*My Crows* *My Art* *My Way*

Friday, January 27, 2017

Hey Everyone 😃
Hope you're all happy and doing well!
I was able to take some pictures today, so I am very happy!
The first 4 paintings are all aceo's (2.5" x 3.5")

"Follow Your Dreams"
The next painting, you've seen larger.  I was asked to create it smaller. I changed the name and the design of it.
"Nature's Beauty"
"Be Love"
"Shake Your  Tail Feathers"
The next painting is  4" x 6". It's on the same paper as the aceo's.
"Mother's Love"
Take Care!
Big Hugs!

Monday, January 23, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all well 😊
I didn't realize I hadn't posted anything on my blog for awhile!
I'm almost finished my painting for Finland and in between that, I've been still doing lots of research!
On top of the other places I have mentioned to you, I've also checked out, Red Bubble, Society 6, cafe press and Merch Amazon.

I've been looking at everything! Customer service, where merchandise is made, complaints, etc. Some people might think I'm crazy doing all of this, but I want to make sure if I'm putting my art on something, I want it to be the best and I want to make sure my customers are happy!

Through my research, I like Zazzle and Red Bubble the best. They have merchandise that is made in Canada and the United States. They carry plus sizes. The reviews are pretty good and they offer exchanges and returns.

I noticed many people will put their art on everything. I'm not going to do that! Only things, that I think are good quality! I like that both these places carry "different" things.

Merch Amazon, I have read amazing reviews on, but it's only by "invite".

Just a little advice, (when purchasing from these places), make sure to read the description fully before purchasing anything! When I was going through comments on the reviews, so many times people would be saying, the t-shirt fits small. I would look in the description and it states, t-shirt fits small! Or, image not bright on silk scarf. Again, looking at the description, it states, art on silk scarves not bright, due to fabric!

I have one more thing to tell you, which I am very happy about! I found a Canadian company! Happy Dance! Called Art Of Where (from Montreal)! I love the clothes they make!  The only two things are, they don't carry plus sizes, yet and they don't offer returns. (If something is really off they will, but not because you changed your mind.) My question to all of you is, would you buy from a store, that doesn't offer returns? Would really like to know!

Sorry for having two posts about this! You must be bored! Hopefully I will make my mind up by the end of January and get started!

We haven't had sun for like 10 days now! Not good for picture taking! So, I will leave you with another sneak peak 😀
Big Hugs

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Hi Everyone
Hope you're all well!
I've been doing tones of research! Fun stuff! I feel I am making a big step and I want to make sure about everything!

Vida, has been amazing with me! Continually answering all my questions and even telling me, that they want to make sure I am ok with everything, before I join.
The only things I don't like, is that they don't carry plus sizes, yet!
Also, if I put one of my paintings on there, I can't put that same painting on any other site, if it's going to be placed on clothing, even if I deleted my account. If my account is deleted, they have no right to my painting, it can't be produced, with out my permission, but I still can't use it on any other site for clothing.
And, when you place an order with them, it usually takes 6-8 weeks to get it.
I have been talking to another Canadian artist, that is on there. She has been with Vida, since they have started. She loves the products. How they are made and shipped. The only thing she told me, if I was to purchase some to sell in Canada, I do have to pay import fees and if I was just to purchase something to wear, there would probably be duty fees. So, with the exchange on our dollar, and the other fees, it would be expensive. But, if you live in the United States, no problems! LOL!
Saying all of that, I do like the company and the clothing!

Besides Vida, I have been looking into Fine Art America and Pixels (which Fine Art America owns). On here they have t-shirts, sweatshirts, cards, and prints of your art, which can be on canvas or framed. I have heard many good things about this company! High quality! They have mens, ladies, and baby clothing. Plus sizes, up to a 3x! Home decor, etc. (What I really like is there quality for prints! If I have my art on prints, I want my customers to get high quality! But then, I want that for my customers in everything they purchase!)

