From The Sketch Book

November 8, 2012

My print store

Filed under: Uncategorized — scottnelson @ 3:00 pm

Although I have a Zazzle account on my web site where you can find some of my greeting cards, posters, T-shirts, calendars and so much more, I’m happy to announce that I will soon have a PRINT STORE attached directly to my home page as well. 

Fine Art America allows customers to not only purchase artist prints but frame them too.   I’ve recently uploaded LOTS of my favorite paintings including numerous juvenile images suitable as wall decorations.  I’m really pleased with the service and know they will do a GREAT job taking care of my customers.  Check them out here….  




  1. “My print store | From The Sketch Book” Window Shade was a incredibly excellent posting,
    . I hope you keep creating and I am going to continue to
    keep following! Thanks for your time -Marty

    Comment by Armand — February 28, 2013 @ 1:05 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Armand! 🙂

      Comment by Anonymous — February 28, 2013 @ 1:29 pm | Reply

  2. First off I would like to say superb blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your mind prior to writing. I’ve had a hard time clearing my mind in getting my ideas out there.
    I truly do enjoy writing however it just seems like the
    first 10 to 15 minutes are generally lost just trying to figure out how to begin.
    Any recommendations or tips? Many thanks!

    Comment by Sandra — March 4, 2013 @ 9:31 pm | Reply

    • Hi and thank you for the kind words Sandra. Depending on what I’m writing (greeting cards or children’s books) I approach the task differently. With cards I will normally sit in front of the TV for a few evenings and write as I talk to my wife and son. Certain words and situations in our own life or the commercials you see will prompt a joke or concept. You need to listen to how people talk. Not their jokes mind you but key phrases and word structure. For example, I tell my students to not write a bithday card using cake and ballons as inspiration rather picture yourself driving to the store to buy them and write a gag about something that happens along the way.
      As for the children’s books: I usually know the finish and then write towards the beginning. It allows me to stay on “plot” and edits are a bit easier. No real “head clearing” needed that way. The words flow and then my wife will edit 99% of them out for me anyway. 🙂 Works great.
      Lastly, read out loud to yourself. Most of the time you’ll very quickly pick up on how things really sound if you verbalize it to the cat. Works for me. 🙂
      Hope I’ve helped and good luck.

      Comment by Anonymous — March 5, 2013 @ 2:16 pm | Reply

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