Thursday, January 24, 2013

Searching for Blank Notecards?

6 Floral Blank Notecards 4.25 x 5.5
1 Floral Blank Notecards

I been working on Google's SEO or Search Engine Optimization for my Etsy shop and although I had some  notes on the whole process, I wasn't applying any of it.  So when I listed these newly made blank notecards in my Etsy shop today, I made sure to research a good Google search phrase.  I think these blank notecards turned out really nice, don't you.

Can you guess my search phrase?    

Also, the site that really helped me for SEO on Etsy is here.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Birthday Girl, 10" x 10" acrylic on canvas

This painting is based on an inspiration photo of my daughter on her birthday at Laguna Beach.   She had to reserve a fire pit for her birthday party, which is first come, first serve, basis and so she camped out all day with her best friend till all the guests started coming in the late afternoon.

Years ago I tried to paint this painting in a more abstract way and never felt comfortable with the style.  Starting over again years later, you can still see that abstract influence, but in  my own style, I really enjoyed the process this time. 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Pug Painting

Pug 3 x 3, mixed media

We had a discussion about pugs last night and how they were cute-ugly like Gismo.  I love when dogs tilt their heads when they don't know what your saying. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Green Earth Coffee Shop

Diana Mulder, Green Earth Coffee Shop
Just having a nice cup of coffee at the Green Earth Coffee Shop in Lake Forest, CA and celebrating the New Year of new direction and opportunities for my artwork.  I am grateful this year for selling a few paintings at Green Earth and the owners asked that I hang some more art.  So nice to be asked.  So I thought it was time to take some updated portrait pictures for my Etsy "About" page with my art behind me.  

As you see, the outlets for computers are on the wall behind me and there is always someone sitting there. 

Did I ever mention I was really photogenic?

Let's just say there was some photoshoping involved.  Hope your having a great day and wishing you the very best for the New Year.