October 31, 2012

Life is better with art!

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Loved this pillow and had to share it! Art adds color, imagination, inspiration and beauty to our lives. Life is Better With Art. Fun, unique and creative painting and text design by Victoria Lynn Hall.

"While my designs are unique, I like to think that each of them represents something universal in the human experience. The biggest compliment I ever get on my designs is when someone sees one and declares, "that is SO me!" Every time that happens, I feel a little less alone in the world."
Victoria Lynn Hall
Today's Best October 25, 2012

All I want for Christmas is...

Hello friends and followers!

As I shared with you before, this October month I joined a Facebook Group called Affiliate Junction. I liked it because it's a new one. The Group has a small experience going on. Example. The Group created a Christmas Promotion Thread to highlight some products specially created for the Season. Now the Group members are promoting these products any way members want so it gets some extra-visibility online. Then the Members share in the Group if there were any results out from those efforts. The Group wants to provide an opportunity for members to interact and to learn how to get more sales and referrals. I am happy to say that I've already learned some new things about promoting products on Zazzle and I got sales that I have no doubt are a response to the collaborative efforts.

So I am creating my second Affiliate Junction Promotion Thread and this one is all about Christmas. What do you want for Christmas? I am sure that many of you just wish for a blessed day with family, or at least the ones close enough, to get together around a nice table, with good food, on a cozy home. Other ones no doubt will go for a Christmas full of twinkling lights, glistening gold, and shimmering silver! But many, many other longs for the Season so they can exchange gifts - electronics and perfumes and toys and sweets, books and clothes, anything goes! Usually, I create a lot of handmade gifts to exchange because I do love crafts. And then there's always the Zazzle gift possibility! To help you choose within such a big market, I bring you some of this Group Zazzle's products. Check it all!

October 30, 2012

I survived Sandy Storm of the century tshirts

Few things in nature can compare to the destructive force of a hurricane. The term hurricane is derived from Huracan, a god of evil recognized by the Tainos, an ancient aboriginal tribe from Central America. In other parts of the world, hurricanes are known by different names. In the western Pacific and China Sea area, hurricanes are known as typhoons, from the Cantonese tai-fung, meaning great wind. In Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, and Australia, they are known as cyclones, and finally, in the Philippines, they are known as baguios.Click on the above link to understand how hurricane is formed.

Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Hurricanes/

Last week I read about a hurricane called Sandy on the internet. It was moving from the Bahamas into the Atlantic Ocean. Americans were calling it Frankenstorm because of its arrival on the eve of Hallowe’en.I remembered Katrina and what it did to New Orleans, a city I allways wanted to visit. I learned the storm could move toward major U.S cities. If that happened Hurricane Sandy could be one of the most destructive hurricanes to strike the U.S. East Coast in many years. The storm was expected to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale, which ranks storms from one to five based on maximum wind speeds and destructive potential.

Hurricane Sandy has caused significant damage in New York City and along the Mid-Atlantic coast. Flooding has been reported and lots of snow falling too. Nearly eight million people were without power this morning up and down the East coast. Today I watched several videos and photos showing a great deal of destruction on New York City. It's just too sad to loose what we have, our belongings, our house, a pet. Or, worse, a friend, family. There are at least 100 persons dead. I also watched photos of destruction in Cuba, Domenican Republic and Haiti. Hurricane Sandy’s toll in the Caribbean amounts to at least 69 dead, thousands homeless and few funds available to rebuild. Yet, the Caribbean picture does not have the media spotlight as USA does. In Portugal we don´t have to deal with this unfortunate experience but some meteorologists say that the future can be different. As you know we have a long coastline.I really wish that all my American Zazzle friends are ok.

Meanwhile I found lots of tee-shirts about Frankenstorm ready to shop online.I might consider to design one Hurricane Sandy tshirt if any fund to help American or Caribeean people rebuild somewhere comes to my knowledge. Maybe you remember that I did it for japanese people and kiwi. Normaly I would not have designed two tshirts motivated by natural disasters, it's just too sad. But I designed a tshirt to Japan Earthquake Relief Fund and another to Christchurch Earthquake Relief Fund in New Zealand where my friend Ross was trying to raise some money.I think there are already enough propositions to choose from on Zazzle. Slide down to discover Sandy Storm tshirts some Zazzlers have created already.

October 26, 2012

October 25, 2012

Do you feel like shopping today?

I recently joined a Group on Facebook that's called Affiliate Junction. I did it for several reasons: to get help and to help other fellow Zazzlers to achieve more sales. Willingness to cooperate is all that you need if you want to join too! This is very important if we want to succeed in the market. Visibility means you have to reach your audience and get your products out there. This is a demanding task and to join efforts on promotion seemed to me like a very good idea.

Many times I have written about the loneliness of the creative process. Time and detachment are needed but sometimes I feel like I'm in my own cocoon!! So I also joined this and other Facebook groups so I have some company around.

This is my first contribution. Take a look of some of the work created by Affiliate Junction Group! Do you feel like shopping today? If you're looking for a gift, this might be it! Christmas is coming, it's time to start looking! We have beautiful calendars about beautiful digitally remastered photography of classic Woody Cars, kaleidoscopes color, yummy chocolate! We have pillows inspired by romantic Paris, roses and warm colors! We have iPhone5 Cases with flowers, damask, electronic memories, and animals! And more! Enjoy!

October 22, 2012

#10 Zazzle Stores: Tammy Winand

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Tammy Winand is on Zazzle and she caught my attention because she was travelling places that I would like to visit very much. Then I discovered she does street, landscape, and architectural travel photography and photojournalism. She's been to India and Nepal with a focus on Himalayan cultures and Tibet in Exile. I found that project of hers quite interesting and sent her a message about the importance of knowing cultural diversity and how that can enriches us all. 

Here's Tammy Winand's artist's statement:
"I create art and photography focused on connections. Connections between the past and the present, between different cultures, between man and nature, even between colors and forms.
I am strongly influenced by the architecture and handicrafts of ancient civilizations, by sacred spaces, the native traditions of unique world cultures, and by the power of nature to reclaim what man has built into the landscape. My goal is to translate my life experience and journey through symbolism which can be interpreted by a broad audience.
Through my work, I hope to inspire others to reach for their dreams and live full rich lives."
And here's some of her photographic work from Cryptic Fragments Zazzle Store. Tammy has more stores online. Please, check her stores, promote her stores. 

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Sadhu Posters by crypticfragments
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