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Hello everyone :)
want to wish you all a happy holiday season MERRY CHRISTMAS to those who celebrate it and happy new year to all :)
I wanted to share my newsletter sign up in case you havent yet and like to keep in touch
with my new art and art news i try and send out one as soon as i have new art or news giveaways and other fun stuff its easy and FREE
www.katerinaart.com/~katerina/…

Other news i wanted to share for those who may have found my art or me through facebook
i dont know if  you all read or heard the news about Facebook new privacy rules impeneted to start in 2015  ( you can read all about it here www.techtimes.com/articles/211…)
basically facebook is killing  Small Business Entrepreneurs  not allowing artists to advertise or sell on their pages , pages that a lot of us worked hard on and others paid to have promoted , lukcily i never paid them and never will but i did work on it and brought a lot of my followers to thier social site , i was never a fan of pay to be seen i see the same disgusting and greedy behavior here on DA as well and it saddens me to see skilled atists work getting overlooked with less views unless someone has a premuim account, or is a ninja or something ..lol. sorry i couldnt resist :giggle: or has to spend an entire day sumbitting their art in groups , i can only have so little time to spend online ,
they have killed the spirit of sharing Art with all this social site compettivess i dont like it and dont agree with it ,as an artist i never have a gurantee what i create with MY OWN HANDS if it sell or not facebook cant gurantee that to me , DA cant gurantee that to me or anyone else so why should i be paying them? its not ebay , ebay is a selling site , facebook is a social media site and DA used to be an artist site now i dont know what it is...Facebook invited artists, actors, muscians to open upo business pages to promote, sell thier stuff on their site and now that a lot people have become successful at it they want a peice of the pie b/c FB doesnt make enough as it is they want to add some more in their growing 100 billion networth  from small business , its very discouraging, with their new rules unless you pay you can post your art for sale and im sorry but i cant afford that .

I was doing ok before FB and will do so again its just sad to see all the time and hard work i spend on something be stopped in this way , i feel used and fooled.
Sorry for my rant but i think its important to talk about this it affects a lot of artists even the most popular famous ones out there and i hope FB re-considers.

In more happy positive news luckily i started my holiday art show on FB before 2015 :)
its been wonderful to see so many artists come together for this event , artists swaped art with each other and also a lot of artists contributed a LOT of Giveaways still going on you can enter to win here
www.facebook.com/media/set/?se…











talk to you all soon :heart:





New Cat book


Two of my kitty animal artworks ( Halloween Critters and Santa Kitty)
are published in a new Cat book
CAT SAYINGS: wit & wisdom from the whiskered ones




Beautiful animal art from 60 artists from 9 countries! Including several talented deviants artists and friends
:iconjessmchase: :iconaruarian-dancer: :iconascenciok: :iconmysticfaefantasyart:


The official publication date is September 1st.
However, Amazon.com and Barnes&Noble.com


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have the book up and available for sale .
The Book already received a 5 star review!


If you're a cat lover this is the book for you ;)



 


