Happy Otterday!

While we were on vacation, I sold a set of my favorite otter notecards.  It’s the teeny tiny victories that count when you aren’t devoting much time to your artistic craft. I mailed them off yesterday and realized that I only have two sets of otter cards left.  Good thing I get to keep the…

Procrastination Holiday Style

Well, Christmas is almost here again.  I love it, I really do.  I even like making the Christmas list (the grown-up one that has other people’s names on it).  Since today is my day off instead of Saturday, I took the morning to work through the list to make sure everything is getting done and…

Being Okay With Imperfection

I recently read an Etsy article (written for and distributed to people who have Etsy shops) that focused on imperfection.  Apparantly, lots of Etsy crafters/artists/sellers struggle with listing items.  I’m not talking about technical issues with listing items, but a struggle that comes from a desire for perfection.  That’s something I can definitely relate to….

Art Sale: After

I won’t keep you in suspense (because I’m sure you’ve been biting your nails about this for days)… My very first art sale was officially a success.  Woohoo!!!  I was so nervous the day before.  My table neighbor at the sale said that her first art sale was like putting her underwear out for everyone to judge,…

Pictures of Pictures

Photography is one of my weak points.  I come from a family who forgets to document things, and I proudly carry on that tradition most of the time. My most representative photographic moment in childhood was when I took a picture of my dad and two of his good friends that he only saw once…

New Stuff!

I had some of my small paintings printed off in larger print formats recently, hoping I could pop them into my Etsy shop and call it a day.  That worked out for one of the three prints, but the other two really needed a little something before I can sell them.  In little tiny format, they’re…

Doors and Chairs and Things–Being a Renaissance Painter

Today was a big day in the world of house projects.  I finished painting our front door and the two freebie dining room chairs that we scavenged from a neighbor’s trash a few weeks/months ago.  I also did not one or two, but four loads of laundry.  Woohoo! I happen to think that the chairs…