Friday, 8 March 2013

Etsyshop open!

Last night I finally opened up my Etsyshop! I don't have that much in there yet but I just had to open it, I didn't want to wait any longer. Here's the link, if you have time please take a look and tell me what you think (even if it's bad, I can take it, it's the only way to learn .....  ☺).

Because of all the product descriptions and listings and getting pictures ready for the listings and trying to figure out Australia Post, I didn't get to paint as much as I would've liked this week. But I managed to finish a miniature painting and I continued on one of the canvases that I started last week.

And boy, did I struggle! It was such a long time ago that I painted the "Flora-way", and I just couldn't remember how to go about it. I kept rereading the notes I copied during the workshop, and kept looking at all the in progress shots of my previous paintings, wondering how on earth I did that.

This is what I ended up with last week:


Since Flora said: "in this fase you just have to work with what's working, even if it's only a tiny part of the canvas", I concentrated on the figure, the only thing I knew I really wanted in there. And I also discovered a big bird hovering over her, so I started working on that too.


Not sure what to do about the upside-down face with the eyes ....


So I just continued on her face ... Oh yes, and decided on another face in the upper left corner.


This is all I have at the moment. All in all I'm happy that I kept with it and forced myself to paint. In the end it went really well and then I had to stop because school was out ... Bit frustrating ;-)

In between all the Etsy-stuff I managed to work on another miniature-painting.


It looks a bit like another one I made years ago, didn't have much inspiration for faces this week. Maybe got an overdose from the 29 faces challenge, I remember I've had that every single time after the challenge.

Anyway, next week I'll start concentrating on boxes again. They sell really well in the gallery, and I've not that many left.

And I'll also keep adding to my Etsyshop the next couple of days. This weekend I'll send out my newsletter with a couponcode for my subscribers. So if you haven't already and are interested in this: you can sign up for my newsletter here.

Linking this post to Paint Party Friday.  Thanks to them I forced myself to paint this week, and I'm happy I did! Go have a look at their blog and see all the other artists participating.

Thanks for paying me a visit, and thank you for all the wonderful comments I receive every week! Hope you have a beautiful Friday, and a great weekend! ♥ ♥ ♥

41 comments:

  1. congrats on opening the store and I understand why that would sap some of your creative energy... but the work you did produce is till wonderful...xx

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  2. Lovely painting, I love the fruity colours you use! Valerie

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  3. congratulations on opening your store. The work your creating is pure magic.
    Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I went and checked out your etsy shop, very well done! your miniature painting is beautiful, different to what you usually do, which is also so beautiful

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  5. olé!!
    congrats!!
    your shop looks great

    love
    Patrice A.
    xo

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  6. Congrats on the store. . good luck. I love the creativity in your works. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  7. Congrats on the store. I love this painting, colorful and mystical

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  8. Congrats on the new shop, that's awesome! Love your WIP, looks spectacular! <3

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  9. lovely work in spite of your other commitments this week! good luck with the Etsy!

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  10. Congrats on opening your etsy shop Denthe! HPPF!

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  11. Colors full of sweetness and congratulacions by the shop. Saludos

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  12. Proficiat met de opening van de Etsy shop!! Het ziet er veelbelovend uit. Ik heb al even rondgeneusd en de foto's bekeken. Leuk dat je de prints ook een keer ingelijst hebt weergegeven. Dat geeft een goede indruk van hoe mooi ze zijn.
    Je schilderij is zich weer aan het ontwikkelen :-) Ik vind het ook altijd raar dat je er weer ff moet komen als je weer gaat schilderen of tekenen. Maar dat zal wel met een gewenning te maken hebben. Ik heb er het volste vertrouwen in dat het weer een prachtig schilderij wordt. Ook je mini-canvasje is weer schitterend!
    xxx Marianne

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  13. So exciting! Congratulations for taking the leap :D I keep thinking about all sorts of stuff for etsy, but can't bring myself to actually do it. I even have a shop, I can't seem to list anything though. I am glad that you did!!!!! YAY!!!!!!

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  14. Your store looks awesome and I followed you. Lots of great stuff and good luck with your new shop. Like what you are doing with your piece. You really see a lot of things in your work, I love that. Very creative. Thanks. Happy PPF!

