Last year I came across a Facebook group called 52 Weeks of Mail. I signed up and… well… never sent any mail! I have signed up again this year. I really intend on sending out some mail. May not send it EVERY week but maybe I will send a couple pieces one week to make up for the weeks I fail.
As part of this I signed up for something else I found called Postcrossing. You sign up and create a profile and start signing up to send out postcards to an international list of members. I’m hoping to get some cool postcards and mail art. Seems like a cool idea. I will let you know if it works.
If you think this would be fun I encourage you to sign up. If you want to share your address here and maybe get some mail from other readers feel free.
My address is Cheryl 1120 Orchard Oriole Ln., Durham, NC 27713
I would LOVE some original mail art pieces or cool postcards from your neck of the woods. Send me something and I will try to return the favor.
I have been a wee bit busy lately so I have neglected you. Sorry about that. Today’s post is short but I hope you will dig it. It is a recent collection I made on ETSY. If you like what you see just click the image and it should take you right to the Etsy site. Hope you enjoy. I also think that the Wonder Woman Costume must have sold…
One of my favorite times of the year. I hope you will visit the shops of some of these wonderfully creative people.
Treasury tool supported by the dog house
I have been scratching my head trying to figure out what I would like to include in my blog. I want people to come back and I want you to be INTERESTED. My ramblings are not going to be enough for that. Well, not all the time. I can be quite entertaining at times. 😀
My thoughts are that I will probably do Wordless Wednesday because it is AWESOME. If you have never checked it out you should. All sorts of fun stuff. Just click HERE to see what I mean.
I also think I will be sending out a brief questionnaire to artists that I really admire so I can show them off. I mean, how do you know how cool I am if you don’t know how cool the company I keep is? If you are an artist and would like to appear here just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your stuff. Obviously those I have known and loved forever will get first dibs but I am always open to new artists.
I will also chat a bit about BOTH Etsy817 and my new group 919 Creates. Etsy817 has some wonderful artists that I will be sharing with you. As for 919 Creates, I hope you will be interested in how we start this group from the ground up or even if it ever DOES get off the ground.
Of course, I will also share what I’m doing, what I’m reading, what’s bugging me, upcoming shows, things I find on Funky Finds (which is also very cool and you should check out by clicking HERE), awesomeness from Pinterest and Etsy… Wow, I should have plenty to write about.
If there’s anything I missed that you would like to read about let me know and I will see what I can come up with. As always your comments, opinions and ideas are what keep me going so don’t forget to let me know you’re reading!
I can’t believe a whole week has gone by since my last post. I apologize for that. I have been busy though. I am working on items for a craft fair in November as well as trying to get Cheryl Navalinsky Photography up and running. I have been so energized as a delve back into the photo world. I am remembering why I had loved it so much to begin with. I am freezing memories for people. pausing moments that they can hold for a lifetime (or two, or three).
I am lying in bed at night with ideas bouncing around. I need to get up and write them down before I can go to sleep. They are ideas for posing. Ideas for locations. Ideas for props. Then it starts to feed into my craft life. I have ideas for new projects. Techniques I would like to try. Gift ideas.
I feel refreshed in my creative life. I am being inspired. I am excited. I could do this for a living. Not sure why I had put photography back on the shelf for so long but it’s come out now and, with some dusting off, I am determined to make it work.
In the meantime I hope you will enjoy my Wordless Wednesday post.
Please stop by the Wordless Wednesday site and check out some more offerings for this week. Just click <HERE>
For More Wordless Wednesday shots click HERE.
Social Media is pretty much just what it sounds like. It refers to technologies that allow interaction between people. Facebook is probably the most well known type of social media. If you want to know more about what it is you can CLICK HERE to head to the Wikipedia entry about it.
I know that it is supposed to be very helpful in promoting your business. Currently I have two things that I am trying to promote; My craft business- Funky & Feisty Home Decor and More as well as my new Photography Business- Cheryl Navalinsky Photography.
This blog is one way I use social media to try to get my self out there. I do get some traffic and my Site Stats page shows me that you do click on my links occasionally.
I also use Facebook for both businesses. If you are interested you can find my Facebook Page for Funky & Feisty home Decor and More by clicking on my business name. Or for Cheryl Navalinsky Photography by doing the same. When you like people’s businesses on Facebook you get updates and info about them and their products.
Then there is etsy. I LOVE etsy but, truth be told, I don’t sell much on there. I’ve used it more as a networking tool. I have met some amazing artists on etsy. I also belong to a few etsy groups. This helps me to get the word out there through other artists. It has also opened up the door for me to do some craft shows. My etsy page is here >Click<. etsy817 is here >Click<. NC Triangle Street Team on etsy is here >Click<. And Acorn to Oak handmade is here >Click<
My newest journey is into PINTEREST. Using Pinterest you can ‘PIN‘ things to ‘Boards’ and share them with others. It’s like your own on-line bulletin board. You can check it out by clicking right HERE. It’s pretty neat.
I have NOT ventured into Twitter yet but I’ve heard how much others have liked it. What about you? Do you Tweet? Is it effective?
The beauty with all of this things is that ANYONE can use them. They are fun and interactive. Of course they are more fun when others interact WITH you. Was that a subtle enough hint?
How have you yourself used social media and has it worked for you?
SO I finally did it. I created a website. It’s not for my craft stuff but that one is coming. It is for my photo stuff. Hopefully it will generate a bit of business my way. I would love for you to take a peak at it and tell me what you think.
You can find it by clicking here —> Cheryl Navalinsky Photography
Hope you like it.