Thursday, September 23, 2010

I may be gone a while longer...

Hi all!  I just wanted to pop in real quick and explain my almost non existent online presence these days.  Life has been crazy busy, and all my days are now spent helping my husband remodeling and getting our condo ready to rent or possibly sell.  Not that I am in any way qualified to be doing carpentry/home repairs, etc, but someone has to help him, so I do what I can.

We've been at this for 2 solid weeks now, and of course that means no art time for me, especially since we get home every night around midnight, and by then all I can do is collapse on the bed, and watch I Love Lucy until I fall asleep. 

I have about 10 unfinished projects waiting patiently for me in my studio, and no clue when I will be able to get back to them.  I'm hoping within the next week we will be done.

 Meanwhile, I haven't updated Etsy recently due to the fact that there aren't any new items to show, and I'm not tweeting or having much to say art wise on FB either. It's so strange being out of the loop.  I sure miss my little art community!!

Anyway, I hope you all understand and don't forget me while I'm gone.  :)  I promise to come back soon with a bunch of brand new pieces to show off!  

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Changes, sales, and thoughts...

Wow, it's been a busy week! 

First I want to say thank you for all the congrats you guys left on my last post.  I'm loving my prize from Juilette, and it hangs proudly in my studio and looks great!

I have a lot going on these days, and it's good stuff!

Right now, I feel as if I'm at a real turning point in my life.  Like I'm on a threshold with one foot over the edge to a more successful art business, and one foot still lingering not quite sure if it's really happening. 

This week, I had my first "big" sale on Etsy.  One lovely lady bought 3 of my canvases.  I had to say to goodbye to Ellie, Hootie and Heidi, some of my very favorite pieces, and it was a little sad, yet very exciting at the same time. 

The piece I will miss the most is "Ellie".  No doubt about it, Ellie was a turning point for me artistically.  It was the beginning of a new look and a new, wonderfully fun series of animals.   I loved the freedom I felt when I painted her.  It was one of those moments, when you really let go of all fears, and just enjoy the process of creating and painting.  It's one of the best feelings in the world, when you can just let loose have fun, and that's exactly what happened when I painted her.  I hope they all enjoy their new home!

I've had a few more sales this week as well, another "large" sale and a few others, so I'm feeling like all my hard work is finally paying off. All the painting (well that's the fun part), listing on Etsy, hours on the computer, tweeting, marketing myself etc. seems to be working.   My store is getting more exposure, and so is my art.  It's all very exciting.

I feel like I'm on a new adventure, and I'm loving the ride, let's hope it keeps going!

Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Look What I Won!!

"Me and My Monster" mounted print by Juilette Crane
I'm so excited you guys!!!  I won this lovely mounted print by Juliette Crane!

Seriously, I tried hard to win this and left a total of  4 comments on  The Handmade Gift Guide blog where the giveaway was taking place.  Guess it paid off!

I really wanted this one so bad.  I just love it, because I feel that I can identify with it so well.  It will have a special place in my studio, and I can't wait to get it!

Thank you Juliette and the Handmade Gift Guide for having such a wonderful giveaway!