Saturday, December 31, 2011

Put a Little Yellow in your Life

"Put a Little Yellow in Your Life"
6" x  6", Oil on Canvas
SOLD and on it's way to Florida

There's only a few hours left of 2012.  So how was this year? 

I think that in order to plan for the coming year, I should look back at the things I did as they becoming the starting point for making plans to do better.
I studied various website hosting methods and finally found a super easy, easy template based website and hosting site, and created a website for the group I host, Palette Knife Painters. We already have a blog going for the group but having a website just seemed more permanent.  We have some of the world's outstanding palette knife artists on the site; I am constantly wow-ed by the beautiful work.  Sometimes I have to wonder, "is this really painted with the  Palette Knife?"  The styles are so varied and exciting.  
This year, I have two new galleries to add to my resume.  I am now represented by Muse& Co Fine Art Gallery in Roswell, GA.  And an On-line gallery  Both venues have been successful for me and I hope this will grow.
The group I belong to, Contemporary Fine Art International has developed a new website which will allow their members to sell off the website.  It's in its infancy but by early next year, it will be live and I look forward to selling on that site as well.
I updated my website. is hosted through Fine Art Studios Online.  A lot of artists use FASO for their own website and I really recommend it.  For the money, you not only get a website but you get an email marketing program.  I plan to use the email marketing a lot more in the coming year to reach out to my collectors and friends. 
To make sure your life is in balance with your Yin and Yang, for wealth, health, tips on Feng Shui - check out the Red Lotus Letter.
Need some inspiration?  I love some of the articles she writes, it makes me think, it makes me grow -  check out Daneille Laporte's White Hot Truth site
Want to make your blog better? - check out the Copyblogger
Want to learn how to market your art? - visit Alyson Stanfield's ArtBizBlog
Want to read more about art marketing and using the social media? check out Lori McNee's Art Tips blog.

If you are interested in purchasing " ", please email me at  If you like my work, I hope you will refer me to your friends.


Ann Gorbett said...

Thanks for all the great links Judy. Congrats to you for all the wonderful happenings of 2011 and wishing you continued success in 2012. Happy New Year.

Judy Mackey said...

Hi Ann, Thank you for leaving me a comment - so glad you liked the links - just had to share some of the reading sites I like - you probably know most of them.

Cheryl Sameit said...

I also thank you for the links Judy! You are always so kind to share what has worked for you. Happy New Year and happy painting :)

Cheryl Sameit said...

I also appreciate the links and thank you for sharing your recommendations with me over the past year. Happy New Year and happy painting! :)