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Hello HandmadeCloud.com

Ten facts about HandmadeCloud

  1. The monthly newsletter sign-up works
  2. Not all categories have product in them yet
  3. Payments in Canadian Dollars (CAD) are securely handled offsite via Paypal or by Local Pick-up
  4. Check-out and Registration work seamlessly
  5. Gift cards will be available soon
  6. Flat rate shipping for Canada, USA and internationally
  7. You can shop by colour or other…
  8. This site is a work in progress
  9. Eight months is a long time to be keeping a domain name secret
  10. Digital downloads will be available sooner than later and be licensed in a happy CC kind of way

And after all this, if you notice a glaring bug, don’t hesitate to contact me, or if, you just want to say something that won’t cause me angst about this site… those words, phrases and sentences are most, welcome to.

😉

Something fabulous is going to happen on Wednesday…

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That illusive e-commerce art site that I’ve been working on for months is being launched this Wednesday. For REAL!

Seriously.

Glitches and all.

One can find problems and issues with each and every site on the internet, but to delay the launch date of a site over and over again when it’s only an aesthetic that’s waning and no longer the core functionality that is causing trouble, is at best, both financially and spiritually draining. When working for oneself, it’s possible to find fault with almost anything.

And the hours…

Many good folks are due a huge thank you for the coding help (both paid and unpaid) and for the stupendous mental support you’ve given me over the last year. In no particular order, here they are by first name only… Louella, John, Andrew, Gus, Vikki, Christopher, Donovan, Sarah, Aron, Stephen, Tricia, Darren and Andreas and the many others who read my Tweets and Facebook and Blog Updates.

You all listened to me via email, Skype and in person when I freaked out on more than one occassion. You all pushed me in your own way by providing answers, alternative ideas or in the least provoked me by telling me to give up and get a real job.

About one month ago I REALLY did consider getting that real job.

So, please do come back here on Wednesday morning for the launch of HC. Yes, that is an acronym, and it doesn’t stand for…

Three personal blog reader emails to share with you

Just over four years have passed since I first began blogging on March 6th, 2006. In essence I have a Bachelor of Blogging. And people are writing to me with their stories, gratitude and sometimes just to say hi.

I thought I’d share a few emails with you that I’ve received over the last few weeks from readers of this blog. They have been reproduced with permission and names changed if requested. All moved me in their own way and even brought me to tears… This is why I blog. This is what inspires me. Continue reading

Customer Appreciation Photos!

Recently a few customers of mine have posted their photos of artwork they have purchased from me to their Facebook account and tagged said photo with my name. Oddly enough they are all from men. 😉

The first is from Chris who purchased Baby Shower, for his wife when he found out she was pregnant, for their babies nursery.

The second is from Andrew. He purchased both Radiant Melana and Grace.

The third is from Scott who has purchased multiple pieces for gifts. The artwork he tagged is of Set It Free which you can grab the 5×7 version for free from the Free Downloads page.

Thanks so much guys for showing me how you have displayed my artwork. If you have pictures of my art on display feel free to send them to me. I’d love to see them! My email is eastvanesica _AT_ gmail {dot} com.

And conversely do add me as a friend on facebook for regular updates. i’m hoping to get a Facebook Fanpage set up and running soon. I’ll announce here when it’s live!

UPDATE – KJ McLean from MyCreatedLife just emailed me her photo of Milton the Fish, Annabelle the Fish and Emily the Fish! so cute! Love your kitty cat staring up at them! Thank you KJ!

And the winner of the end of 2009 art giveaway is

Cathy Horner from Johnson City, Tennessee with this comment that I drew randomly last night using a random number generator!

Cathy is a multi-media artist. Go and visit her blog!

Congratulations Cathy and thanks so much to everyone who entered and for sharing what you were thankful for in 2009 with me. There were a record breaking 210 comments and 47 Tweets on the post!

I am in the process of writing my 2010 goals and will share them with you as I did with my 2009 goals all tomorrow!

The 2009 End of Year Art Giveaway

Comments are now closed… I’ll be announcing the winner tomorrow!

Well, thank you so much for reading this blog and commenting, listening, tweeting, facebooking and for buying my art. I’m honoured to have you in my life. Simply leave a comment on this post about what you are thankful for this year and you’ll be entered into my End of Year Art Giveaway.

The prize package is $165 worth of handmade by me goods

$26 – 2010 Art Calendar (12 month handmade print sampler)
$24 – Limited Edition ABC print in 8.5×11 inches (not yet available in the shop)
$20 – Do you love me print (8×8 inches)
$5 – Milton the Fish Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays greeting cards
$8 – Framed Sunflowering Times ACEO mini print
$24 – Children’s Scrap Paper Pack
$7 – Package of Mushrooms (Pastel Edition) Miniature Greeting Cards
$12 – Day Dreams (5×5 print)
$24 – Spotted Eddie (matted to 8×10 inches)
$15 – Set of four Beachy Beachy Beach greeting cards

For bonus entries you can do one or all of the following:

  • Tweet about this giveaway to your followers
  • Share it on Facebook with your friends
  • Post it to your blog
  • Email it to your friends
  • Subscribe to this blog via email or RSS (if you are already subscribed simply leave a separate comment stating so)

Each time you do one of the above make sure to come back to this post and leave a comment stating what you did and link to it if possible and you’ll get that additional entry. Please write each additional entry in a separate comment as I’ll be using a random number generator to draw the winner!

This giveaway closes on January 2, 2010. The winning comment will be randomly drawn on January 3, 2010. This giveaway is open to all residents of earth. The winner has 48 hours to claim the prize package once notified by email before another winner is drawn. The winner will be announced publicly on the blog.

Merry Christmas Everyone! xo

Happy Thanksgiving

Today I am thankful to be alive albeit sick with the flu.
Today I am thankful to have you in my life.
Today I am thankful to be earning a living with my art.
Today I am thankful to own my own home.
Today I am thankful Missy is better and blinking that eye again.
Today I am humbled.

And there is so much more that I am thankful for but I am sick and moving a little slower than usual and must step away from the computer to begin the weekly housekeeping of the tenants rooms today so that later I can relax at my folks place for turkey dinner. Yum! xo