Ink Tuesday, Month 2: My First Sale, the TikTok Algorithm, and More

Starting a brand from scratch is thrilling, but after that initial enthusiasm wears off, things get progressively harder. Especially when you don’t see much success posting online to keep you motivated. It’s easy to get frustrated making artwork no one sees. This is part of what I experienced during Month 2 of Ink Tuesday, my 365 project where I freehand paint for 52 weeks straight. Even though I didn’t see the kind of growth I wanted during September, I’m stillRead more

How to Join the Season of Giving this Holiday

The busiest shopping season is upon us. This time of year is your best opportunity to attract new visitors to your Artist Shop and convert them into regular customers. Your success is our priority, and that’s why we’re letting you in on our upcoming Season of Giving holiday campaign. We’re sharing our concept with you to give you ideas on how to market your shop during the holiday season. This year, we’re focusing on the warm, fuzzy feeling we allRead more

8 Popular Design Trends for Fall Home Decor

Do you smell that? The faint aroma of pumpkin spice? Summer’s not technically over, but fall is hot on our heels. That means your customers will soon plan to redecorate their homes for the upcoming season. Now is the time to add seasonal designs to your Artist Shop and build a collection of Fall home decor. Make your Artist Shop the first place your followers look for ideas on embellishing their abodes. If you aren’t already aware, the Artist ShopsRead more

10 Steps to Earning $1,000+ Monthly with Your Shop

I’m Justyna, owner of two Threadless Artist Shops, Fox Shiver and TRUFFLEPIG. I’m here to share some advice on how to run a successful shop that brings in money. When I started making designs, I was bad at drawing, had no followers on social media, and earned nothing. I didn’t even have any designs to add when I opened my first shop. It took me days to make one, and then weeks to add it to my store, because IRead more

5 Sweet Design Ideas for Double-Sided T-Shirts (NEW!)

We’re heading into uncharted T-Shirt territory. We’re ecstatic to announce double-sided printing is now available for most styles of T-Shirt in your Threadless Artist Shop! Our artists have long requested alternative print locations for garments, and we’re thrilled to offer this game-changing new feature. Double the print area means double the space to showcase your creativity! The ability for artists to add front, back, and crest prints to their tees exists exclusively within Artist Shops. No other print-on-demand brand offersRead more

6 Design Ideas for the Cut & Sew T-Shirt

When it comes to displaying your art on apparel, the Cut & Sew T-Shirt might just be your most versatile canvas. From the bottom hem to the collar, you can cover every inch with your own art. Think far outside the traditional chest print while designing your t-shirts. If you’re curious about how the printing process works, it’s all in the name “Cut & Sew.” Our manufacturing partner first cuts and prints each piece of your shirt separately, then sewsRead more

Art Trends: The Father of Photography Returns

As with every trend, interest fluctuates over time. No trend remains in the dusty volumes of art history books. Lately, the art world has rekindled its interest in photography in the same way it did when Vivian Maier’s photographs were found. For some unknown reason, photography brings in less money in the market than paintings. Perhaps it’s because there’s a persistent debate on whether photography is on the same level of art forms like painting and sculpture. However, in theRead more

Mental Health Charities You Can Support Today

What first comes to mind when you think of good health? A balanced diet? Regular exercise? Those things are certainly important, but a person cannot obtain good health without also taking care of their mental wellbeing. Unfortunately, people often neglect their own mental health because of the stigma and internalized shame associated with mental illness. The irony is that mental illness is more common than you might assume. According to the CDC, mental illnesses are among the most common healthRead more

Get Your Incredible Art Featured on Threadless!

We at Threadless want to introduce your art to millions of folks around the world. Not just because it gives us the warm fuzzies in our tum-tums (it totally does), but because it helps you—an independent artist—succeed. That’s the sole reason why Threadless exists. All of the visuals you see on our homepage, social media, blog, and email newsletters feature original designs made by our diverse community. We use our platforms to put your art in front of people whoRead more

Art Trends: The Surge of Immersive Art Experiences

Last time, we discussed Jean-Michel Basquiat’s Warrior potentially becoming the most expensive Western work of art sold at auction in Asia. In March, that potential became a reality after the painting sold for approximately $41.8 million. This week, however, we’re shifting our focus from the art market to innovative trends in art institutions. Let’s talk about immersive art experiences! Interestingly, immersive exhibits aren’t new. Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror installations have been popular since debuting in the ‘60s. You may haveRead more

Art Trends: Basquiat’s Rise to Global Notoriety

The last Art Trends post covered the work of 15th century Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli. Now, we’re exploring more contemporary art as we dive into one of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s paintings. The late Basquiat is a well-known artist typically associated with Pop artist Andy Warhol. However, despite his close connection with Warhol, Basquiat himself was not a Pop artist. In fact, he was a Neo-Expressionist. Why are we talking about Basquiat in an Art Trends post in 2021? Well, on MarchRead more

The Anatomy of a Perfect Homepage

You walk into a boutique and the jeans are mixed with the blouses, the staff is apathetic, and the mannequins are passed out drunk on the floor. What are the chances you’ll end up buying anything? Probably pretty slim. The lesson here is that a strong first impression can be the difference between attracting or repelling customers. This is especially true when it comes to the homepage of your Artist Shop. Unless your visitors arrive through a side door, suchRead more