I'm so glad to have my blog back up! Some who've followed me years ago might remember I had a blog up for awhile but in an attempt to clean up my site, took the blog down. However, I missed that connection. I'm not just a store, somewhere to make purchases. I'm an artist, a creative and need to connect with you. To let you know my inspiration behind my pieces, my struggles and dreams. Hopefully in this way I'll get to know you, too.
I've seen my business grow in a speed I never expected. Creating my work and sharing it has always been my goal, and seeing my orders and engagement double yearly has me humbled and grateful. I've seen more wholesale accounts emerge, new work that feels truly me and I've learned more about running a business while being an artist. Being a one-woman show, it can be inundating but at the end of the day, I go to bed so grateful for this opportunity.
I've also been working on a large piece for the Alaska SeaLife center to put up for their Marine Gala virtual auction. Their work means so much to me and while they're always happy for a print or anything I can offer, I love creating large, original pieces to help out the best way I can. I hope you're able to go check it out and help bid on the pieces available! It would mean so much to me.
I have lots of exciting plans for my website, work and more. So many have asked for online classes for years but I never felt I had the right set up when it comes to technology. I've been working hard on a workspace that offers great lighting, good cameras and area that I can create and share my techniques with you. Keep an eye out for my online classes that you can buy soon! I'll also be offering free membership into a discussion group for all my students so you get feedback and tips while working on my paint classes.
I love Chickadees, don't you? I see them everyday flit outside my window and talk to each other! I knew I had to paint them and am happy to say my Winter Chickadees painting has been a big hit! I've had so many orders for them in various sizes, go grab a print and matching waterproof sticker to send to your Chickadee-loving friends and families.
As always, I want to know what you'd like to see! I love animals and nature, and as someone who's mind never rests, have a million ideas all the time. I could use help focusing :) If you have any ideas that you'd love to see in my unique,
inky style, just drop me a message and let me know! I'm also -open- right now for commissions, so message me with your favorite picture and I'm happy to capture it in my creative style! Commissions are about $1 an inch, so drop me a line and let's get a project going. Makes perfect mementos and gifts too.
Thank you for dropping by, and as always, stay in touch and stay creative. Hugs, Deb