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.
I’ve had my Etsy shop for about 4 years now and I haven’t been active with it for all of those years. So, it’s experienced a little bit of neglect. But, since the beginning of the year I’ve been working on it every day diligently. But, as much as I search for the perfect keyword or the enticing product description. If I don’t have good pictures I will, most likely, not be selling much.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I’ve been searching for the perfect Valentine’s gifts for my two loves! I’ve gotten my kids Valentine’s Day gifts since they were little. I will admit as they got older it became more difficult, their tastes became more expensive and more picky. But, now I think they appreciate the more sentimental gifts as opposed to the more practical.
I’ve got some exciting news! I’ve just added digital downloads in my shop! I’ve had some doodle and zentangle creations for a while and I never really did anything with them. But, now I’ve uploaded them to my Etsy shop and made them available to you for incredible prices.