Sunday, June 28, 2009

Art Show Cannes

I found this video on
You Tube.
I thought it rather interesting.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Art Supplies

When I first started selling my art on eBay
in 2004,
I purchased all of my supplies
through local outlets.

One of the shops we patronized
was our local Dick Blick Art Supply.
But, it wasn't always possible to
get the canvas sizes we most preferred
and even waiting for shipments
didn't guarantee that we could get what we wanted.

So we decided to see
what was available online.
We discovered Blick Art Materials online.

Wow, the online prices were
way under what we'd been paying...
a 'no-brainer' there...
we began shopping online.

We didn't always spot the sales though...
and we missed out on a lot
of great deals.

I've placed this "Hot Deals" link - Online Art Supplies

on the sidebar of this blog...
just click it and it will take you to the
"Hot Deals of the Week".

This week they are having a
"Huge Clearance Sale"
and you can save up to 85%
on some of their items.

Go ahead and check it out! - Online Art Supplies

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Stand By Me - Around the World

This video was emailed to me by one of my internet friends. Because of the format, it quit playing about halfway I went out to You Tube to see if I could find it...sure enough, there are several versions of the same video there.
I selected this one as it had a link to a very cool site I thought worth sharing.
Please pop over there, if you have a minute. It's called Playing For Change - Peace Through Music....very Cool!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Art for Cancer

I know that most everyone who
follows me...both in CMZ art and Rustic Goth...
are familiar with this particular piece.'s one of the few pieces I have also
listed over in my Imagekind Shop.

Imagekind is much like
The artists upload an image that is large enough to
accommodate prints of various sizes and on various mediums...
for instance...
it is possible to get this print on 8 x 10 Fine Art Paper...
get it matted and framed in a 16 x 18.5" frame...
get it on 8x10 canvas...or 8x10 canvas framed...
it's even available as a Greeting Card.

At this point...this is the only print that I have submitted for
Art For Cancer
but...I want to do some totally Brand New
never before seen pieces
exclusive to the next week or so...

then...I want to include ALL of my prints as part of the
Art for Cancer group
with 50% of all sales going to a couple different
cancer charities.
Right charity is
'Cancer Funds of America'
to help cancer patients purchase necessities not usually
covered by insurance, medicaid and other

If you are in the 'market for some new art'
I recommend you visit
Imagekind and see all of the wonderful
art pieces available through the
Art for Cancer group!

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

It's June 18th...

On June 18th..
my day is mostly about memories.
It is the day my dear husband
lost his fight with cancer.
June 18,'s been three years now,
but it doesn't seem all that long ago.

I put together a video
on the first year anniversary of his passing...
and I've blogged about it every year since.
So...once again.....

I went out and looked at my very first blog post..
it was back when the family artists were all together in one group...
we had agreed to be the Nebraska media reps'
for Paul Newman's 'Hole in the Wall Gang'...
as reps' we needed to put up a blog...
I think it was supposed to be a national effort...
don't know that it every came together as such though. was then that I had my first 'taste' of
blogging...and the date of my first post was
June 19, 2005.

I thought I would post a link case anyone is

Monday, June 15, 2009

I have SHOES

I have turned a few of my
digital originals into
Keds Shoes
over in my CMZ Art Zazzle Shop.

I am ACTUALLY going to purchase some of my shoes
as soon as I have some bucks to spare...or make some more sales over there!
I really like them...
so much so
that I'm going to make a bunch more!

Friday, June 12, 2009

I am 'everywhere'... least, that is what it feels like.
I started selling my art online in 2004.
Back "in the day"... I sold on eBay...
but, I thought it necessary to join several other sites
and groups....not really sure why...but, I'm still with most of
those groups and sites.

There's Art Wanted ...
..the first image uploaded there was September 7, 2004.
I really need to pay that site more attention...I
have enjoyed being there.

Art by Us
I signed up there in January 2005.
I sold quite a few paintings
when I first started listing there...unfortunately
the site just never took hold...and now
most of the sales there seem
a bit 'suspect' to me.
(That's just my opinion, of course...)

I'm over at Art.Com
been there since 2005.
Basically...there, I just submit my images...
they make the sales and send me a
commission once or twice a year.
Nothing I can live on...but, hey...I'm not doing the work either.

There's my EBSQ Portfolio
I've combined my CMZart and Rustic Goth pieces there
since it costs me money every month...
been there since 2004...
almost all of the art I've listed online is
in my portfolio there.
(I didn't quite understand how to use it at first...
and deleted quite a few of my early pieces.)
And..lately, I don't always 'remember' to upload
my pieces like I used to...I need to get better at that.

Anyway....when I 'google' myself...I find
it rather fun to see all the places
I have 'stuff' going on.

The image on this post is linked to 'ThisNext' ...
(if I did it right)
I don't even know how I ended up

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Update on CMZ Art

I have finally made THE decision
to close my CMZ Art Etsy Shop.

My Rustic Goth Etsy Shop
will remain open
(after taking some vacation time)
and I will be putting a few
select pieces from my
CMZ Art Etsy Shop
into that shop.

Some of the original paintings have been
moved to my
CMZ Art Zibbet Shop
and prints and digital originals
will be added to my
CMZ Art Imagekind Shop.

See where I'm going here.....

I have a LOT of CMZ Art Shops and it
just is
'no longer prudent'
to continue to try to keep the Etsy Shop.

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Monday, June 8, 2009

More Pixar...

This was just too darned cute not to share...

Friday, June 5, 2009

When you're 'down'...

I've been a little 'down''s June and I expect I went out to find things to make me laugh..or at least smile and ran across this wonderful little film.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Featured Monday

Check it out....I made EBSQs "Must Have" Monday .
I am very honored and thought I would share!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

New Products on Zazzle

As well as paying more attention to my new Zibbet Shop...
I'm also paying more attention to my
other CMZ Art shops as well....this post
is about my CMZ Art Zazzle Shop.
I've got a 'bunch' of merchandise listed in my
Zazzle Shop...this little 'Terrier' mousepad is just
one example.
I've done my designs on some Keds Shoes...
and much...much more!

Drop by and see what new
things I've put in the Shop.

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