Please resist the urge to laugh at me but I'm trying a 365 Project again.
If you've followed along, you may remember almost 2 years ago (September 6th, 2013, to be exact) I started my 2nd, and soon to be doomed, 365 Project.
I made it a little farther with the last attempt than I did with my first, back in 2006, which I named "A Bird A Day for 365 Days". I was 24 and in between jobs (just left Anthropologie as a Display Coordinator to become a high school art teacher) and I wanted to paint/draw a bird, every day, for 365 days and then have a big show at the end. My brother scoffed at me. I'm pretty sure my mom rolled her eyes (but probably behind my back). And yet, I gave it all I had.
For about 20 days.
So flash forward 7 years and I decided to try again, this time with an even loftier goal: 365 illustrations completed and listed in my etsy shop in 365 days. I did a little better with this project, however, I did not get anywhere close to finishing. I got through #66 and just moved on with my life.
So, here I am again, 9 years since I set out on this epic journey, and I'm giving it one more shot. I have followed along as other artists have successfully completed (or at least come a lot closer to competing) 365 projects and I just love seeing the dedication and discipline, as well as the evolution of their work.
I have 6 new art prints that launched on Minted this week. Yippee! I love painting large, abstract pieces, and Minted is giving me a way to sell super high quality reproductions in sizes up to 44". Plus, you can opt to include a frame. Below are just two of my new pieces, but you can see the rest in my minted shop!
Society6 is a place where I love experimenting with seeing my work on all different products. I absolutely love the quality of the pillow cases they produce as well! Plus, they are having a big sale thru Monday, 20% plus free shipping!
Below are just a few of my new products, but you can see the rest in my shop!
It's that time of year again! I've been singing Christmas carols, dreaming of holly leaves and mistletoe and all other things merry for a couple weeks now. Yes, it's only the beginning of May, but in artist world, it's prime Christmas time!
Minted started off its holiday challenges with non-photo designs this year - and I had a blast creating these! I would love love love your votes, but whether you have time to vote or not, take a peek at what I've created :)
(if you have not voted on Minted before, it's super easy. Just create an account here and once you are signed in, click the links below and vote! 5 means you love it, 1 means "not so much".
Happy first day of spring! After two winters in Virginia, I hold spring on a higher pedestal than ever before! So for those of you who have just made it through an icy, snowy, cold and dark winter (sorry, I really did not like winter...), congratulations, spring is here!
To celebrate, I'm having a big sale in my etsy shop. Today (Friday, March 20th) through Monday (March 23rd) 11:59 pm EST, it's Buy One Get One Free on all 8" x 10" prints! And for an extra bonus, if you buy 4 prints, you get 5 free!
I have a few new prints in the shop as well - here's a glimpse of the new things + works in progress.