Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Changes, sales, and thoughts...
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!