Friday, July 29, 2016

A Happy Five Years of Sellling My Art


Five years ago today, I took a leap and opened my Etsy Shop!  Happy five-year Shop Anniversary to me!  It's been an awesome ride with lots of personal and professional growth so I'm taking this chance to celebrate!

  I started with about 10 original paintings in my shop and I never expected to do as well as I did.  I started out slow, very slow.  I didn't have lots of money to put into it, so I had to grow a little at a time and that's what I did.

This is the first watercolor I ever sold.  A happy green little pear!  I clearly remember the excitement I felt with that first sale.  It was awesome!  Someone liked my art enough to buy it! That gave me the confidence to do more.



Here's my first Custom Painting- it was a doozy.  20 x 30 inches of Rooster!



And here I am with my Pink Feathers painting that is now being sold at Hobby Lobby! So fun to look back at my milestones and see how far I've come!


The past five years have offered me many many challenges. Endometriosis was not something I expected to deal with, but I feel that much has been given to me to compensate for that pain and loss. Art is a gift that I am grateful to have!


P.S.  Stay tuned for a little Anniversary Giveaway!  I'm a bit busy at the moment but I'm planning on giving away five small paintings in the next few weeks.  Thanks supporting my blog and my art!

11 comments :

  1. A huge congratulations to you - I'm a big fan of your art and love your tutorials - hoping you have many more years of "artsy" success!

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    1. Thank you Michelle! I'm lucky to have such a nice fan out there!

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  2. Congratulations! You make beautiful little pieces of art! I also love your tutorials, they are very inspiring.

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  3. Happy Five Year Anniversary to You! You have such a marvelous gift and it is so wonderful that you are able to share it!

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    1. Thanks- sharing it makes it even better!

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  4. Happy Anniversary! I'm so glad you took the leap. Your art is beautiful.

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  5. Congratulations! I'm sure it's just the beginning of the great way!

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  6. That is sooo cool that your feathers are sold at Hobby Lobby!!! They are beatuiful. How do you even get the chance to sell something there?

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    1. Thanks- I was lucky that an opportunity found me. I was able to license my image to a company who produces and sells artwork to hobby lobby. It was exciting to be involved!

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