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!


  1. happy 2 years! i'm so happy your shop is doing well! i love your work and hope to purchase a piece from you someday!

  2. i love "stay-at-home mama who paints...not a work-at-home mama"

    happy birthday to your AWESOME shop!!!

  3. You are so stinkin cute. I ♥ you too!


  4. congrats! my husband spotted your mustaches on take heart's blog yesterday... and about died. i think i'll have to order some soon-- he won't be happy until we have them!

  5. Congratulations on 2 years, Lindsay!! I really want to own one of your paintings myself, but that will have to wait until I actually know what my home will look like after I get married. :)

  6. Congrats on 2 years! I'm so glad we "met" and became BFFAFEFF's (is that how it goes? ;)

  7. YAY for two years! You and your shop are amazing, and I hope your 3rd year is just as awesome!
    (and as a side note...I am so glad to hear that someone else has ruined their kitchen table... I've practically destroyed any hard surface in our home.)

  8. Congrats on two years!!! I love this post and your shop. I love that you are a stay at home mama who paints and not a work at home mama! I can relate. Enjoy every sweet moment with those kiddos.

  9. LOVE this post. How sweet. I can tell you love what you do and DO what you love!!!

  10. Happy Two Years, Lindsay! I'm so glad that you started your shop, because I now own two fabulous works of art from you! :) :)

  11. Happy shopiversary. Congrats.

  12. YAY!!!! Happy 2nd Birthday Lindsay!! You are such an inspiration with your blog and your business! Keep up the amazing work girl!! To many more years!! :)

  13. Congrats! I love all of your work and hope you keep it coming!!

  14. you are one incredible person. Your huge heart and amazing talent just astonishes me.

    You have taken me under your "hand made" wing and have really helped out my lil shop on etsy.

    Congrats on the 2 years and so stoked I was one of the 18 mustaches ;)


  15. Congratulations on 2 years! Happy day!

  16. CONGRATULATIONS. How exciting to be so successful in two years!

  17. Oh happy 2 years! You have lots to be proud of!! :)

  18. Congrats to you! I found you via Twitter & I love your paintings! I even showed my girls & they like them too! =)

  19. you are so awesome. i love your list of accomplishments. i think you need to ADD TO THIS, your "handmade for purpose" accomplishments complete with a total of how much was donated to various causes with the help of this little group. i know it is at least 4 digits from 2011. xo congrats on 2 years. i'm loving the party you're throwing!

  20. Happy anniversary - your paintings are amazing!! I love my "CA love" painting so much!

  21. Congrats on your blogging anniversary. You are very talented and I'm glad I've gotten to know you a little better this year! Keep up the fabulous work girlfriend! :)

  22. Congrats!!! What an awesome accomplishment.


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