, it'll be no big deal because I'll have "back-up" paintings.
Did you start your first painting on ebay at 1 cent too?? I would never be able to do that. Maybe once I establish myself and people know me and feel they can rely on me, then I can see myself starting at 1 cent. It has its advantages, right? You get more bids that way and also a smaller ebay bill.
Well, gotta go. Thank you for replying to my comment :)
i did start that first auction at a penny. i didn't get a whole lot of bids at first (i was nervous that it would end at a nickel or something) but it jumped up that the last minute. that seems to be how it works out for me most of the time. i've had auctions increase by over a hundred dollars in the last 10 seconds of bidding. i usually try to be home when they end, it's exciting to watch. it's a good idea to list several at once - it helps build regular customers (lots of times people will bid on several pieces so that they can combine to save on shipping), and its easier to list several in a row and end in a row(and send the winning bidders payment info, etc. at the same time). i've also found that it important for your auctions to end at a good bidding time - when people are home. ending an auction on a big holiday can be disastrous, i've had bad luck with friday and saturday nights as well. weekday evenings seem to be the best - around 7pm or so.
good luck with your work!