It has been a while since I posted last.
I have been busy, busy.
I have been creating more art, of course. I also got a bunch of prints of my existing work. I also set up an E-Store.
My E-store is live! I added a button in the navigation bar that will take you to it. Please stop in and see if you like my stuff… maybe buy something *wink, wink, nudge, nudge.*
I below are my most recent creations.
The Maw, Explosive Love and Love Charm.
The Maw started as a sketch. I liked it so much I painted it. It is 2ft by 4ft. I am trying to find a really cool frame for it.
The other two were done for Valentine’s Day. I did not get my store up an running with enough time for people to order them for the holiday. I am a bit sad about it, but it made me do what needed to be done. I have been putting off the store for a few years.
I pushed myself really hard to get everything up and running for Valentine’s Day. I am taking a bit of time to do nothing. Well, mostly nothing. I am working on another Secret Language of Flowers piece. I am just taking my time. I am also working on another painting. It is significantly smaller, more of a test run. I hope that this will be something that I can put on a larger canvas.
I find it hard to keep up with my blog AND create art. I kind of think that the blog is a passive activity and creating art is the active activity. I talk about art and doing art in the blog but when I am not typing about art I can create it. So talking about it takes away from the doing.
This is not entirely true though. The only reason I even started actually creating art is due, in large part, to this blog. It got me in the frame of mind to actually work on my dream.
It is still hard to keep up with the blog.
Things are going well, overall. I am creating art, about two creations a month. Quite prolific for someone who is only doing it when I am not at work or tired from work. I would like to do more, but I just do not have the energy or focus at the moment.
I have a double sided whiteboard on wheels that I have filled with “to create” items. I am slowly working on it. I have three things in active progress, at the moment. I am keeping busy and on track. I do get sidetracked, like this posts creation.
This drawing/painting is really cool. No matter orientation it is viewed, it still works! I am super excited. I never expected it to work out so well. ^_^ It was done with Higgins Black Magic Ink and lots of water. I draw the lines out and then fill in the shading or colors with a tiny brush. I really like the effect.
I will be posting some color ones in a few months, when I get the series done.
I am making PROGRESS!
Once I set my sights on where I want to go, I started taking steps to make it happen. Well, I planned out some steps, mini goals, and I am finally seeing results.
Last year I spent most of my time creating. Mostly drawing, some painting, and learning. Reading about being an Artist as a business, watching other artists and making friends (well trying to.)
This year I am proud to say that I have been able to get things out to the world.
It is not as easy as people would think. You do not just make stuff and mass produce it.
You have to plan things, ask and answer questions.
Do I want to do limited runs? How many? How much space do I have, how many can I store?
What kind of paper? Sizes? Postcards, stickers?
What should I charge? Etsy, Shopify, WordPress store, something else? Art fairs?
So many questions!
But I will not be derailed. I will stay on my path and get to where I am going.
I am still undecided on several things, well almost everything. But I will figure it out.
Right now I am going to celebrate getting my first print done and off to its new home.