Instagram for Art

As an artist and creative business owner, promoting my work online and on social media is a key part of my business. And as a keen Instagram user, I was really excited to attend a workshop by writer and photographer Jessica Rose Williams, held recently in Lerwick. Jessica came to Shetland with Promote Shetland (you [...]

By |2021-01-24T18:36:27+00:00February 27th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Instagram for Art

Shetland landscape painting

As a break form painting by myself, I am currently enjoying attending a painting evening class, with the lovely artist - Heathter Wilson. The theme for the 8 week course is landscapes and we have been given a beautiful photo of a landscape with and orange and purple sky, reflecting in water, on the island [...]

By |2018-04-01T20:44:53+01:00April 1st, 2018|News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Shetland landscape painting

How important is an online presence for Sarah Kay Arts homemade business success?

As you are probably aware, a website is a very important part of showcasing a product and connecting with customers. So, now that my website - www.sarahkayarts.com is a year old - I thought it was time to take a fresh look at it!   I have decided to redesign the homepage, possibly to include [...]

By |2021-01-24T18:38:50+00:00December 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How important is an online presence for Sarah Kay Arts homemade business success?

Craft fair weekend!

  It’s been busy few weeks preparing for Shetland’s annual Christmas Craft Fair, which is this weekend! The craft fair is a hugely popular event in Shetland - it attracted over 4,000 visitors last year. It’s also a special event for Sarah Kay Arts, as it was here that I first tried selling my artwork, [...]

By |2018-01-03T18:22:39+00:00November 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Craft fair weekend!

Art in The Old Haa, Burravoe, Yell, Shetland

Art in The Old Haa, Burravoe, Yell, Shetland   It’s been a few weeks since I last posted, I hope you’re all having a lovely summer so far? Summer is traditionally a quiet time for me, art wise, due to being a busy time for the chalets.   However, we’ve been busy nonetheless. In May [...]

By |2017-06-16T19:33:36+01:00June 16th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Art in The Old Haa, Burravoe, Yell, Shetland

Where is the best beaches in Shetland for beach combing?

Beachcombing - Challister, Whalsay   My favourite hobby, if you hadn’t guessed already, is beachcombing.   This probably started when I was a child, at “the Bug”, the local name for the small beach just below our family home at Challister, in Whalsay, where I grew up. It’s a special beach to me.   On [...]

By |2017-05-08T09:54:32+01:00May 8th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Where is the best beaches in Shetland for beach combing?

Ninian, Lerwick, Shetland

Last year, Joanna Hunter of Ninian - possibly the best gift shop in Lerwick- offered to try selling some of my painted wood boards. I was pleasantly surprised by how well these sold throughout the summer, especially the chunky re-cycled scaffolding boards. There will be more of these in the shop soon, including new variations [...]

By |2017-02-14T10:27:04+00:00February 14th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Ninian, Lerwick, Shetland

Crafts at Scotland’s Trade Fair – Glasgow 2017

As I grow as an artist and develop work one question which is never far from my mind is how to go about selling work. Without a physical shop space, selling your pieces to the public can be difficult - lots of folk like to see work "in real life" before they buy, and there [...]

By |2017-02-07T10:31:17+00:00February 7th, 2017|Uncategorised|Comments Off on Crafts at Scotland’s Trade Fair – Glasgow 2017
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