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๐Ÿ˜€ New Prints & Updates ๐Ÿ˜€

Sorry for the 2-week hiatus, but I have been busy with life things. Let me just say first, we got a new kitten! ๐Ÿ˜ He is an orange & white tabby, about 3 months old, from what the lady told us so you can’t be so sure. He looks bigger? It could be when he gets older he’s gonna be a very big cat lol.

Here’s a picture of him!

Tigger passed out here ๐Ÿ˜˜ He is still getting used to our house, he really is a unique cat and I love him. He loves to meow though, from missing his mommy and siblings. That’s gonna take longer for him to adjust, but I will be patient. 

Besides being busy with our new kitten, that’s taking a lot of time and energy to make him feel comfortable here as much as possible. I’ve been busy with other things as well; dealing with an SSI hearing, and other daily life stuff. 

I managed to add a couple new prints to the store that should have been added a while ago and rescan others for better resolution. The rest of the pictures I will have to update at a later date. 

 

Check out my store for Prints to see what’s new!

 

~GagaForArt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YouTube Has Been Canceled For Now

I’m sure everyone by now has received the email from YouTube. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, YouTube sent every creator and email stating they made changes to their YPP, or YouTube Partner Program which takes effect in February this year.


What are the changes? In order to take part in their revenue system, you have to meet certain requirements. Before, anybody could create a YouTube account, set up and AdSense account and start making money. YouTube’s new requirements require you to have 1.) At least 1000 subscribers, and 2.) A threshold of at least 4000 hours watch time.


My Opinion I understand they’re trying to balance the “ecosystem”, but I really think they made a mistake. I’m sure I’ll be one of many who will stop producing videos because of this, and in turn it will make YouTube less popular. While I have the subscriber count and just shy of the view count, I still plan on quitting YouTube.


Why Am I quitting? Firstly, I don’t think that was a smart move for them to do, and so many people are already pissed. YouTube is so saturated, you have a hard time getting noticed unless it’s something truly unique. My view counts are okay, nothing to be famous over. I just like for people to see me paint and get paid for it. I definitely don’t like the monetization program, never did. They pay you pennies, literally. It’s totally not worth it unless your video becomes a huge hit. Another problem is people like your videos, they like watching you. But honestly who actually scroll down to visit their site? I get more from Facebook than I do YouTube. .


For now I am leaving my account and videos up for people to view, but I don’t plan on making anymore videos for now, unless YouTube miraculously changes for the better. ~GagaForArt

New Prints Available!

I recently added my Ocean and sunflower painting available for purchase. I went ahead and made a print of those and prints of my Elephant and flower paintings. The pictures are of the actual prints, not the image. The prints shown are 11×14″ and are only $10 with free shipping! Hope you guys like ’em. Here they are:

“Ocean” Oil Painting Impressionism

“Ocean” Oil Painting Impressionism

I posted earlier that I painted an ocean painting on here and Facebook, giving you guys a preview ๐Ÿ˜„ Well, the painting turned out pretty good! I used blue, white, and black… well you can see it in the video. 

I have yet to scan the picture to be ready for prints, but that will be soon I promise. I’ll have to do it along with the flowers I painted earlier as well. Nothing’s more aggravating than scanning a piece only to lift it back up and see spots of paint on the glass ๐Ÿ˜Ž Luckily it’s easy to wipe off, but still.

The video below will play directly with my Youtube library. Thanks for the views! 

My next painting will definitely have blue in it, I need to paint something before the paint dries up all shriveled and hard lol. I’m thinking about another ocean scene, or perhaps something else with blue in it ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Enough jibberish, here’s the video:

 

~GagaForArt

New Look And Feel


Lately I’ve changed the look and feel of my website. The theme has changed, and modules were shuffled around to make it look better. I’m not quite done though, little tweaks will be made overtime ๐Ÿ˜€. You like it? 

I’m still painting! I haven’t put that on hold. My next painting is of an ocean. Well while I was painting I squeezed MORE than I should have of blue. And rather wasting it, I’m going to paint something in…blue lol. I love painting the ocean so it might be that. 

Remember if you think I need to add something or make a change, feel free to suggest something. 

~GagaForArt 

“Hay Bale” Oil Painting

Hay Balesย stacked in the background, clear sky. My new painting was neither a hit or a miss lol. But every painting is a learning experience. I expect my next painting to have blue in it, so most likely water? My new tube of blue paint came in the mail, but I am still waiting for my burnt sienna. I am holding off on anything that has brown in it lol until I get it in the mail.

Here’s a video of my Hay Bale painting:

 

Check out my videoย ย ๐Ÿ˜€

 

– GagaForArt

 

 

New Year & New Painting ๐Ÿ˜€

Happy New Years! I don’t normally do New Year’s resolutions, but this year my goal is SSI LOL. I really don’t want anything else; I NEED this. I’ve been trying for a few years now, and I do have a hearing in February. So a couple months after that I should get a decision. Either I get approved or I start all over again.

Right now what I’m doing to keep myself busy and sane (lol), and to make some money other than relying on Birthdays and Christmas, I am painting and selling a few prints here and there. All while trying to find a part-timeย job for 12 hours a week if that’s even possible. I have some hope for this years hearing decision. Heck, I don’t even care about the retroactive, I just need a steady income. After I get that, I can finally live better. Here’s to living better! Lol.

So yea, I completed another painting in impressionism style! This is a flower pot with pink flowers. I did record myself painting and uploaded it to Youtube HERE.

I will have prints available soon for this particular piece, so look out for them ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s a picture preview:

Thanks for reading,

~ GagaForArt

Merry Christmas & New Painting!

I hope everyone had a wonderful christmas as I did ๐Ÿ˜€

Today I ended up purchasing a few art supplies I completely ran out of. And of course I bought some candy that I shouldn’t be eating, but it was half off! 

Here is another painting I’ve completed “Owl” (Click the link for my YouTube speed painting video):

Click Here 

I will be adding this to my store soon ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

-GagaForArt