Hello friends. I hope life is good out in internet land. I have been busy taking care of my “other sites.” That’s right, I have been cheating on The Smithocracy. Never fear dear reader, The Smithocracy is safe. However you may or may not be aware that when I am quiet over here, I am being loud elsewhere. tanniesmith.com has gotten a makeover lately. I’ve reorganized the portfolio and updated (read completely changed) the store. But the biggest news, is that I added a blog! Now there is a place for me to talk about what is coming out of the art studio these days. I would love it if you would check it out and send any feed back my way. I am hoping to get a little more personal in the process of each piece and give people a behind the scenes kind of look on some of the art I create. Whether it be a simple sketch or a major piece.
Also you can now follow me on instagram, not just as The Smithocracy, but as @createdby_tanniesmith. This is my artagram, I guess you would say. An easy way to see what I am currently up to day to day.
But the title of this post is Store Chore. That is because setting up the store has been a HUGE chore! Also it rhymes in a clever and convenient way.
Up till now I have been selling prints of my work directly from…well…me. However that has been somewhat of a pain. To keep track of orders, make sure things are packaged rightl and sent to the right place. To print and print and print, till the right color, layout etc. finally come out…I’m over it. I have officially turned all that over to a few online art sites.
The main site is Fine Art America. They will be my main supplier and are handling the store that is actually built into my personal website. They offer way better prints than I can, as well as canvas and acrylic prints. They even sell my work at the original sizes I created it for. So if you have been one of the many trying to steal my World Map piece, well stop it. You can have one of your own now. Nearly full size too. Or teeny tiny, if you’d rather.
Or if you wanted the “Establish a House” poster as giant as I have it, you can do that too!
My point is that they give you choices, and I don’t have to do all the heavy lifting. Just keep creating.
I’m also using some other sites for items such as pillows, mugs, t-shirts, stickers, you get the idea. Some of the stuff is super cute on other products. Like I totally want this “A is for…” pillow for Austin’s room.
I made that and didn’t even know it could be so Awesome. A is also for awesome ;-)
And I can’t even decide which “Robot” item to get for Logan.
So can you see why I decided to outsource? They can do a way better job than I.
So please check it all out. (links below) Let me know what you think. If you see something that you like comment below! Perhaps if there is one popular item, I can do a giveaway…just saying…
Also if you could tell me about what your user experience was like on each store. I am sort of testing a couple of these out, not sure if I will stick with them. Fine Art America is here to stay. I love what they have to offer. The others, I am still not so sure of.
Feedback makes me feel like the Store is less Chore and more…um…Adore? What rhymes with chore that means fun? *shrugs*
My Store Links
Fine Art America – Prints, canvas, originals
Society 6 – prints, iPhone cases, pillows, mugs, totes, clocks, t-shirts
Red Bubble – stickers, prints, t-shirts pillows
P.S. Wow you guys have been keeping my stats bar busy lately. Thanks so much!! Do me a solid and show me who you are by liking the Created By site on Facebook. Or keep showing The Smithocracy the love. Either way, we feel special.