Photographing Glass Doll Eyes has it's Unique Challenges
We have been getting lots of customer feedback about their Glass Doll Eye purchases this year.
"I love these eyes. They are a much better quality than they appear in the photo."
That was a clear message that I needed to work on updating the Glass Doll Eyes photos to more accurately reflect the beauty and craftmanship.
We are both convinced that we need to continuously update and improve the quality of our listing photos. As you can see in these photos; it is a work in progress for me.
If you have tips or suggestions for photographing small items like eyes and how to minimize glare and reflection; Please Share. I'd love to read about it in the comments below and appreciate any help.
I'm Learning about Growing a Business from Jamie Starevich, a Graphic Designer at Spruce Road
Jamie Starevich's, Spruce Road has become one of my favorites. Jamie is a graphic designer and last week she recapped her first year of freelancing in her Spruce Road Newsletter and Webinar. She reviewed data about her business and described her plans for next year. I've enjoyed a few of her free lunch and learn webinars this year so I was thrilled to find out she plans to continue the webinars next year. She records them so if I am unable to be in the live lunch and learn because of a schedule conflict; I can view it at my convenience. She also has a chat room and Q and A time for participants during the lunch and learn.
I feel like Jamie shares her genuineness and joy when she talks and writes about her experience with branding, marketing, graphic design, and starting a business. She has the gift of being able to write about her experience in a way that I can see some parallels in my own journey with growing a small business.
During the re-cap webinar Jamie talked about being a part of a Mastermind Group and working with a Virtual Assistant in her business. I'd like to explore these as a possible options for our business next year.
Jamie's webinars are definitely not just for graphic artists. If you are thinking about starting a business or growing your business; she shares her experience and I learn new things every time I participate or review the recording that I can use in our business.
New Free App For Teddy Bear Makers and Collectors
Teddy Bear Who's Who Artists
is a wonderful collection of photos of Teddy Bears and interviews with their makers. We worked with Sarah at Teddy Bear Times to get a cool flip ad that links up to GlassEyesOnLine.com We are thrilled with the results and hope to provide eyes to teddy bear artists around the world next year. Download the App and Find our Flip Ad. Let us know what you think about the app and our ad.