Okay, I need some help.
And I am picking your collective brains.
If you don't mind.
And in exchange, I have a bribe, ahem, I mean a prize. A give away for the best idea/advice.
So here it is...
My mom is a super great and talented artist. See?
She does folk art, lots of prints to hang on your walls, on your kid's walls, on your parent's walls, on your dog's walls. Rich dogs have art on their dog house walls. Right? (As a dog owner, parent and grandparent she paints, draws what is closest to her heart. Although I now have her working on some tri stuff. She doesn't think that people would hang tri art on their walls. I beg to differ. I totally would. Nice art. I would.)
Well, the problem is that my mom is a great artist, but not so great at the new media thing. (Twitter, Facebook, blogging, etc.) I keep telling her how she needs to utilize this resource, create a FB page, get a twitter account....just get her name and work out there in the social media world. IT'S FREE! And totally untapped for her. Well, after me telling her for the seventhousandth time, she just told me basically to eff off and do it myself. (Okay, she didn't really say that, but I am sure she was thinking it.;)
So, this is me. Doing it myself. I want any and all ideas you all have to help me help her become the Oprah of the folk art world. :) Social media, website, FB, twitter, contests....etc. Just ideas like how best to use social media to her advantage, what to do, etc.
Her art sells itself...my job is, now, to get it in front of more people to see it, then buy it, then we can all retire to our gold boat and burn hundred dollar bills for warmth.
The best idea gets a free print of hers. Pick from the ones below! I will send it to you. Winner will be announced on Monday.
Everyone put your thinking caps on! Thanks!! Post 'em to comments or just email me directly.
Choice #1 -- You Are My Sunshine. Her best seller ever.
Choice #2 -- I Love You to the Moon and Back --- E has this in her room.
Choice #3 -- Play with Me.