Miscellaneous Juxtapositions

The art and designs of GillianIvy

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Basically, I'll use this blog to keep people posted about my artistic endeavors, when new items are available in my shop, or works in progress.  And sometimes a look into my life and who I am.



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Christmas In July Sale

Posted on July 15, 2010 at 11:59 PM Comments comments (0)

Etsy is celebrating its third annual Christmas in July sale site wide.  Simply do a seach for the tag "christmasinjuly" or "cij" to take advantage of this event and see all participating stores.  Each store may be offering a different promotion.  I will be offering Free Shipping.  The sale is from now through July 25th (Christmas!).  The item themes are not necessarily holiday themed.  though now would be a good time to start buying your Christmas gifts.  I never think to do that, and end up spending more money than we have during the holidays.

Please help promote my store by telling your friends about my sale.  My business is very word of mouth dependant so even just a little pass it on really helps.  Someone might see it who's interested in my art.  As I also do commissions, this can really help me become a professional artist.

I've been trying to do the same favor, by featuring an artist (or more) a day on my Facebook Fan Page.  Artists are also welcomed to share links to their personal art sites/blogs/galleries, etc on my page.  Once the wiki is back up here, they'll again be able to share their banners on my page and tutorials, videos, links...  I'm all about promoting other artists.  That includes performing arts like musicians and models, actress/actors, etc.  If you're interested in me promoting you, please, comment or send me a note.

Minor Annoyance

Posted on July 13, 2010 at 1:42 AM Comments comments (0)

So, for the past week, the Wiki on my site hasn't been functional.  Boo.  Now, today, I keep getting the error message "Hmm... Let's try that again" when just trying to load the page.  In the help forums, there's about 6+ threads reporting the same problem.  None of the actual employees seem to be offering much feedback or progress on the matter, now it seems worse.  Maybe it being down completely means they're restarting the whole system.  I just hope all my pages and info isn't lost.  Perhaps, in the future, I will try to keep back ups of my entire page structure.  Maybe they'll add a download back up feature to it.  hrmmmmmm.

Contest Roundup & Featured Review

Posted on July 11, 2010 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I'm very pleased with how this contest has garnered so many people visiting my site, and want to thank you all for checking out my artwork.  I've doubled my exposure since the start day of the contest.  Tomorrow I will be announcing the winner and contacting the winner via e-mail (or through Facebook to request e-mail information, if not publicly posted).  E-mail and private information will be used only to contact the winner with their prize information and to send them the prize.

There's still time to enter, or get extra entries for those of you who are already in the drawing.  Every time you tweet the contest on Facebook counts as an entry.  Sharing on Facebook, or tagging your friends on the contest poster also counts as bonus entries.  And signing up on my blog/website will also get an additional entry.  There are some benefits to joining my website.  As a member, you can stay easily up to date on my artistic news, especially, the next time I hold a contest.  Also, I have a wiki available on my site (which is currently down, due to complications with the application, everyone is having this problem, not just me, hopefully they'll fix it soon).  I want to use the wiki as a resource for artists to network with each other by adding banners, links and tutorials, even videos and RSS feeds.  As a member, you would be able to add this information on my website.  I may add a forum later on, dependant as to whether or not people will be active on my site.

Now for the Featured Artists of the past week, please enjoy:

Please give these artists some love!  Also, check my Favorite Pages on Facebook to see what artists I'm watching and more.  Miscellaneous Juxtaposition's Favorite Pages



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