I’m having a weekend sale! I’ve reduced the prices on all original paintings and custom painting orders until midnight Sunday 15 Jan 2012. If you’d like to purchase one of my original tree art paintings please visit my Etsy Shop.
Phew what a crazy busy few weeks I’ve had! Where to start?!?!?
Gift-Wrapped and Gorgeous
Well first of all, some exciting news! My paintings are now stocked by the lovely Gift-Wrapped & Gorgeous. Currently you can buy the same paintings as you can buy direct from me, or on my Folksy and Etsy shops. When I have some more time though I will be creating a range of exclusive items for GWAG.
Orders, orders, orders!
I’ve had a good run of orders from both the UK and the USA. It makes me so happy that people so far away appreciate my work! I’ve had the pleasure of speaking to some really lovely people from all over the place including Canada, the US, France, and Ireland as well as the UK.
I’ve begun work increasing the number of paintings I have in stock ready for Christmas so if you’re looking for a unique, handmade gift that will last, you’ll have plenty of choice in the coming few weeks.
Although I’m known mostly for my trees, I do enjoy creating abstract work as well. I’ve purchased some giant canvases and am hoping to find the time to begin work on them over the next month or so. Although if it’s busy I may have to wait until after Christmas!
Art on the Street
I’ve begun planning and preparation for Art on the Street for Maidenhead Art Market on 3 December. If you can, feel free to pop by and see me so you can see my work in person and meet me if you so wish!
I helped my friends over at Moore Than Cupcakes set up their new website and online shop. You can now order their gorgeous cakes for delivery anywhere in the UK! I’ve actually helped a few friends who are makers & doers to set up their own websites so I think I’m going to do something over the coming months by way of tutorials and maybe even service to help other small creative businesses get online. Watch this space!
Running for Harry
As you may know, I have been following the story of Harry Moseley, a remarkable young man who suffered with a brain tumour. I have now signed up to Reading Half Marathon as part of the ‘Running for Harry’ team set up in his memory.
Back at Uni
The next module of my degree has started – I’m studying a BA (Hons) in Psychology & Philosophy part-time through the Open University – and have just begun the Philosophy element. There’s a lot of reading but it’s genuinely fascinating. I’m looking forward to my first assignment in a few weeks time!
I think that’s it for now! I’ll try not to leave it so long next time!
Last night I completed a new piece of two birds sat in a cherry blossom tree. The background is a rich red sunset and the foreground is an abstract impression of a cherry blossom tree.
I completed another one of my tree art paintings yesterday (10 August 2011). For this tree painting it’s a bright yellow background with multiple brightly coloured circle blossoms/flowers. It’s painted on a 24″ x 24″ large square wood panel. I’ve nearly used all of the wooden board I bought on my tree art/tree paintings so will be moving back to canvas shortly – I have a lot of canvas to use although it is mostly 12″ x 12″ in size. I will be continuing to paint tree art/tree paintings for a little while to come I think because there are so many colours I want to try yet!
As I’m a new seller on Etsy, I’ve decided to offer 50% off the list price of my paintings in order to get my first few sales and some feedback. When buying, simply use the code INTRO50 and it will take 50% off. Can’t say fairer than that I don’t think!
I’ve taken the plunge and opened an Etsy shop. It’s the first time I’ve tried to sell my art online so I’m not sure how it’ll go. I’ve started with low prices to encourage people to buy and leave some feedback. I don’t really like to shout about it too much to people I know as I’m a bit nervous of their feedback!
If you’re interested, you can browse here.