Spring has been blooming for a little while now here in Phoenix. The weather has been absolutely gorgeous and I linger on these days when the Summer is just around the corner. All of this inspired me to create a new floral collection in watercolors. One of those pieces I used for the March Calendar.
Running an Etsy shop can be time consuming and stressful, especially if you have many items in your shop. So, I’m always on the look out for sites or apps that will make my life easier and quickly do tasks for me.
This floral acrylics collection was inspired by two of my favorite historic artists, Claude Monet and Vincent Van Gogh. They each had a love of flowers and it showed in their work.
A few years ago when I was buying a new home, one of the things on my “must-have” list was a colorful door. You might think that’s a bit strange, I know my realtor kind of chuckle at it, but I had always wanted a home with a red door or at least something bright.
In the last few years I have developed an
obsession love with everything English, I think the term is Anglophile. I love watching old, black and white Sherlock Holmes movies, reading Agatha Christie books, collecting English china and linens, and of course drinking tea. It’s not tea time everyday, but most days it is and thanks to You Tube, I’ve learned how to make a proper cup of tea. So, you can bet that love is going to show up in my art…
What came first the blog or the creative business? Well, unlike the egg and chicken question, this one is probably pretty simple. If you’re like me, it was the creative business. But, I soon realized that I needed to start blogging for my creative business and share my artwork there. Many creative business owners (i.e. artists, illustrators, scrapbookers, Etsy sellers, etc.) may still ask, “Why do I need a blog? How can it help me with my business?” Here are 5 reasons you should blog for your creative business…
Every month I create a special journal page that I use for my free desktop calendar. It’s a free downloadable calendar that I send to all my Friends and Collectors. The February Calendar Page has a heart theme of course. What else could it possibly be for the month we celebrate St. Valentine!
I love participating in ATC swaps because I always have spare ones and they’re so easy to create. And, I also love following Mark Montano’s DIY projects! So, when I heard he was having a card swap using DecoArt products, I knew I had to participate. All of my favorite things in one event and just in time for Valentine’s day.