I've got quite a few things going on in my artistic life right now. Like the above girl who lives in my art notebook, and this curly-haired girl that is currently frustrating me big time:
I'm [mostly] okay with that frustration, though, because initially I was also very frustrated with the orange-haired girl, and now quite like how that's gone. Expect prints of her soon!
Speaking of prints, I am restructuring how I sell my art originals and prints. Before, you could purchase originals in my Etsy shop and prints + cards from my RedBubble shop. But while I adore the quality of the RedBubble reproductions, they charge quite a bit of money and I see very little of it. On top of that, I can't track the traffic to my RedBubble shop well, which leaves me feeling a bit frustrated (hrm, I am sensing a theme to this post that has nothing to do with artwork . . .).
So I decided to take back a little control and make my Etsy shop my one and only. All of the same lovely items will be available (eventually . . . I am in the process of transferring everything now). The only difference is that now I will be able to offer those amazing high quality prints at a much lower cost to you, and keep more of the profits myself. It's a win for everybody! So keep your eyes on my Etsy shop, because big stuff is happening there.
One example of "big stuff" is a new kind of print that I just released today -- wood mounted prints!
I've affixed a high quality print onto a 5" x 7" molded rectangular wooden plaque, painted the borders a vibrant color, and sealed the whole thing to protect it from wear. I really love these, because they don't require framing -- you can just hang them as is on the wall, or display them with a tabletop easel.
When I buy other artists' work, it often languishes in storage for months because I find the framing process so daunting. I'm a big fan of ready-to-hang stuff!
Also, I added a $10.00 sale section to my shop, which holds (you guessed it) items that are $10.00 (US), with free shipping.
So . . . I've been keeping busy! Which I like, and since it's a passionate kind of work, that busy-ness is even better. And right now, I need some busy-ness to keep the time flying toward October. I cannot wait to meet this little rainbow baby face-to-face! I had nightmares about him dying again last night, and I woke aching for this boy to be in my arms. But although I am impatient, I know it is better for him to stay unborn for a little while longer, so I will try to make my peace with the waiting.
What have you been up to, artistically or otherwise?
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p.s. Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments on this post, and this one. I love reading the conversation. You are a blessing to me, each one. Thank you.