Friday, 18 March 2011

Paint Party Friday & a new paint venture...








Today is the first day of the Paint Party Friday challenge. Yesterday afternoon having finished the above painting I took the brave decision to open my Etsy shop to sell some of my small paintings. It will be the first time I've put anything up for sale on Etsy and bar one painting I recently sold privately I am new to putting my paintings out into the world. Needless to say it is quite nerve jangling!  So far I've done three 7x5 inch paintings but hope to do some larger mixed media like the one I recently sold. Its been a tough week health wise and it is at these low energy times that my confidence tends to lack even more. So I feel quite proud that despite this I took this step with my painting. And it feels good to share this experience on the first ever Paint Party Friday challenge.

  • What new creative challenge have you attempted recently?
  • How have you had to battle nerves/anxiety in your creative work? Please share; I love to read your stories.
  • Today's optional creative challenge: try something new.

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36 comments:

  1. Beautiful painting! I'm too afraid to put any artwork up for sale yet. Good luck with your new endeavor!

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  2. I love it! Colors are great. Yes, good luck with your endeavors at Etsy. Have a great weekend.

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  3. How fun are those colors?! Good luck with your etsy store. I can't wait to check it out. I've recently been asked how much my paintings are and I have no idea how to price them so you're definitely a step ahead of me with that.

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  4. This is soooo pretty! I can't wait to check out your Etsy shop! I have been consistently grateful to myself for having taken the Etsy leap a while back -- I hope your experience is equally encouraging!

    Charlie

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  5. So so gorgeous!! I love the energy that vibes from your pieces..wonderful!!
    Have a happy wkd my kindred!
    Victoria

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  6. What creative challenge have I had? Every day I need to motivate myself to create! Once I get going I love it and get 'on a roll' but I usually find other things to do to delay it. Why? I have no idea! Good luck with your sales. :) xx

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  7. Good luck with your shop - I wish you the best. I SO love the silver with the purple. Smashing. :)

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  8. I like your work today, girl's bedroom maybe? Good luck with your Etsy shop.

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  9. Beautiful painting! Yummy colors! Congrats on the Etsy shop. That is a big deal. Good for you!

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  10. Love the colors! My motto is just dive right in, what have you got to lose? Glad you put your work on Etsy, it is a wonderful, artistic marketplace. :-)

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  11. Congratulations on taking the brave step to open your etsy shop!!! (Big smiles and cheering from my little part of the world!)

    I am completely intrigued by the silver... your colors look great set against it!

    Good luck and I'm so excited to be able to follow your fun creative journey! I'm so glad you decided to play :)

    xo
    Kristin

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  12. Beautiful painting! I will check out your Etsy shop, good luck with it.

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  13. These are so fun and vibrant! Great to meet you through paint party friday! Best of luck with your etsy shop!!!! :)

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  14. Your painting is beautiful and quite intricate in design.
    You sure have patience.

    Good luck on Etsy. ....I'm sure you'll do great.
    Will drop in for a visit.

    Annabelle >^.^<

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  15. Hi, Kat, Glad to see you doing Paint Party Friday!

    This is lovely. And congrats on your Etsy shop. I can totally relate to the nerve jangling. I'm always worrying about my shop!

    Hope you're feeling better. Hugs to you.

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  16. I love your paintings. Congrats for being brave and putting your work "out there." I am sending you good wishes for much success. XOXO

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  17. Hi Kat.....I like this piece you are sharing today. I took a little peek at your ETSY shop and I liked those too.

    Glad to meet you and hopefully we'll see you again next week.

    Jo

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  18. Congratulations Kat!!! A really lovely painting and a new store. Wow! Someone pass this girl a glass of bubbly!

    So happy you came party despite your health. Hope next week is better.

    (I'll put Twitter and the hashtag up sometime before next check-in. Thanks for the idea.)

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  19. Hi Kat! Great to see you here. Love your work! The colors are so pretty!
    Party hearty!
    8-)

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  20. Good luck with Etsy. I'm sure you will do well, with what I'm seeing here today. Having fun with PPF!

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  21. Good luck with your Etsy shop and congrats for going for it!

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  22. Love your color mix!!!
    best wishes to you and your shop!!!

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  23. Congratulations on the opening of your Etsy store. Your pieces are stunning! I'm sure you will have great success. It's so nice to meet you through PPF. Thanks for stopping by to visit me. :-)

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  24. great use of color, good luck in your etsy store!

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  25. Beautiful work- I love the colors you used!
    Congrats on joining Etsy- and good luck too!
    Happy PPF (a day late:))
    Stephanie

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  26. I love your unique design. The silver reaches out and grabs you and I really like how the pink and purple interact with the silver. Lovely linework too.

    Congrats on the Etsy shop and for taking the leap. Best of luck in making some sales.

    Nutty
    (who hasn't been that brave yet)

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  27. Beautiful. :-) It feels very feminine. Good luck with you etsy shop!

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  28. What a pretty painting! Yay for you and setting up a shop! You'll do wonderfully!

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  29. What a great painting, perfect for Etsy! I too get very nervous to put my art out there, even to blog is challenging for this introvert artist. But, you know the feeling you get when you finally push yourself to step out of your comfort zone...it is very empowering! Looking forward to seeing more from you at the Paint Party :)

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  30. congrats on the courage to move forward with your artistic endeavors... check out Kelly Rae Roberts e-course on creative business... I am currently studying it and should have the guts soon to do the same. Love the art!
    cheers, dana

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  31. Thank you everyone for you really kind & supportive comments. It was great to join with you all on the 1st ever Paint Party Friday. Thanks to EVA & Kristin for organising!

    Kat :-)

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  32. PS sorry for the group reply. Ordinarily I love to reply individually.
    Kat
    Xx

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  33. YAY for you Kat! Best of luck to you on your new shop :)
    Your work is so original, I am positive you'll find your niche.
    This is another fabulous painting :)
    Hope you are feeling better...xox

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  34. Congratulations on your shop!! Have you thought about joining Inspiration Avenue now you have a shop? I think you'd be a great asset!

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