Last week I mentioned that I wanted to start painting again. The first 6 months of last year, I was working on commissions and selling paintings and prints out of my Etsy shop almost daily and it was everything I imagined myself doing while I studied art in college. More, even. I had my own studio–an entire room dedicated to art! Most days, Greta worked beside me and while she has kept up her own recreational painting/coloring, etc., life hit us hard in July of last year and when I packed up my studio with the rest of our house that month, I also put the Etsy shop in “vacation mode” indefinitely.
With that said, I am not at a point where I can pump out the paintings, but I’ve made it a goal to produce one painting a week. Every Friday, that one (or occasionally more than one if I work on smaller canvases that week) will be posted here and available to purchase in the Etsy shop. The premium canvases are ordered and I am setting up a desk…somewhere. This decision did come with one caveat–I wouldn’t be selling chalkboard or other prints anymore. I want to focus my “spare” time, that me time that I’ve been craving on paintings. Maybe exploring different styles over the year.
I’m selling the last 15 prints I have in stock at 40% off. I just re-activated the Etsy shop, so head over there and enter code MAKEWAY to snatch the last of the prints. Next Friday, the first painting will be up!
Are there any hobbies you are getting back into this year or want to? I feel just so, so excited about this new project and can’t wait to share with you progress on a weekly basis.