How I Over Quadrupled my Monthly Views on Pinterest as an Artist

See my top three tips on Pinterest below!

I quadrupled my Pinterest views doing a few quick changes – here are my tips below! They are all very simple changes to make!

First of all it is important to think of Pinterest as a search engine not social media – people go on Pinterest to get inspired and look for particular things. What people are looking for a very specific items that pop up in their search based on key words used.

Tip 1 – Use Key words

You need to use key words everywhere in titles, descriptions, board descriptions. The more key words the more chances of people finding your pin. You can also use hashtags on Pinterest that people search for. Do your research to plan what key words people might be searching for and that best describe your pin.

Tip 2- create high quality content

The first 5 pins you pin should be your own content and you should try to pin every day to attract more viewers and followers. You can pin from your website, blog, instagram and you can repurpose old content that was popular in the past. You can create new content using canva.com or choosing beautiful high quality images. Content that does well on Pinterest is DIYs, how to articles and tips and tricks.

Tip 3- pin to reflect your target audience

If you are an artist you should definitely have a board dedicated to your own artwork. You should also be thinking of what your ideal customer might be interested in and create boards to reflect that. For example does your ideal client have kids? Do they like home decor or cooking? You need to delete or hide pins that are irrelevant and delete pins where the link is broken. Keep your personal pins private as secret boards.

You can see my Pinterest profile here! to get more ideas! Follow me on Pinterest to see more helpful resources.

A Nook For a Nest – art installation by Jackie Partridge

A NOOK FOR A NEST

I started this series of art installations in 2018. This project is something I would love to revisit.

As part of my graduating MFA show Trace and Retrace I printed and framed two photographs from this series.

 

photographs, 23”x 28”, 2018

A Nook For A Nest is a series of photographs that includes twisted maps in environmental installations that depicts the transitory and temporary homes. 

To see more of my artwork head over to my website! http://www.jackiepartridge.com

Here’s How to Add Freshness to a Stale Art Practice!

This quarantine for many, myself included has been difficult. It’s hard to lose income and not being able to see loved ones.

It’s so easy to realize all the things you took for granted before.

As an artist, this has been a good chance for me to reconnect with my creativity. I have been busy lately planning an online art class that I am currently teaching for a private school. I have used my spare time to take on creative projects which has helped me to take care of my mental health.

Here are some fun ways to get back to a creative process that might have been previously on hold:

  • Get involved in a creative challenge or start your own— searching on Pinterest for creative art challenges is a good way to get inspiration. You can start your own based on your art practice. For example, if you are a quilter you could plan on making a certain number of quilts in a timeframe or if you’re a painter- plan on painting a small 8″x10″ painting everyday. Challenges work as fun goals to complete but they also act as a piece of accountability. Creative challenges can also be a good way to create social media content by updating your audience on what you are working on. As a creative it can be good to work on a series and challenges can help you to develop your own artistic style. 
  • Look at application deadlines as motivation— I love looking on websites like Akimbo  -websites like this provide artists with deadlines of submission calls for exhibitions and awards. These deadlines, I find hold me accountable and I write them down in my agenda and apply when I have time. You can read more on my goal setting process in this post   you can read the goals I made this year here 
  • Reach out if someone wants a commission or make artwork for a friend or family member’s gift—This can be a good idea to make a little extra money or to have a project to work on. Sometimes, I find I just need a project to keep me busy. Making a gift for someone or a commission  gives me a due date to stick to. You can read more about my commission process here!
  • Make a board on Pinterest for art inspiration or future project ideas— Pinterest is an amazing resource and I love pinning an idea that inspires me to try something similar with my own flair later on.  Check out my Pinterest boards here! 

 

Do you have any other ways to reconnect with your art practice? Let me know in the comments!

Kids Art Classes-at Lucy Pearlle in Wellesley

Due to COVID-19 it is unknown if this course will run at this start time. However I will run it in the future and encourage you to follow my Facebook page linked below to stay up to date.

These classes are for ages 8-14 to promote creativity, problem solving, planning and the development of art techniques in painting, drawing and sculpting. May 5- May 26, 2020

Classes will begin at around 3:15pm (after school)

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

3:15-3:45pm-arrive, eat a packed snack, sketch and plan with assistance from instructor what they wish to make for the day

3:45-4:15pm- group will choose 2 techniques taught by the instructor and have time to practice techniques creating a small instructor led project

4:15-4:45- with assistance from the instructor -they will access a variety of materials laid out to problem solve, create and invent what they have planned

This is an interest-based program in which art instruction and learning techniques will be based off what the group wants to do.

Each week kids will learn new art techniques and have the opportunity to explore painting, drawing and sculpting! Possible techniques could include- colour mixing with paint, how to paint/draw a portrait, how to paint/draw a landscape, how to sew or embroider, how to create texture with materials, how to sculpt with wire etc.

Every class there will be 3 stations (painting, drawing and sculpture) with new materials to explore each time. Kids will receive guidance from the instructor and plan and create what they wish and improve and develop their skills.

COST: $100+ HST (all materials are included)

Click on the link to access the Facebook event and register! https://www.facebook.com/events/3173235462758767/