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Friday, August 30, 2013

My New Website!!! Bright and Merry Designs

Hello all!
I am so excited to announce that I FINALLY have a website!  I have been wanting to do something like this for a VERY long time but just have not had the confidence to go for it.  Well, I WENT for it and Bright and Merry Designs was born!
You can visit me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BrightMerryDesignsByJanaBailey and also on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/janambailey/bright-and-merry-designs/.  I hope you would be kind enough to "like" my Facebook page and to pin some of my Pinterest pins to help me get the word out.

Some of the fun things you will find on my website currently are card sets that are prints made from my original art.  Last year I made the set below at the encouragement of my sweet husband after making small paintings for 5 of my girlfriends that I sing in an ensemble with.  Well, they were a big hit and sold really well.  My friends encouraged me to create more cards this year and boy did I!  I now have a total of 3 Christmas card sets and a Birthday card set.
 This set is called Christmas Portraits.  I imagined what it might be like if Christmas characters had to sit down for school portraits!  The thought kind of cracked me up :)
 This set is called Christmas Whimsy - more portraits really but I threw in a Christmas tree!
This set is my favorite, it is called Christmas Nativity.  I used words from Christmas songs and one of my favorites of all time is "Mary Did You Know?"  Just the thought of how Mary would have felt if she only knew what all Jesus would do and what all He would go through just for us.
Then there is my cheerful Birthday set.  I love this one!  It makes me smile. :)

Eventually I will be offering small prints of each of these little gems on the website also.  Some other things I will be offering are 5 x 7 and 8 x 10 prints from some of my larger original paintings.  Here are just a few, you can see more on the website.
 Beatitudes - This was inspired by my pastor who recently preached a whole series on the Beatitudes out of Matthew 5.  All of the qualities God wants us to possess are in white with all the blessings you will receive written in the background.
 Bless This House - just a little fun and funky painting to help us remember God's grace and that He wants us to seek His blessings.
 Me and My House - Joshua 24:15 - One of my all time favorite verses.  We have had this verse in our home in one form another for most of our 24 years of marriage.
Have Faith in How You Serve - this one was inspired by my dear daughters.  They are volleyball players but God's faithful followers first and I wanted it to be a reminder to them that they are to be a light for Jesus in all they do.

Thanks for checking in, I hope you will share my post, Facebook page and do some pinning for me.  I would feel blessed to be able to make someone smile with my art!
Many blessings to YOU!
Jana

8 comments:

  1. Your website's name reminds me that Christmas is just around the corner. Who conceptualized your logo? Was it all your idea, Jana? Anyway, I browsed your site and found amazing items, which will surely hit the market! Good luck!

    -Santos Alvarez @ LitPathMarketing

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  2. I love your art Jana! Your cards are so whimsical and cute. I know you will do well, and wish you luck with your website. Do you sell on Etsy as well? I do funky painted furniture so your colors really attracted me to your blog. Good luck!
    Carolyn

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    1. Hi Carolyn! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such kind remarks. I haven't tried Etsy yet, I feel a little intimidated by it for some reason but many people have been encouraging me to try it so I just may have to :)
      I would love to see some of your furniture, I used to do a lot of furniture painting for people, kind of in the style of Mary Engelbreit (I am kind of her obsessive fan) but just don't have the time or space to do it much anymore. Good luck on your ventures!
      Blessings,
      Jana

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  3. Hi Jana! I love the website, I had a look around and enjoyed it. Did you ever actually go for that Etsy set-up? It's definitely a great place to sell your products. It has a lot of visitors and users, so you'd definitely see quite the rise in interest in your cards!

    Regards,
    Eva B. @ Local Marketing Guru

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  5. Your new website looks fantastic! The layout and theme of the website matching the products you're offering is a good marketing strategy. Your customers will easily get the idea of what you're selling. And I have to say that your cards are wonderful in their own unique and artistic way. Especially now that Christmas is just 'round the corner, your products will certainly score a hit. Good going!

    Ken @NHStrategicMarketing.com

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  6. Well done! I like how lively and functional your website looks. Increase its online presence by doing some SEO effort. http://firstpagehq.com/seo-company-miami/ can help you with that.

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