Alright guys, I have finally, finally gotten the first batch of art prints listed on Etsy.
Man, what an ordeal. By the time i got the mat board I had ordered, it turned out to be...not mat board. Arg! I had to return it, which took 10 days to get the approval from the seller to send it back. And the shipping (non-refundable) cost almost as much as the not-mat-board, so I should have just kept it and found a way to use it. Oh, well. I did find and purchase and receive some actual real mat board, and then I spent a few days learning how to use my mat cutter. Which was super fun!
After that I cut mats for each of my prints, then spent a few days setting up and taking photos of the prints in frames, etc. That was fun, too, but I spent so much time on it my feet were sore. Then I had to edit the photos, which was a quick process (just had to color balance and crop). And then...I listed the items in the shop! Phew!
I have been painting here and there in between all of that, so I actually have about 6 more paintings that I need to scan and order prints of to list for sale as well. I am happy with the ones in the shop now, but there are are few really good ones that I can't wait to get prints made for. You guys are gonna love them! I think I will also work on listing the originals of all the paintings I have made prints for, since you really can't beat having an original painting of your very own. Stayed tuned, and go see what's new in the shop!
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Here are a couple shots of what I've been working on today. The flowers I started last night, and (I think. Maybe. Might need a few more things...) finished today. The little breakfast quote is inspired by that quote, that The Hubby sent to me via text today. He read it somewhere, and said it made him think of me. So true. Breakfast is my favorite meal, hands down. I go to sleep dreaming of what I am going to have for breakfast the next morning! Mmmmm, bacon. I might do a really nice one for the shop, but for now I had to get it down on paper.
|Brekkie time, still drying!|