It’s been a busy week for me. I’ve been working on several new paintings, as well as my continued efforts to get this blog and other social media things caught up. There’s a third process video on my youtube channel. Please check it out, and while you’re there, subscribe and let me know what sort of videos you’d like to see me make in the future. I’ve got an instagram set up as well, and will be posting my artwork for anyone who would like to follow me there.
My Patreon page has launched, so I will begin posting mandala line art and coloring pages for my patrons. If you’re interested in supporting my projects, please click the button to the right to visit my Patreon page.
So, I’ve been working to get caught up on a lot of computer and desk work this past week. I’ve updated several items in my Etsy shop, though there are still a lot of items that I need to photograph and post. I have also set up a Youtube channel, the link is over there just under the Facebook and twitter links. So far, I’ve posted two short videos of the process of making some of my note cards.
I’m hoping to add in at least one new video a week. They’re fun to make, and I like being able to show what goes into making various items.
Over the next few days, I will also be adding in a page with printable coloring mandalas that I have drawn. I’m not sure how often I will add to those, though when I launch my Patreon, a weekly coloring page will be one of the tier rewards.
So, let me know in the comments what you would like to see me do video of or things you would like to see added to my blog.
As I mentioned in my previous post, the off-season has been very busy with a lot of upheaval for us. It took longer to get reorganized than I thought it would. I finished the last of my physical therapy last month, and started our third season selling at the Alton Farmers’ and Artisan’s Market on Saturday mornings.
We’ve stepped away from the resin jewelry this year, though I have all of my previous pieces still available, both at the market and in my Etsy shop. Since I was limited in how much I could use my left hand, I began working more on my painting and mandala drawing, which I feel has improved quite a bit, even with my limitations over the winter. Once I began physical therapy, I also began working with my airbrush again, and I have a number of canvas tote bags available in my shop as well as a few drawstring backpacks.
Over the next few weeks, I have a few exiting changes planned for this blog as well, including some free printables, a patreon page, and some fun videos. What sort of things would you like to see me work on, or give instructions for? Please leave a comment below.
Since the end of last summer’s market season, we’ve had a lot going on. Just after the end of the market, we ended up moving to a new house, which included a large area for work space. Though I’m not set up for resin casting yet, I have been working on my mandalas and have begun a project to draw enough of them to make a coloring book.
Just before Christmas, I fell on the ice and broke my shoulder. It had me a bit stressed about whether I’d be physically able to prepare for market season this year. Luckily, I’m beginning physical therapy now, with enough time to build up my inventory and figure out an easy set-up idea for my booth.
I’m actually going to be stepping away from the resin casting a bit this year, though I will still have those items available for order if someone wants one. I’m going to be focusing on my airbrushing and mandalas, though. So far, I have canvas totes and flour sack towels to paint with a variety of sayings or my mandalas.