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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Email links

It can be fascinating watching trends in webhits. Somebody today put a link to the older feathers page in an email and mass-mailed it. I'm suddenly seeing scores of webhits from all over the globe. It's fascinating to watch the progression of this forwarded link and all its destinations.

Following webhits, geography, etc. is very helpful. You can track what "advertising" is proving to be most effective. Additionally, I tend to see more direct hits or hits through searches coming from a particular area that I've sent work to recently, be it a commission or whatever.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Creative advertising

I wanted to share this one, as I put it to use last Fall.
Checks In The Mail

I put this image of my orca painting on my order. They were fast, efficient, and did a beautiful job! They softened the image, yet kept enough clarity so that one could easily see the design, but not so much so that any writing on the check would be difficult to read. Because of the dimensions of my image, even after Photoshopping, I had a bit of dead space at the bottom behind the bank numbers. They took care of that by feathering the bottom edge of the image.

I will definitely be using this company again! The checks certainly serve their advertising purpose, too. They have initiated quite a few questions about the sort of art I do.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Feather Post

American Goldfinches. Click the image for the full scene.

This, among others, will be on display at the Good Earth Home, Garden, and Living show in Eugene.