Posts Tagged 29 Faces of May
Who and where are you?
Christine E. Striemer (AKA CES) from Saskatchewan, Canada. We just moved from the big city Saskatoon back to the country last year and we are loving it!
How were you introduced to Facebook?
I noticed most of my friends and family were using it for it’s social aspect. I didn’t have much desire to use it socially, but once I discovered the business potential for it, I jumped on board.
Any tips for other artists starting a Facebook Page?
Links, links, links with the photos of your art. If you’re in the business of selling your art and not just showing it, always post links to where it can be bought. Keep your links updated. Make sure your posts with links can be shared easily from Facebook user to Facebook user. (Some automatic blog posts show up without the share function).
Describe your work: size, medium, support, price, etc.
Create an “Available Works” album and keep it updated.
“Like” other pages with your art page, especially pages that tend to share artists’ work.
Take the time to thank followers for their comments or shares, and respond to any questions.
Also, update your status with something new consistently. Aim for at least twice a week, but once a day is better. Even if you don’t have a new piece of art to share, update with an old one that may have gone unnoticed for quite some time or even simply talk about what you’re working on. Caution: don’t bore people with 20 posts a day. If you overwhelm your fans, they’re more likely to skip over your posts.
What’s your favorite Facebook Page feature?
The share function! Every time something is shared from your page, your audience increases and multiplies.
What’s coming next from your studio?
I’m currently working on the 29 Faces of May challenge. It has been an exhausting endeavor, but I’m determined to see it through. I’m finding that I’m producing some of my most creative works!
The internet is full of various challenges for creative types. Several of our EBSQ artists are participating in the 29 Faces challenge. I’ve been highlighting a face every Friday this month during the challenge. Today I’m highlighting two faces from each artist. Click on the images to see more!
1. 29 Faces of May: Scars – Christine Striemer and several other EBSQ artists are participating in the 29 Faces of May challenge. Throughout May I will feature one of those faces in the Friday Five. Today’s face is creepy and captivating!
2. May MOTM: Helpless – Maureen Frank offers an exercise to help with those feelings of helplessness in this month’s mandala. All of Maureen’s Mandala’s are free to download and color how you want!
3. Quillers to join me on EBSQ? – First off, I want to welcome Sandra White to EBSQ! Second, she’s looking for other Quillers to join her. What is Quilling? Check out her blog–it’s amazing.
4. Distance and Time – Niki Soppelsa shares her sketchbook from the 2012 Sketchbook Project. If you love collage don’t miss this one.
5. Arts Goggle in Fort Worth, Texas – Later this month, Melanie Douthit will be participating in a huge art crawl. Check her blog for more details!
Have a wonderful weekend!