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Linda A Shields's Blog – April 2011 Archive (5)

Why NOT put your BEST WORK on your WEBSITE?

I have a patent pending on an item I make. There is a sign above the display with the PP number on it.

It never fails a few times a year that after trying one on, a customer will say that she just wanted to see "how you make yours because I make the exact thing."

I ask her where she's from, does she have a website, what shows is she in? Subtle, huh?

I quietly ask her if she saw the sign over the display. Sometimes, the question is, "What does that mean?"

I explain…


Added by Linda A Shields on April 26, 2011 at 12:47pm — 15 Comments

Keeping you POSTED on the PROGRESS of the FAQ Committee

I couldn't find a Forum category for this so I came back to the more familiar Blog Spot. (LB feel free to move me...just tell me where.)


On the Committee thus far are Annette Piper, Larry Berman, Phil Crone, Lynda Wallis, Collette Zilka, Geoff Coe, Lauren Lasa and myself. I am publishing names because my mailbox went to OVERFLOW and I received those lovely ADMIN messages. So it is possible that I have missed someone whom I apologize to, if you sent an email and it was lost.…


Added by Linda A Shields on April 15, 2011 at 8:49pm — 2 Comments


After several positive posts in a previous blog and after discussing this issue with Connie, we have the go ahead to form a committee for a FAQ tab on this site.


Here are Connie's exact words: "I would be very pleased to have you and some others put together an FAQ about the site. It would be a good community building activity. Do you think you can line up some others to help you with this? I would support this and help get it published and available, blog…


Added by Linda A Shields on April 11, 2011 at 4:04pm — 2 Comments

Where is the "HELP" tab on AFI.....

I watched Art Fair Insiders from afar for months.....Why?


It was just too confusing for me to throw my attention into the process.


And that continues to this date.  LOL


I see Larry Berman telling people their blogs belong under business. How do you do that?

I just saw a post about "Leaderboards." ( I was gratified to see my name there!)


I just keep feeling that we could tempt those 229 more people to join very easily if…


Added by Linda A Shields on April 7, 2011 at 2:54pm — 26 Comments

I want to be the PERFECT artist at this Fair....tell me HOW?

I am tunderstruck!

I went off the Wait List and was invited to participate in the Promenade of Arts in Arlington Heights, IL.


I feel like it's my first catwalk, first holy communion, first date, firsy baby and first wedding all rolled into one event! I mean.....

What to wear.....

Must I redo the oriental rug(wait I already have one!)

New signs....

More inventory.....


Wait. What I really want to know is what is the…


Added by Linda A Shields on April 5, 2011 at 5:09pm — 7 Comments

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