EBSQ Facebook Artist of the Week: Christine Striemer

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!

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Team EBSQ: Must have Monday

Cherries, a tasty treat and a sign of spring. How can you not love them?

Cherry Arrangement by Christine E. Striemer
Cherry Arrangement by Christine E. Striemer
Cherry Blossoms by the Lake by Rebecca Salcedo
Cherry Blossoms by the Lake by Rebecca Salcedo
Cherry Blossoms Pendant by Jeanne Forsyth
Cherry Blossoms Pendant by Jeanne Forsyth

Check out more artist made earrings from our EBSQ galleries.  Please take a moment to explore art from our featured artists Christine E. Striemer, Rebecca Salcedo, and Jeanne Forsyth.

Next week: Technology

EBSQ Blogger of the Week: Christine Striemer

As November comes to an end I leave you with a talented painter who is not only a landscape artist. She is a painter of the magic of places, people and objects and also one of my personal favorites here at EBSQ. I hope she is for you too!

Christine Striemer

Who and where are you?

I’m Christine E. Striemer (CES) from rural Saskatchewan, Canada. I’m a full-time mom and artist. I paint almost everyday and when I’m not painting I’m thinking about it. I’m inspired by almost anything and will paint almost anything. There are no limits to my color palette or subject range. Otherwise, I’d get bored. If I’ve painted a few landscapes in a row, its time to kick out a crazy abstract or sit down with a tiny brush and my nose to the canvas to paint a detailed still life. Variety is the spice of life!

Left Behind the Trees by CES

How did you get started art blogging?

When I set out to do this full-time, I actually started with my own website first (www.paintingsbyces.com). Soon after I noticed a lot of artists using blogs and so I started one up for more exposure. I look at blogging as a chronological diary of my work. The day I finish a painting is the day it gets put up on the blog and the date is automatically posted for me. Its a great way to keep track of my own progress.

The Air up Here by CES

Any tips for other EBSQ art bloggers?

You should probably talk on your blog a lot more than I do. Haha. I don’t say much at all there and I know that I should. I post the painting I finished that day, the size, where to buy it, and then I guess I let the painting speak for itself. I’m much more talkative on Facebook.

Opera by CES

What’s your musical inspiration of choice when you’re working in your studio?

Music IS my ritual for painting. I never paint without music and on those days where the drive to paint isn’t quite there, I turn on the music in the studio and soon enough I’m picking up the brushes. I’m quite eclectic in music tastes and will listen to anything from Korn to Johnny Cash to Heart.  I have a huge playlist of thousands of songs from several different genres on random the entire time I’m creating. Again, variety is the spice of life! My favorite music is on the darker side though: Alice in Chains, Tool, Fear Factory, etc.

Birch Beauty by CES

What’s coming next from your easel?

Right now I’m swamped with custom orders for Christmas. I enjoy doing them because they are often sentimental and I’m always excited to hear how the gifts were received. Christmas is always a very busy time for me and I love it!

http://cesoriginalart.blogspot.com

Thank you Christine for being an EBSQ Blogger of the Week!

If you are an EBSQ Artist and would like to be considered for Blogger of the Week just add us to your blogroll. I’m searching EBSQ profiles weekly for links to artist’s blogs. If you aren’t an EBSQ Artist, what are you waiting for?

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