8.21.2011

I wasn't kidding...

Man oh man I am stockpiling canvasses! Super pumped about painting these days - as you probably picked up on! This morning I finished up my painting series - '1' to '4'. Then varathaned my frame update... I started working on the print to go in it. My skills with Adobe Illustrator are a bit rusty so the print may take longer than anticipated. Really that usually is the case with any craft / furniture project, isn't it? Atleast it seems to be the case for me. :-)

Today has been productive so far! First off I hit Michaels this morning with my 40% off coupon in hand. They had some canvasses on sale - buy one and get the second for 1 cent. Deal-o-rama for me! I grabbed a couple of 8" x 8" canvasses for $9/each (one costs $18). Even $9 is a lot but they're exactly what I want so I grabbed them. Then I got a pack of nine 4" x 4" at 40% off so they cost $28 instead of $40.

Next I 'organized' my painting supplies. I now have an area for my sewing 'stuff', my crafting 'stuff' and now my painting 'stuff'. My one bedroom place is starting to burst at the seams! Or will if I don't keep things in check!

And then the big thing I've been working on this weekend... I FINALLY set up an Etsy account. Man was that a teeny tiny bit overwhelming! Or still is I suppose. I have the account set up, PayPal set up and now the Etsy store set up. I have to fine tune the look of the store, add more info about TBD and then I'll be adding my paintings! Going big time!

As I get the Etsy store up and running, I need to work on some quality photos. I set up a mini photography station using white poster board from Michaels.

I took some pics of my complete painting series. Next I'll take photos of the other paintings I want to sell!

Here's painting '1'...

Here's painting '2'...

Here's painting '3'...

Here's painting '4'...

And here's my frame - now that I've added a coat of varathane it's done! Just waiting on a pretty picture to design and print then put inside!

I think the grey shabby chic finish with a bit of black to enhance the details looks FAB!

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