New print available – Abstract Geometric “Radiant Orchid and Mint”

Yay – After so much procrastination, last week I finally decided to complete a finished work. I wanted to play around with the colour of the year “Radiant Orchid” and mint seemed like a good match.
I love exploring the geometric shapes too because I don’t have a concrete plan and have to make everything up line by line.

Head over to my Facebook page as I have been working on a few fashion sketches which I am unsure if they are good enough to be prints but am having loads of fun trying new techniques – copic markers and pencils!

Etsy Shop – Abstract Purple & Mint Geometric Minimalist Art, Triangle Shapes

Madeit.com.au Abstract Purple & Mint Geometric Minimalist Art, Triangle Shapes

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First Paid Art Commission – Madeit.com.au Christmas Campaign

I am very excited to be involved with the madeit.com.au 2013 Christmas campaign. I drew/painted the art seen in the below ad. The tagline is “Buy made with love this Christmas”

Be sure to visit the blog to get updated Christmas gift guides www.madeit.com.au/main/blog

What will you be buying handmade this Christmas?

Madeit.com.au Christmas Campaign

New Art Series – “In Boxes”

New Art!

These have been a while in the making – I am very impatient and don’t like to linger on a piece for too long, however I think these got better when I had time to stop and do other things. New eyes and new Photoshop techniques were learned (Loving the background eraser tool!)

The series (of three so far) is called “In boxes”. The concept is a small window of landscape connected to a feeling/quote.

Below are the links
Joanouk Madeit – Watercolour Inspirational Quote
Joanouk Etsy – Watercolour Inspirational Quote

joanouk watercolour dont waste time

Advertising Efforts: Madeit.com.au

Two weeks ago I paid for a small square of advertising on madeit.com.au
I was really interested to see if it would help sales / pageviews. Below are my findings 🙂

$20 for September 16-30
Advertised to have over 70,000 impressions and around 300-400 page clicks
I chose the below picture that would be redirected to my main shop.

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Looking over my google analytics data during this time I had:

45 clicks on the ad/ Main shop views
30 unique visitors
80 pageviews
Bounce rate was 60%
35.56% new visits
64.4% returning vistors

1 sale!

Well short of the projected 300-400 pageviews; it is dependent on what people are searching for and if my picture was eyecatching enough to interest people to click on.

Compare that to my shop stats of the first two weeks of September 1st – 15th.

71 Main shop views
22 unique visitors
125 pageviews
Bounce rate was 63.38%
16.90% new visits
83.1% returning vistors

I would try it again, but maybe wait until I have a special offer or new product to coincide. 🙂