Copyright Gretchen Little 2006-2011

Just because it's on the Internet doesn't mean you can take it and use it.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Heart Agate Mug Wrap

I took a previous design that was just one heart and made it wrap around a mug. I like it, if I do say so myself. :)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Pink Speckled Heart Art

This looks especially great with the colored inside mug option in either red or black.

I think I do my best work when I don't think about it too much.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New Home for heArt-a-Day

I started the original heArt-a-Day site on Wordpress in May 2007. Back then I didn't know anything about backlinks or affiliate sites or Google Adwords and I was just experimenting with keeping a blog. Now it's time for heArt-a-Day to grow up.

In the beginning I was rediscovering my artistic self after having learned how to use Photoshop. I set a job for myself to draw a heart a day. I chose hearts because I knew I couldn't screw up drawing a heart and also because I knew that most people liked them. I have said I was planning on doing 1000 hearts and I might get there but probably not any time soon.

In an effort to be completely transparent (and because the FCC now demands it), what follows is my disclosure of how I make an income (or not) from this blog.

If you click on a link to Amazon from this blog and buy something I'll get a commission. But I won't list anything unless it's something I love.

I sell things at Zazzle so obviously I'll make some money if you buy something from there via this blog.

Links to other artists are just because I like them (and sometimes they link back to me). If that helps them make a sale, though, I'm happy to have helped.

Links to Photoshop brush sites are required in order for me to use the brushes for free. And BSilvia at Graphics Illustrations is a great artist friend of mine anyway.

If you click on a Google ad I will make a tiny little percentage per click. I don't control exactly what ads get posted, however. That's Google's department.

At this point I think it's silly for anybody to spend hours and hours writing a blog (or publishing anything on the Web) without attempting to get some sort of compensation, especially when it doesn't cost you, the reader/consumer, anything extra.