Monday, November 23, 2015

New Christmas Items at KimbasCritters!

New Ornaments and Brooches are in stock in my Etsy Shop!

 Grey Kitty Cat Brooch
Two new Kitty Brooches!   These look cute on a jacket, scarf or a handbag and make "purrr-fect" stocking stuffers for the kitty lovers  you know  :)

 Orange Kitty Cat Brooch
Two New Christmas Ornaments!   A little Hedgehog and a cute Guinea Pig.

 Hedgehog Christmas Ornament

 Guinea Pig Christmas Ornament
Can you believe it is already THANKSGIVING??  I can't...  The days are going by faster and faster.  One of our feral kitties was sick this week, acting very strange and seemed like she might have been in a fight or hit by a car--she had a pretty bad cut on her mouth and would cry when she ate.  After speaking with the vet and getting some advice she has gotten a lot better and is almost back to her old self again.  Thank goodnes--well now we have something new to be Thankful for on Thanksgiving  :D

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Christmas Cards

 Tuxedo Cat Angel Christmas card from KimbasCrittersChristmas is coming!  Here are a couple of cards I made.  The pictures are acrylic paintings and are nice enough (imo) to be framed!  I also handmade the envelopes and lemme tell ya-- the envelopes were harder to make than the cards themselves! lol...  I had to come up with a way for the person that buys the card to be able to close the envelope, so I attached two hearts and hemp string and now you can close the cards by tying the hemp strings--I think it turned out great  :D

 Orange Tabby Cat Angel Christmas Card at KimbasCritters

#Cats  #ChristmasCards #EtsyGifts

Sunday, November 8, 2015

One of a Kind Paper Dolls

 Guinea Pig Paper Doll Hedgehog Paper DollPaper Dolls are now in my Etsy Shop :D

 Squirrel Paper Doll

These are a lot of fun to make, to paint and to decorate with :)   I think that they would also make cure Christmas Ornaments.  Personally I have a few paper dolls hanging around my desk and painting area all year long.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Etsy? Oy vey.

I forgot how much work goes into selling art online...Hours spent everyday trying to find new ways to get my work seen by people while I would much rather spend that time painting, but what can ya do?  It really seems like it was a lot easier a few years ago before I had started using Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest etc. , I would just list my work on Ebay and people would buy.  If I only knew that the years I stopped selling online would hurt my ability to sell now I would have forced myself to keep selling no matter what!  When my computer broke and I stopped being able to sell on Etsy and Ebay a few years back I lost all of my repeat buyers and even worse it seems like millions of artists have joined the ranks of Etsy Shop owners.  It gets so incredibly frustrating!  Like I was saying--hours self promoting and listing new items everyday and I have had one single solitary sale since I returned to my Etsy Shop.
Ah well as the saying goes, "you live and learn" and I'll be damned if I stop selling now, lol.  So I read this morning that I should have at least 100 items in my shop to hope to be able to compete with other sellers and I think I have around 37 right now heh.

In other news here: I think our feral friend Frankie the fluffiest schizophrenic kitty is pregnant.  She is usually extremely skittish and scratches if you try to pet her but this week she is being Frankie The Friendliest Cat in America and has been spending the day sitting on my daughter :P

New stuff in my Etsy shop, gearing up for Christmas!  Come take a look!