I am going to be painting LIVE at Overflow Brewing on August 11th from 12 - 5pm.
I am so excited to participate in this event that my amazing friend Mria of Mria's Mezzanine is hosting at one of our Fringe Art Show locations.
I hope to see you at the event, I'll have canvas prepped and will be painting live BUT I'll also have some new work ready for guests to grab and go too.
770 1st Ave N,
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
EVENT DATE: August 11th, 2018
TIMELINE: 12 - 5PM
I had five consecutive, and much needed/very lovely days off from reality and we spent some of that time with Andrew's lifelong bestie and his wife, who were in town from Minnesota. We day tripped over to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure to hang out with Harry Potter. I wish I had taken more pictures, but I only took these three.
In addition to wizarding I painted and prepped for my two upcoming art events. I slept in a little and just recovered from a LONG summer of pushing myself way too hard. It was great to spend time getting back into the routine of creating art and to also spend some real time with Andrew and some great friends.
Aside from my own website and newsletter, Pinterest is my favorite form of social media. I love browsing it for inspiration, looking up healthy food ideas/recipes and also tend to gravitate to pinterest before any clothing shopping. I guess that Pinterest is technically a search engine and not really "social" media but still - it's my favorite and it is the platform that drives more traffic to my website than all of my other social accounts combined.
After all of the pretty curated boards, the next best thing about Pinterest is that it doesn't take much effort to pump up your feeds and get people to see your stuff. As an artist, I post my artwork, share blog posts (yep, this one!) and create relevant boards that make sense for me. The beauty in this - people search and find you based on what you are already doing and enjoying... Im sure there is an algorithm but it's NOTHING like instagram's crazy roller coaster! I maybe spend about 1 to 2 hours a WEEK on my Pinterst feed and I consistently hit 24-26K in views.
Now, if you know me... I am always trying to make things ultra efficient. So this really simple add on that Pinterest offers makes the easiest and more fruitful social media even easier. It's a "PIN IT" button. You dont have to be tech-savvy to make one either.
Creating a PIN IT button, here's how I did it in less than 2 minutes:
Once you have the code copied, head over to your website's editor and locate the HEADER of your site. It's usually very clearly marked and often you have to find it by clicking on something like "SEO" or "SETTINGS"
Once you find it - simply paste that code, hit save, then refresh your website in your web browser and hover your mouse over an image already embedded on your blog or website gallery. You should now see a Pin-It button that will allow you AND your visitors to easily post your content to Pinterest.