With my son, we went on the beach (not really a beach, but the banks of the Loire River) this morning to play and pick nice flat pebbles so he can paint on them.
painting on pebbles
I love walking and looking for cute pebbles,pieces of pottery or even better: sea glass and more exciting finds such as very old pieces of porcelain.
Today was a lucky day. My son found me an amazing piece of old porcelain with a cute wahsed out blue design on it. That piece is perfect: all smooth, old, right size and a cute blue design on it. I suspect it might have been from a plate. I can make out the tail of a bird as well as some flowers. We found another piece, larger, with blue designs on it. But certainly not as cute as the first one. I might turn that into a pendant.
Old sea porcelain pottery pieces
There is a lot of porcelain pieces to be found on the Loire’s banks, but most of the time the are plain. They do great painting pieces for my son.
Another thing that can be found in abundance is slate. Nice, well polished small pieces of jet black slate. We keep the flat ones for painting. The others are just nice to handle: so smooth!
slate piece polished by water and wind
We also found lots of smooth, colorful pebbles and some bigger pottery pieces, fragments of vases and bowls. Harder to date, because not as strong as porcelain it probably takes less time to be smoothed by water and winds.
Old pottery piece polished by water
Not much luck with sea glass. Either very recent and barely polished or too big to be cute. Such as these two bottles bottoms (I’ll find some use for them):
Big piece of green sea glass
The more content we have the better chance we have to earn more. Simple. What’s not simple is to get to it and actually publish new pages (on whatever platforms you prefer). So today I make a pledge: I will publish at least 2 pages a week on average. For some of you this is a ridiculously low number, but for me it will be a good challenge. Let’s say that I am on a good start. Since January 22 2012 I have published 4 pages on the new platform Zujava, 4 squidoo pages, 2 Wizzley pages and 1 Hub. I also bought 10 sale lenses (mostly jewelry and gifts), some were already made and some were custom orders.
Now I also need to do a lot of updating, 2 lenses a day would be a good start. Tidying up a bit, checking broken Amazon links, adding a bit of fresh content whenever possible.
On Zazzle, I need to get going and add new designs. I have 3 stores that do pretty well (gay interest, fanfreluche and FrenchFlair) and 2 others that are much slower (Mont_Blanc and Dnaudet). There again I need some focus: do a large clean up of badly design products, focus on one design per session and add all the available variation that could be done to have the max good looking products for each designs.