Saturday, February 23

A digression and tentative gardening link

I think I have mentioned before that I upload some of my photos to an online site called mydoodle where my images are offered by them for people to use in order to create their own wall art or greetings card designs. I'd never thought of doing this until mydoodle - formally known as Createtoday emailed me and asked me to consider this project. I receive a small amount of commission if any designs are used and so I decided why not? 

As usual when I start something new the idea grows and this resulted in me setting up a blog and website both called Designs on Nature.
Then earlier this month I visited one of the blogs that I follow Graphically UK  where Helene mentioned that she had started doing the same thing but used a company called Fine Art America. 

I visited the site and was interested as this site doesn't just operate in the UK but has a more international audience.  Wouldn't it be exciting if one of my images turned up on a wall in the USA or Japan etc.?

I was concerned that Helene would think I was just nudging in on her act and so I emailed her and asked if she would mind me signing up to also use FAA and as a result of our email 'conversation' I decided to upload a small number of images and see what happened. Helene has an extensive portfolio which is worth a look - mine is nothing like as wide ranging.

If you fancy having a peep or maybe even having a go at uploading photos yourself you could have a peep at my mydoodle portfolio here of my FAA portfolio here. The tentative gardening link is that you will probably recognise some of the images as ones I've used on this blog.

Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments http://glallotments.blogspot.co.uk/ author S Garrett

16 comments:

  1. Good luck with the venture, hope you get some sales.

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    1. It would be nice but on the other hand I'm just playing

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  2. They are both wonderful showcases for your excellent photos, good luck.

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  3. Some really beautiful photos there, Sue. Let's hope you sell a few! The trouble is that these days there are HUGE numbers of photos available on the internet, so the competition for viewers / buyers will probably be very stiff.

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    1. I'm not too bothered about sales, Mark - it's more as a bit of a hobby with a purpose although I have sold a few bits and pieces through mydoodle.

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  4. Good luck with your new venture Sue even if you don't sell many you haven't lost anything - but I am sure buyers will be beating down the door.

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    1. I think the door will be fairly safe Elaine. My amateur stuff is mixed in with some created by professionals!

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  5. Hello Sue! Your photos are awesome and I think you do right to showcase them! I just don't know how you find the time for all your ventures! :)

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    1. It's called being retired and turning a blind eye to housework and ironing Anna! Well that is until it taps on my shoulder.

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  6. Good luck Sue, you deserve to do well as your pics are really good

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  7. Pretty pictures to be put on show! Good luck Sue!

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  8. Hope it all goes well for you Sue. Keep us updated on how it goes.

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    1. Will do Tanya. I have sold a few things through Mydoodle not much but the point is someone liked the images enough to use them and that's the excitement of it. I'm also using them for my cards as I can never find a card I like in the shops and it saves the hassle of going looking. I made one for a friend using a photo of his dog and he was delighted with it and gave it pride of place on his coffee table.

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