I’m pretty excited – I just opened my Etsy shop today. Originally, it was supposed to open in 2014, but life took a different twist and here I am three years later getting back to what I wanted to do.
Those three years in between were pretty chaotic, but even in that chaos – with all of that stress – art was my stability. In those three years I found myself as an artist and learned some new skills that help me to be more creative.
I have amassed a collection of materials to work with and have really come to rely on those quiet moments when I am creating as a way to bring balance to my life. I have discovered that my tangible art is vastly different from my digital art – but when I look at my art as a whole, there’s more cohesion than I thought.
I have often stressed over the fact that I didn’t have a “signature” style. Recently, I realized that the more art I created, the more similar those works became. My signature developed organically – thorough the creation of new works – and I guess I spent a lot of time stressing when I didn’t have to. I think that pattern will continue. An organic narrowing of my aesthetic that will develop with time. I’m excited to see where it goes next.
I also discovered that everything in life is better with a bit of glitter. It’s hard to be unhappy or stressed when you’re sprinkling glitter on something. I think I’m going to glitter everything – just because.
So stop by and visit my Etsy Shop! I’ll know if you did because I set up the Google Analytics….just sayin’.