Saturday, September 25, 2010
Initial newsletter launched
I have been considering a newsletter for awhile and its been brewing in my head and in draft copy while I mulled it over. Today I took the plunge with a brief initial copy and a promise of more to come. Jeanette Jobson Fine Art newsletter will be monthly and any updates or changes will be sent out to subscribers.
I am using a specific email software - Constant Contact - to produce and manage the newsletter. It becomes one less thing to deal with if I know that my email list is secure and that the format of the newsletter is professional and appealing. No, it is not free, but it provides me with the services that I need to provide the service that I want my subscribers to have.
I`m adding a few features that will remain constant, such as `Monthly Collector` where subscribers will have an opportunity to purchase a piece of my work at a reduced price for a period of time. I will also be adding other features such as draws for paintings or prints, interviews with other artists, tutorials and video.
I have provided a sign up widget on the right side of this blog as well as on my Facebook page to make it easy for people to access the newsletter.
And for those artists wondering if a newsletter works, the initial Monthly Collector piece for September at the discounted price has sold. This piece is now available at the regular price on my `Photographs`page. Be kind to your collectors, keep them informed and treat them as the important people they are. To all my collectors, friends and artists who support my artistic way of life - thank you!
I tweaked the painting of Biscuit that I started last night with my hour time limit. I added about another 30 minutes of work this morning and this is the final piece. I then went to visit him where he is buried at the edge of the woods to tell him about it. He approves.