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:iconmjwilliam:
MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Big fat greedy corporations are killing small business all over the place, not just in the art industry. It's disgusting. And regular people have no power to change anything. I was never big on FB but now I won't touch it with a ten foot pole! Thanks for sharing this, Kat. :heart:
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
youre so welcome maria :hug:  i know its disturbing how they can get away with stuff like this
i mean if it wasnt for us using their social media websites they woouldnt be where they are today
i guess this is how they are thanking us..
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:nod: I'm not surprised with FB, though, the guy who owns it is such a jerk.
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
hahaha :giggle: maria did you watch the movie about his life and FB with justin timberlake?
he kinda stole that code to make FB..
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
No, haven't seen it. But I believe it! :laughing:
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle: you have to see it if true i think this movie showed him in a very bad light..
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MJWilliam Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll give it a try. Thanks, Kat! :hug:
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CatherineDaydreamer Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
Oh, I am so sorry to hear that :( perhaps making a group for your art at fb?
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Catherine this sadly affects groups on FB too there are already many of us who post in FB and
they will be useless with this new law they wont allow any selling on their site unless you pay them
and to tell you the truth even after you pay them i have artists tell me their page still dont get
the views or boost they claim its like a scam they make so much money from sponsors ads etc..
so does this site too that's how they make money , and to think  when i was a newbie here and didnt
have a website of my own i bought a print account here  i supported them but  i didnt see any support
back from them ,it was so hard to sell anything until i got my own website and learned how to run it on my own because
mods here and people in charge either like to feature mainly digital/photo art or naked people or some disgusting offensive
pictures , and in recent years the site has become a bug fest for xrated sites i get these disgusting pop ups with viruses
DA used to be a cool place , if it would have stayed that way i doubt users would have went to FB they made it really
difficult for artists to have their fair of shares here, i dont like when people pick and choose what to showcase
 based at some pathetic ideology
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CatherineDaydreamer Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
I see...thank you for taking your time to share this with me, I can only imagine how difficult it can be :hug:
But I sure you will be fine~ you are great artist after all, even without fb support your art will always be recognised! It is special like you after all ;)
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:iconkaterina-art:
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you catherine  so much :heart: :heart:
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CatherineDaydreamer Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Anytime dear!
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MysticFaeFantasyArt Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
My facebook page doesn't even reach 10% of my fans anymore thanks to facebooks new policies this past year. I can only imagine what it's going to be like in the new year. Probably useless. 
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
its so true Kristin , its pointless to post any art there  the way they made things unless someone remembers to visit
your page then its the only way to be seen ,
 twitter is so much better every time i post something
 i can see from views especially on my ebay my item goes up in view within seconds !
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MysticFaeFantasyArt Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Exactly and with so many pages people like just how many people are actually going to remember to check your page manually? How many will want to? and how many are actually going to? I can see people checking pages of well known people/artists regularly but I doubt they will check the little known ones..... Can you check post views on twitter?
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
kristin not that i know off i just checked and cant find any views but i do know whenever i share something from twitter on ebay i can see my item doubles in views but i cant seem to find a feature like that within twitter for twitter views :(
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MysticFaeFantasyArt Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
After reading your last comment I went and searched twitter and there actually is a feature where you can check the views and interaction with each tweet. After you log in click on your photo (like what you would to sign out) and one of the choices in the drop down menu is analytics. Click on it and will show you all your views and engagement for each tweet. I wonder how long it's been there lol  
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Kristin i dont think i have it :(
i just cheked and when i click on my photo
these are the choises i have :
View profile
Lists
Help
Keyboard Shortcuts
Twitter Ads
Settings
Sign out

im missing the analytics :(
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MysticFaeFantasyArt Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh no, that's so weird. I wonder why I have it and you don't?? Mine is right under "Twitter Ads"
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
i tried again no luck :( i wonder kristin when did you create your twitter acocunt? i did mine a long time ago couple years ago
i wonder maybe if older accounts dont have that option :(
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Artsy50 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice rant Kat. I agree wholeheartedly. It's not fair what they're doing. My Facebook art page was just starting to attract some business, and now it's all for nothing... :(
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks Linda so much , i know what you mean , but you know what i think it already started i can tell
by my page even with the likes it has when it comes to posting new art the views are very low compare to what they were
 2-3 years ago even with lower likes  it had back then , they really make our pages invisible and turn on the visibility when they want  ,
 unless you have time to promote everywhere
your work wont be seen and it sucks and its the same here on DA too :(
i wish i had time to do that but sadly i don't but they too dont have right to hide my work.
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Artsy50 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And now we're all making new Google+ accounts and Twitter accounts and it's so time consuming! Here's to hoping it'll all be better in the New Year! Good luck! :D :hug: :heart: :la:
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scoobylady Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014
Wow, really? I did not know this. This is so not fair
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
i agree edith not fair at all but i dont think FB cares about that at all
they care what they can make , i already started posting my art elsewhere over at google+ ,
 i have been at twitter for
years now and will continue that way , if i ever get a code of my own i will build my own site
just for artists and collectors! :giggle:
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