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  15. Beautiful the way the colors formed images that you highlighted and turned into more beautiful images. I love all the gorgeous array of colors. I admire the way you can pick out definite shapes from your random painting. Have a HPPF!

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  16. Good luck for your etsy-shop, Denise. ♥ Conni

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  17. your Etsy shop looks great!!! I SO wanted to order but as I just got hubby to purchase tickets to several shows I just HAD to go to,I figure I'd better not-at least not right away :)I really love watching your progression in your paintings.The eyes are stunning on your last piece-wow!

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  18. It is always exciting to see the people and other creatures evolve out of your backgrounds, also so beautiful to start with!
    The supine woman and her smile made me smile! Memories. ;-))))))))))

    Best of luck with your ETSY adventure!

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  19. congrats on your Etsy store opening - I agree the photographing and then upoading the photos and writing the descriptions is very time consuming - I find it quite difficult to take decent clear photos as well - I always see folk with really arty shots that I just can't seem to capture.
    I like how this painting is progressing and I love the quote on the other piece - very true!

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  20. your painting just "sings"!!!

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  21. Fun to see how you do these paintings.. how something pops out of them. Love your colors. Hope the Etsy shop does well. HPPF.

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  22. Your etsy shop looks amazing and organized!! Good for you getting all this work done!! You are into 2013 with a bang!! Love how the new piece is coming along and the little quote on the beautiful girl is so perfect!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  23. Woo-hoo! Congratulations on opening your new Etsy shop! Yay!
    And how wonderful that your boxes are selling well in the gallery!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  24. Congratulations on your opening, I will be a follower. Love your painting, full of detail and bright color.
    Love it!

    Have a great day!
    Nora

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  25. I HAVE to get back to my Flora style painting. Can't wait to see how yours evolves. As always, I love your colors. I love your miniature painting. Having never seen the one it's similar too, I can just admire it as it is! Happy PPF!

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  26. Your etsy shop looks great Denise! I have favourited you. I have time where I feel that i have gone into 'overload' but that spark always comes back! Your painting looks beautiful. I will look forward to seeing it finished

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  27. Welcome to etsy, love love love your shop! I have just been over and started following you! Happy days ahead.

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  28. Congratulations on your etsy shop, I still haven't got to that stage. Your intuitive painting is great, so denthe style! I too have an intuitive painting in progress, it's great to paint in stages and see/ feel what emerges, yours is beautiful, keep on trusting your creative self!

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  29. Congrats on your shop! The painting is coming along really well. Your boxes are really cool :)
    I have been wanting to open an etsy shop for a really long time...opened an account but haven't got to the next step yet. I am finding it hard with the postal system and printing system here. I have yet to figure out all that!!!!
    Hope you have a great time!

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  30. it is fascinating to see your work progress in the painting. adore the colors and movement! congrats on your etsy shop!

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  31. Congrats on your shop and thanks for sharing your colorful work. It's intriguing to see the figure emerge. Love the quote, too.

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  32. Congratulations!! ~xx
    Your work is beautiful... keep "arting" my friend!
    ** Wishing the best of luck with your ETSY SHOP. :]

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  33. HUGE congrats Denise on your new Etsy shop... your work is stunning so am sure it will be a wonderful success... love both your miniature painting and your work in progress... gorgeous work...

    Jenny ♥

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  34. So interesting to watch your art emerge. I love what you do.

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  35. It is so nice to see what we all have been making in Floras class, love your ladies. Congrats on your shop.. Im so lazy adding new things to mine :)

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  36. Your shop looks fabulous! I say that's a pretty stocked shop. specially if you compare it to mine. :)) Love our artworks! Wishing you lots of sales.

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  37. Hello! :D congratulations on your ETSY Store!! Looks beautiful! I will have to visit and fave everything! :D

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  38. Yay! Congratulations on your Etsy shop! It looks Awesome! I just Love your work! I am now one of your followers! :D

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    1. Hi Indigo, welcome! I can't get access to your blog, and you are a no-reply-comment-blogger, so I can't pay you a visit. Maybe leave your bloglink next time? ♥

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  39. Wonderful, whimsical work! I love how you show the creative process! I find that anytime I have to handle website or sales stuff - it cuts into my creative flow. Wouldn't it be great if we all had someone to just handle the details and leave the art to us?

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    1. Oh yes, I would sign for that any day ... ;-)

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