Friday, November 30, 2018

Support an Artist Without Spending a Dime

Tis' the season, and that means that some of your favorite artist's and illustrators will be posting work and products they created for the holidays. If you are anything like me, you don't buy a lot of gifts. Maybe you make your own gifts or just don't celebrate in a huge way but you still want to support the independent sellers and artists. Here's how to do just that and it won't cost a penny!

All you have to do is SHARE!

Here are a few simple ways to do it.


FACEBOOK
Share an artist's shop updates.

When an artist posts new work, hit the "share" button and say something like " Check out so in so's page, I love her/his work!" or "Isn't this cute?"

Also, giving the image a "Like" doesn't hurt either.

paula joerling

How cute is this little Mini-Bot from Robin Davis Studio? I simply had to share it on my FB page for all my friends to see!


INSTAGRAM
"Like", comment and re-gram the images. 

If you think a friend or colleague would be interested in the artists feed, tag them in the comments.

paula joerling


See what I did there? In the comment section I tagged someone. I want this cute Artsy Bag from my friends over at  Aunt Henri for Christmas. That guy I tagged happens to be my husband. Hopefully he will get the hint!


ETSY

Like shops and items by clicking the heart.

If you are already on etsy and are looking at an artist's shop, click the heart. It helps that artist get found more easily in the search and this means everything to an etsy seller!
You can favorite the whole shop or individual items.
paula joerling


All I did was clicked the heart under Angela Staehling's name to favorite her shop. I happen to love these little trays so I also clicked the heart next to the listing-so easy....
Also, you can help spread the word more by clicking the "Share" "Save" or "Tweet" buttons.



PINTEREST

Pin an artist's images and shops to your boards.



Start a board called "Shops I Like" or "Art I Like" and pin images from an artist's etsy page or blog?  Naturally you can also re-pin it to  board that you already have.

paula joerling

I pinned this tea towel by Tammy Smith Designs to my Pinterest board titled "Tea Towels". I pinned it directly from her website so that if someone clicks on the pin, it will go directly back to her shop.


Easy right? and you are helping spread the word which is so important to an artist and independent sellers.  I know I greatly appreciate all of the shares, comments and hearts that I get on various forms of social media. 

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start clicking!

As always, thanks for stopping by!



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