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Halloween art is how I make my living, and I was just wondering if there was anyone else on this forum doing the same?

I really love what I do, but because the season is my busiest time, there's never time for my OWN decorating and entertaining...Still, it's nice to know my work enhances others' celebrations. :)
 

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I've considered going down this route but in honesty im not really sure where the best places are to sell my wares so to speak. Ebay seems as though it's very hit and miss and as im based in the UK Etsy is a no go.

Im quite digitally oriented but do painting as much as possible.

How well do you find your stuff sells throughout the year?
 

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I do pretty well year round - In fact, January is actually one of my best months. I primarily sell on eBay, although I do put a few things on Etsy as well. I also accept a couple of commissions each month, and do one big show a year (the Ghoultide Gathering, up in Michigan). It does take a while to build a collector base on eBay, but the market is definitely there year 'round. The trick is to do something new - something no one else is selling there. At the time I started there were very few Halloween artists. Now there are scores of them - but many just copy what others are doing, so never really make much of a success of it....It takes time and patience (the first couple of years I had to let a lot of pieces go at a loss) but if you find a niche, there's definitely a year-round market.

Not sure if this will help, but a couple of years ago I was getting quite a few emails from people inquiring how to get started selling art on eBay, and rather than write it out each time, I wrote one of those eBay "guides"....if you're interested you can look me up on eBay under the seller name kingofmicestudios, click on my name, and there should be a link there to the guide.

The digital idea incorporating painting sounds interesting, and seems like it would hold lots of possibilities - prints and notecards, Book of Spells pages, etc...

Good luck!
 

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No, I am no artist but wish I could say I am. I adore Halloween crafts, collect vintage halloween postcards and decorations. I clicked on your blog and enjoy looking at your items. It is refreshing to see someone being able to make a living doing something they truly enjoy.
 

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Kingof mice,
I think your work is absolutely astounding and i would love to see some of it where it belongs here.
Castle Halloween Museum
I just recently visited this halloween museum and what a great collection of halloween pieces. It would be nice to see a couple of your beautiful pieces here for generations to come to be able to view and enjoy.
 
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