RE Websites: My first website for Art Promotions was artpro.com I have kept that one going since 1996 or 98. I transplanted the domain from one hosting server located on the East Coast to another on the West Coast some time ago. But as the internet and social media grew, I've launched pages or websites on various platforms like Facebook and Pinterest and WIX. Some are more oriented to the movie Christmas Ride (PG) such as the one on Weebly: www.artprofilms.com Others are more art related, like this one on fineartamerica.com
But now I have added a WordPress blog to the artpro domain, because I find WordPress easier to update than the original artpro.com. You can find it at
artpro.com/WordPress/ SCROLL DOWN past the photo/video to see the entries.
Again, I ask everyone to take time to SUBSCRIBE to my Art Promotions YouTube channel blessings427 located at youtube.com/blessings427 while it is still free. I have over 150 short inspirational and sometimes educational videos on art, music, film, travel. I need to reach 1000 subscribers by Feb 20. Thanks so much.
Happy New Year. Can you believe it? Hello, 2018. I really need your help now regarding my YouTube Channel, blessings427. YouTube has made a policy change requiring 400 subscribers per channel, or else no monetization of the videos there. Plus a certain amount of Watch Time of a channel's content is now required in order to continue monetizing their channels (i.e., have the videos carry ads, which at a certain amount of watch time is supposed to pay something to the creator.) It's free to subscribe and enables one to view around 200 short family oriented public videos I've uploaded there from 2011 until the present. My video content is on [surprise!] ART, film, music, travel and inspiration. I hope you will take a few minutes and visit www.youtube.com/blessings427 and SUBSCRIBE right away. You will only get notifications of new uploads there, such as through email, if you also click a little BELL symbol. You can also find my New Playlist there for the Videos I created and uploaded during 2017. I think you will find them enjoyable. There are over 50 Playlists organized by subject matter, location, year, length, etc. Here is the one for 2017: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhRMKPNzhg7QaT8NihAvPDJxpIRON_Hba Thanks so much.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. There are several Christmas images on my page.
This link is supposed to highlight my most recent video on my YouTube channel blessings427. Let's see if it works here.
In order to Subscribe to the YouTube channel blessings427 from an RSS feed, visit this link
www.youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?channel_id=UCKezzBmEp0dlilHN5Kx5_zA You may need to copy and paste the link, by pressing command and C to copy on your Mac or possisbly Control C on a Windows PC. Then use the Command and V while hovering over your URL line.
New. Fleece Blankets in two sizes. Fine Art America just introduced FLEECE BLANKETS featuring my designs. So please select some images you love and order. I created a Collection with suggested images for the Blankets or Duvets. Featured image is a landscape painting called Belmont.
Lucky us. Fine Art America just introduced SPIRAL NOTESBOOKS featuring all our art images on the cover. So please select some images you love and order as school supplies, memo pads, city journals, and for stocking stuffers at Christmas. In my artwork, 184 images here, you can find images for the construction worker, and the painter, the gardner, the lyricist, the architect, the poet, and much more. Abstracts or representational selections are offered via the Collections or Gallery tab.
Our spiral notebooks are 6" wide x 8" tall and include 120 pages of lined paper. Artwork is printed on the front cover, and the back cover is medium gray in color. As always, custom printed art products come with a 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee.
I also uploaded a new painting recently called "Everlasting Vine." Your comments below the art image and purchases are greatly appreciated.
Finally, just the gift for the man who has everything, . . . Industrial strength, Strong as Steel Coffee Mugs. At this link you will find all the coffee mug images of my art: https://fineartamerica.com/artists/karen+francis/coffee+mugs I'm suggesting a set of four or six on a theme. Cups come in 11 oz and 15 oz size. Or just collect them all. . .
One new painting also added today called "Everlasting Vine."
Hope everyone had a fun Halloween. I've uploaded a new ID photo here today on fineartamerica.com in my pirate costume this year.
Have you noticed the NEW product offering of Yoga Mats here on FAA? I just created a collection (or gallery) of 15 artworks from the 185 I offer online. I feel these may be suited to this new product: YOGA MATS. Each custom printed art product includes the customary 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee.
