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How to Frame Prints. My Ultimate guide to Framing Prints at Home.

I often get asked how best to frame the prints I sell. While you can of course take a print to the framing shop- this is not always an affordable option. I chose to produce my artwork at either 8x10" OR 12x16" because these sizes are very common for photographs and are therefore very easy to pick up frames for in the shops. As photographs are almost always printed in and inch format, this instantly means the frames on offer in shops follow suit.  WHERE TO PURCHASE FRAMES: Many high street shops sell frames, but my favourites are: 1. Ikea. They offer the largest range of frames by far but you will need to mindful of conversions as they sell frames in...

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The Value of Customer Feedback & the Power of Listening to Your Audience

Selling online is something that i’m most definitely learning as I go along. I have dipped in and out of working freelance and most of my income has come from selling prints etc of my work during those times. I suppose in the beginning it was a means to an end but in the last year especially, things really took off for me. With increased demand and sales comes a greater sense of responsibility. I sort of fell into this world of retail and I find myself learning on the job everyday. I make mistakes and I learn from them. I watch others and pick up tips for better success. The one thing that I have proven over and over...

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WORKING FROM HOME: HOW TO STOP PROCRASTINATING AND GET WORK DONE.

Im pretty terrible when it comes to procrastination. I find it all too easy to distract myself with a million other little tasks just to avoid the one thing I KNOW I SHOULD be doing. Even while trying to write this blog post! I sat down at my desk 30 minutes ago with the intention of writing a new post. Instead, within that time I have managed to pay a bill (if thats not procrastinating at its most desperate- I don’t know what is!), write a list of potential blog post ideas, take a photo of said list, pop it up on Instagram and on Facebook (both of which I have since checked multiple times for likes and comments!) check...

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Confessions

I’ve never been the best at blogging. I think the discipline it requires escapes most creative business owners. Between all the doodling and making, packing and posting, it seems to fall down the list of priorities pretty quickly. The last 3 months or so though, I’ve had a renewed “itch” to get back into blogging again. My excuse has been that my last website didn’t have the best set up for writing blogs. The layout of the blog section was awful but thanks to my lovely web designing husband, I finally have a shiny new website, complete with a great space to blog, so no more excuses for me!   Up until now, Facebook has been my main method of...

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