Friday, May 27, 2011

the SHOP is TWO

Two years ago I joined Etsy. I had no idea what I was doing, but I was excited to find an online handmade market place where I could sell my paintings.

In these two years I have:
-met some wonderful handmade shop owners and bloggers and friends
-painted over 200 canvases
-pretty much ruined my kitchen table
-pretty much ruined all of my favorite t-shirts and a few nice articles of clothing
-gotten paint in my hair, on my children, on my camera, on my kitchen floor, on my laptop
-painted canvases that ranged from 24x30 inches to 4x6 inches
-learned how to say no, kind of
-challenged myself with new designs
-laughed at myself
-cried because I didn't feel I could do it
-connected with some great customers
-realized that I am a stay-at-home-mama who paints not a work-at-home-mama
-had to cut back, once, twice, three times
-told myself to get over myself
-painted about 18 mustaches, 14 owls, and a LOT of states
-only lost one package that was then found (yay, knock on wood, please USPS don't fail me)
-had a lot of fun

So this is a big THANK YOU to all who have supported me and encouraged me.
Today I will be having four "I ♥ ..." giveaways to show my appreciation; I ♥ y'all.

Cheers to TWO years and here's to many more!