What a summer! I told my kids that this may just be the best summer of their lives: first of all, both my husband and I have been home a lot; we’ve been on countless adventures camping, swimming in lakes, hiking and sightseeing; we’ve hosted lots of relatives and the children got to know most of their cousins better; the weather – did I mention the weather? – just beautiful; and we have this adorable baby. Be sure to follow me on instagram @delightfilledart to see all the moments I try to capture.
All this to say we’ve been having a grand time, but I haven’t had much opportunity to get at my creative stuff. I was able to start my etsy store in June, but didn’t get back to actually preparing any listings! I have so much to learn, from pricing to packaging to reproducing work in the form of prints. This week I finally had time to photograph about ten existing pieces of original artwork that I am ready to sell. I have been amassing artwork for the past ten years, and I am finally running out of space! So I am ready to start selling and, at the least, create space for new works. I’d also like to make some money to pay for more paint and brushes.
Now that I have several images edited for each painting I plan to list, I’m working on the descriptions, tags, and prices. So it will be another week or two before I will be ready to “launch” my shop officially. Creative writing with a baby and two kids out of school is pretty challenging. I started this post at about 10 am, and didn’t get back to it until 10 pm.
I am planning to move on to creating smaller new works to sell, and also to reproduce some watercolour paintings to sell at lower price points than the original paintings. This is a big step for me, and definitely a new direction, so I’m curious to see how it goes. Stay tuned for more details soon!