Category Archives: Business

Adding Value to The Sale of Your Silk Paintings

I must admit, I am as excited about the presentation, packaging and marketing of my product as I am about painting it. Not many artists want to get involved with the building of a business, marketing, promotion, presentation, packaging etc. They just want to create and paint. This attitude often works against them, when it comes to selling their product.

My thoughts are “If I am going to produce a beautiful painting on silk, I want the new owner to first be amazed (and delighted) with the packaging and presentation of the product”. Therefore, I put a lot of thought into the best way I can do this.

Run a Free Online Marketing Competition to Build Your Silk Painting Business

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I gave this triptych as a prize. Click to enlarge

Most artists do not think in terms of a website as anything more than a brochure, where they can display their silk paintings to potential clients. However, if you use internet marketing (that is you have a website or even a blog) or if you’re involved in social media (including such examples as Twitter or Facebook), then you’ll appreciate that trying to get people to buy from you by making use of these techniques, are most likely not going to work.

Using Silk Painting to Produce Product – Oil Pots

By Barbara Gabogrecan

IMGP0036You know how to paint on silk and probably have painted scarves, wall hangings or even have some framed work for exhibition.

Now you are wondering what else can you make, using your silk painting skills? Some folk make a variety of fashion clothing. I have never gone in this direction as I cannot sew. But I did purchase a lovely jacket, using the salt technique, but it was painted on extremely fine pure wool! Yes, silk and wool are both natural fibres and can be painted with the same dyes and have the colours which are set by steaming.

Will Your Home Based Business Prosper if you Have a Serious Illness?

by Barbara Gabogrecan

When you suffer from a serious illness it is very difficult to keep a business running, particularly if you are a home based business with no staff. But it is possible to keep your business alive, even if it is only running at an extra slow speed. There are a few ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’ to keep in mind.

Do – let your existing customers and potential customers know what has happened. Explain that you may not be able to fulfill orders in a timely fashion. If they have prepaid for an order e.g. via your online catalogue, offer to refund their money and they can re-order at a later date.

Personal Development Tips To Help Grow Your Silk Painting Business

by Barbara Gabogrecan

Personal development tips for your silk painting business are reasonably easy to access. First you need to comprehend that personal development means many things to a lot of people; but for me it implies ‘freedom’. I want the freedom to develop a silk painting business, help my fellow man, make a difference and to distribute my love to all. My first tip to you is ‘learn to be free’.

To develop your silk painting business it’s essential to develop yourself. The basis of growing your own personality would be to ‘give without wanting to get’. This  tip is probably the most significant one for you to comprehend.