Hello People! If I haven’t posted any artwork lately, it is because I have spent the last few days researching and setting up an Etsy shop! I thought I would take advantage of the lull in not having any contract work to set everything up. It has taken me two days to upload everything and I am still not finished! It is just like going to work!
Here is the link to my shop. I would be really grateful if you could visit and maybe suggest ways that it could be improved, etc. All feedback is good. I still have a bit more to do and will hopefully be finished tomorrow.
I will let you in on a little secret. A part of me doesn’t really think I am good enough and is why I have resisted doing anything with my art except share it here on the blog. There, I said what many of you think. I think it is difficult because I haven’t been doing ‘it’ for very long and am still learning. It is also so personal. At what point do we say, let’s give it a shot? Well, this is my point. As my husband says, I ‘invested’ so much money and time on supplies, books, etc., I should try and get some of it back. For me, it was never about the money. I actually enjoy what I do and put so much of myself and time into it that I would like to share what I have done with others. I am also running out of room in my little house to store everything!
So, I put it out there to the Universe and said that I would like to try and sell some of my work. And then I put it out there and asked if I could let go of wanting control and wanting approval (a bit of Sedona Method). Once I did all that, I decided to take the plunge. It is a little scary putting yourself and your creations out there. As I read recently, one should for paint for one’s self and not for others, and that is what I normally tend to do. Some people might like what I do, and some won’t. No wonder artists of any kind have such angst. This is not a good state of mind to be in, especially if one is normally a confident and very capable human being.
So thank you for stopping by and please visit my shop if you are so inclined. I already have one admirer!