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!