Next, I have been looking in Zazzle. Basically the same, but they have leggings, and everything else! LOL!

So, what to do?? I was thinking of all 3! To start off, maybe 9 designs spread out through 3 places.

Sorry about the long post! Just wanted to let you know what I've been doing!
I will leave you with a sneak peak of a new baby crow I've been working on.
Big Hugs

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Hi Everyone
Hope you're all well!
I've been working on my special order for Finland.
Do you remember this painting?
Well, my special order lady loved it so much, she wanted a bigger size of this painting. I was actually kind of nervous, because I had never painted a baby crow so big before! I've been taking some pictures of the different stages in creating the baby crow. I have to use many layers of paint, to get it looking right.
This is where I am now.
I want to thank you for all the well wishes on the "clothing" and for the advice on checking everything out! The company is called Vida. I have to say, I've been bugging them almost everyday with questions! They have been AMAZING!! Truly amazing! (It's almost like Zazzle) I haven't started anything yet! I'm still looking through pictures of my paintings.
These are some of the paintings I'm thinking of.

There are like 10 more I like too! LOL! I have to really play with everything and see how it goes. For
those of you who just started to follow me last year, some of these paintings are from 2 years ago. Thanks again everyone for all your well wishes! Means everything to me!
Big Hugs!

Friday, January 6, 2017

Hi Everyone!
Hope you're all doing well!
In between working on my special order painting for Finland, I've been doing some research.

For the past 2 years, and 2017, would be the third year, a company has kept e-mailing me, about if I would be interested in putting my art on their clothes. I kept deleting the e-mails. Well, on January 1st, I get another e-mail from them stating, that they are really serious.

I thought, well, they have sent these many e-mails to me, maybe I should look into it. There are many designers from all over the world, who do this with them. The company is very well known and they give back to the communities, that produce their clothing, (like literacy programs).

From what I understand, they reach out to the designers they want. Then I have to start designing! I get to pick what I want my art on. Let's say it's a t-shirt. I decide the background colour, and where to place my art. I could have a heart on the sleeve and a baby crow in the front.

I think it's pretty exciting! I also have to take a picture of my signature, because it will be on every piece that is mine. Isn't that cool??? Deciding if I should write Stacy MagicLoveCrow, or MLC, or Stacy MLC, or Stacy MLC MagicLoveCrow or MagicLoveCrow! LOL!

It's going to take some time, because I have to sit down and really design every piece of garment. Even though it will take time, I think it's going to be fun.

This is an example of some of their "dressier" tops.

Then they have boyfriend t-shirts and tanks.

This sheer wrap, I think would look really dramatic in black, with one of my "Moon Crow's" on the back.
I also love this tote.
There are scarves in all shapes and pillows, but I don't know about that for right now? Maybe the pillows, but I was thinking on a scarf, you wouldn't be able to see the art? But, then I was thinking, someone might display it in their home?
I have all these ideas running through my head! LOL! The good thing is, I can do two designs and maybe a month later add another.
On my right hand side bar, the crow with the moon, that says, Never Dim Your Light For Nobody, I think that would be a cool one for a t-shirt.

There are also dresses. I think they add different styles of clothes through the seasons.
"When" I get this all going, I will show everything to you!

If there is anything you would like to see on a garment, let me know. From past art work, to new art work. I have to sit down and really think of what paintings I want on the clothes.

Big Hugs

Monday, January 2, 2017

Hi Everyone!
I hope 2017 is going well so far!
The sun came out, so I managed to get some pictures.

These first ones, are all 4" x 6" on acid free linen canvas paper. The same I make my aceo's (2.5" x 3.5") out of. I decided to start doing some paintings like this, because our postage is suppose to go up again in the middle of January!
"In The Nest"
"Listening To Messages"
"Standing Brave"
I finished "I Am Worthy"! This is a large painting! 12" x 24" canvas.
Some closeups.
Now I have to rearrange my shop and my blog. I like doing that at the beginning of the year!
Big Hugs!