The Yoga Mats materials are ECO friendly PVC with the art image on the front and a black textured dimpled back, the size is 24" x 72" and .25" thick.
Price for the Yoga Mat includes a black carrying case with shoulder strap. FAA accepts credit cards. You may need to click on another item such as a Throw Pillow in the design you are interested in, and then scroll down, in order to click through to the Yoga Mat (Additional Products) order page.
Some of the artworks in the Collection include Fusion Fun, Dixon Gardens, Lido Palm, Life Overflowing, Light in the Darkness White,
Memphis Street Scene, Planting a Dream, Place of Light, Seascape Abstracted, and Sweet Williams. Click the picture next to this blog post, or the link from the title https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/karen-francis.html?tab=artworkgalleries&artworkgalleryid=758043 to check out the collection.
P.S. I'm still adding short videos to my youtube channel at www.youtube.com/blessings427 which focuses on ART, film, travel and inspiration. I need a lot more subscriptions (they are FREE) in order to open up various producer bennies from YouTube. Subscribers receive notifications of new uploads, and occasionally access to videos otherwise not made public. Thanks.
(Memphis, TN) People often ask (sure they do:)), how can I be supportive of artists without spending any money? On fineartamerica.com there are many opportunities, such as writing a comment below images you like. Or, if an artist has the social media Share buttons Enabled on the page of an artwork that you have enlarged, you can Share the work to Facebook, Pinterest, Stumbled Upon, Twitter. This brings the work to the eyes of others who may be in a collecting mood.
In my case you can also Like these pages: http://www.facebook.com/ArtPromotions and http://www.facebook.com/ChristmasRide
Liking a page on Facebook gives you a notification of new posts from those pages, I believe.
Sometimes (for Friends) you need to have clicked on the drop down menu for the friend, and clicked on Notifications, in order to receive updates. Occasionally, perhaps during a software update by Facebook, some of those drop away, and you have to reset them.
You can also be supportive of me by subscribing to my youtube channel blessings427. Subscribing is free and then you are sent email notifications of new uploads to that page, if you have clicked the notification "bell" suymbol. My channel focuses on art, film, travel with videos I've made. It also includes clips and trailers for the PG rated feature film CHRISTMAS RIDE and Playlists on a variety of subjects, including ART by other video/film producers.
You can also attend and tell your friends about the art openings of artists you know. For example, I just learned that FAA photography artist Jon Woodham is having an art opening at the Library in Collierville, TN tomorrow, Saturday, July 11. http://fineartamerica.com/events/artist-reception-jon-woodhams-photography-exhibit.html
Thanks for your interest and support.
Memphis honors Elvis Presley during this week each year at the anniversary of his death. Since many artists have painted this singer, today I added a PLAYLIST of Elvis Paintings on my youtube channel blessings427. There are many speed painting demonstrations among the 11 videos there.
Please SUBSCRIBE to the blessings427 channel. It's Free. You do not have to upload videos to join YouTube. You can Like or make Playlists of your favorite type of videos. To receive email notifications of new uploads to the Art Promotions channel, blessings427, there is a bell icon to click when you subscribe.
If you have a video you wish to add to the Elvis Paintings Playlist on the subject, you can add it at the link on this blog post tied to Click Here for More Information. Or copy and paste into your browser URL line this link:
I recently traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico and Las Vegas, Nevada. The terrain is so different there than in the South. I found it very beautiful and inspiring. I also learned there is a Prague, Oklahoma as I drove the many miles from Memphis and back.
Naturally, I hope to paint from the photos I made and edit additional short videos for the youtube.com/blessings427 website where I upload them.
I added an Arizona artist to the ones I follow here on FAA because his paintings seem to capture the West quite beautifully.
This is an additional website for my company, Art Promotions: http://artpromotions.business.site/
Also, you can also visit Art Promotions on Yelp at https://www.yelp.com/biz/art-promotions-cordova-2
Anyone who has had a good experience with my company is invited to write a review of it on Yelp. I understand they limit the information I can publish there until they have five verifying reviews from other Yelp members. Art Promotions is on Manta.com, Local.com and facebook.com/ArtPromotions too.