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Irie in Butterflies — 2 Comments

  1. Hi Diane,
    I am glad that your client gave you permission to use her dog’s image in your work. Irie looks really focused on those butterflies! These animal portraits seem like they could be quite viable to me. Have you done any print advertising to let people know you can do this portraits? For instance, locally we have many different types of weekly and monthly journals. I know print ads can be pricey (depending), but maybe even ads in their classified section, pointing to your website for more info, might generate more interest.
    ~Sue O’Kieffe

  2. Hi Sue –
    I haven’t done paid print advertising yet. I have done local shows and local fairs and I always have had business cards and flyers to hand out. A fair amount of these (enhanced animals series) cards and prints have sold. I carry my business cards with me.

    Two clients have asked me to do personal portraits of their animal companions and I have a possible request for a child in the flowers. I have also been featured locally in the newspaper.

    I do need to redesign my business cards and get them printed. There are so many thigs to do and I need to prioritize. I have been asking clients to wite a few sentences about working with me – and I have been putting them on my website (www.dianeclancy.com).

    Word of mouth has helped a lot. My profit margin isn’t very high so I want to be careful where I spend
    ~ Diane Clancy

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