I added All Of This Could Have Been Avoided [above] and Sisyphus to the Facebook/Instagram store this morning. Saying that, they both lead you back here to contact me via email to purchase them but still. I may add them to my Emerging Artist page but as it has an eCommerce feature, but then I'd have to pay commission. Also, I'm still not 100% satisfied with the look of that page.
I'm off to the Townhouse Gallery to see my painting in situ and get some of the cards they produced of my painting, which hopefully I'll get paid for this month.
I was approached by the Emerging Artist platform to join their ranks six weeks ago and it's been a bit of a bind getting anything online. It was supposed to take a couple of weeks to get my work online but I had to chase them up after a month before anything appeared and was advised to check everything was OK and to let them know of any changes that were needed. I did that a week ago and have chased them up twice since but nothing has changed and it looks terrible. Suffice to say I won't be adding this one once it's finished. If I don't get any joy by tomorrow I'm going to ask them to take the pages down.
I'm dropping off my Woven In Time piece to the Town House Gallery today. Looking forward to seeing the artworks all together next week.
I can only assume that changes that Facebook made for small businesses during Covid lave led to this; because after over a year of trying to get it to work I can finally sell items through Instagram. Admittedly the products take you to this site and then either on to Etsy or a link to e-mail me for a Payment Link but still, it's cheaper than a monthly payment for an e-commerce option.
What's a payment Link I hear you ask. Well, a Payment Link is something that I will send to you via SMS, Whatsapp or email. It offers a great alternative payment method when you can’t pay face-to-face. Once I have sent the link you can enter your card details on your phone, tablet or computer. None of your information is stored and as soon as payment is sent the link is deactivated.
A date has finally been announced for the Town House Open Exhibition, in Spitalfields, assuming there are no new Covid restrictions imposed in the meantime. The exhibition will run from September 12th to October 11th in the Town House Gallery in Fournier Street. My piece, Woven In Time [below] will be included in the show and available to buy.
And those Paypal buttons I was wittering on about a couple of weeks ago have been removed. Too ugly!