pondělí 31. května 2010

Best regards from dagamara!

I have to apologize to you all, my friends, that I was so quiet so long ...  I was learning some digital marketing tools to know more about the Internet and media communication. Bus I am not sure that I  am more clever in it.

Here is small regard to you with my best wishes into your june time!

úterý 11. května 2010

Hand painted silk curtain: Red orchid

Here is another beautiful silk curtain.

My favourite theme from nature was little bit exotic: red orchid. Generally I accented very soft black lines for drawing and then I painted it with the huge amount of gamut of reds. 

It is very large curtain: 230 x 90 cm. Ponge 5.

Dramatic lines in black and gold you can see in these detailed views.

This curtain closes the Red Orchid set, which contains pillow, scarf and curtain.


pátek 7. května 2010

Hand painted curtain - Egypt

Here is another silk curtain - original painted by me on extra large silk (ponge 5).

I was inspired with egyptian patterns and colors (especially black and gold).
The result is very soft and clear and I think that heavy middle part is compensate with wattercolored style of its surroundings.

Here you can see what normal light does with colors.

Egypt or wasp? Heavy middle part.

I also painted with the same theme pillow cover and scarf, you can find them in my shop also.

Success tips from the successful etsy seller

Hi all, I want to share with you very interesting interview with one etsy seller, which lives in Netherlands and work alone. But her tips for promotion are helpful.
interview by Brenda from Lindecise
Please read and be inspired :-)

"This time we go to the Netherlands to see Bai from ThongBaiTatong.
Bai’s shop is actually what we can call a “new” arrived; she started her business exactly eleven months ago, but the fact is that Bai has made 457 sales in nearly one year only!
We, newbies on Etsy are often asking so many questions about how much time does it take to set a solid base for our business, or how to improve our shops…and so on.
Then I was really curious to ask some questions to Bai, and she was very happy to share her experience with us.

Hi Bai, Your business has grown fast in less than a year (457 sales in nearly a year!), please, tell us a little bit about who are those customers and how they found you on Etsy.
Around 90% of my customers on Etsy comes from America. I believe that they find my shop via the Etsy website itself. I relist my items daily and once in a while my items are featured on the Front Page. These things bring a number of visitors to my shop.

I don’t have a Twitter account. I do have a Facebook account but have not updated anything on it since the first day I opened it about a year ago. I blog about once a week. Then again, people who visit my blog usually know me via my Etsy shop. It would not be wrong to say that most of my customers find me via Etsy.com itself.

Which are your best marketing tools for online selling (in your case, clothes and accessories) and how they work for you?
Because I work alone, production is very important. Most of my time is spent on sewing and hardly on marketing. The combination of blogging, making treasuries to help promote other members’ products and relisting, is the main marketing tool that works well for me so far. However, I believe that there are other factors that make marketing work more effectively, such as the sorts of products I offer and how I present them. You try hard to bring people to your shop. You even pay (many of the 20 cents to Etsy) for these people to come. And when they finally come you have to be convincing enough to make them buy from you. So I encourage visitors to stay, look at the pictures, and read the descriptions. I do this by trying to take good pictures, writing detailed descriptions, being eager to help and provide the best service that I can, etc."

Full interview you can read on handmade blog.

neděle 2. května 2010

Silk painted curtains: Beans

This is my other hand painted silk in large size. I love nature and minimal art and I can find very interested patterns or shapes in small pieces of our surrounding. If you try to zoom something like beans, you will discover beautiful details.

You can see interesting view outside the window :-)

Silk: ponge 5
Meassurements: 230 x 90 cm each part (90,6" x 35,4").
It paints the house with many colors, every time during a day or night it changes its color balance and makes interior unique.

If you are interested in this conception of original and very specific style of curtains, feel free to ask me more questions. I painted this with passion and love and each piece is one original.