I realized it’s been a while since I’ve talked about Create Mixed Media on my blog. Since I was recently required to review my website stats for an upcoming project, I now know that some of you are finding me from this amazing website. I figured it was a moot point to tell you about it if you’ve already been there and done that, but a closer look shows that some of you are finding me through google and bing searches. This makes me want to take a quick moment to tell you about CMM.
Create Mixed Media is a community portal website that opened last year. It belongs to, and is run by, F&W Publications, which has the imprint of North Light Books, a large and important publisher in our industry.
The editors debuted CMM right before CHA Winter this year. I remember it being an awesome moment when Editors/Executives Nancy Sorieno and Christine Doyle came to the Susan Lenart Kazmer ICE Resin booth to let me know the website was live. I proudly wore my Create Mixed Media button the entire 4 days of the trade show, even though it really didn’t go with any of the outfits and jewelry I brought along.
I’ve been continuing to write a monthly blog column for CMM, along with some awesome people who are also contributing editors for the website; Lesley Riley, Quinn McDonald and Karen Wallace. Each week, we take a turn writing about various topics. Lesley talks about making art every day, Quinn is the creativity coach and gives great advice and Karen writes about art’s restorative and healing attributes. We all write under the title of Creative Insights. My topic is public relations and marketing your art.
So far, I’ve written about QR codes and MOO cards and Summer CHA (Craft and Hobby Association). This month’s blog post is on one of the easiest and most affordable marketing things you can do to get your art noticed.
I’m always keeping my eye for ideas of what I think might make good topic of conversation. If you have an idea of things you might like to hear more about when it comes to pr and marketing, please comment here or drop me an email at email@example.com, I’d really love the feedback.
In addition to Karen, Quinn, Lesley and my blogs, there are all kinds of giveaways and book reviews and free e-book downloads, as well as Podcasts by Ricë Freeman Zachary and artist profiles. Good stuff.
My October blog column is up now, if you’d like to take a look. Also, check out the great week in art visualized this week by Patricia Seggebrush, who does the coolest paintings with encaustic and has written a great book on the subject.