Creating new prints from my paintings and updating my Etsy shop often takes a back seat to everything else and so I've been making a point of adding some new pieces there.
I love how they've come out and I'm especially fond of the butterfly mini print sets. To create them I took individual butterflies from my larger paintings. I used these same butterflies in my fabric, too.
I've been printing and trimming calendars lately. Because it's a bit time consuming and because it takes a lot of room to let all the prints dry, I print them in batches.
The first calendar went off to a new home earlier this week.
And speaking of new homes, some of my favorite, older original paintings have found new homes lately.
and these wild violets (I wrote about painting the violets here).
I'm always delighted to know that my art will bring others joy, but I do get a little sad saying goodbye to my favorites.
Finally, I mentioned the other day that I've been working on my second class on Skillshare. The second time around has been a lot easier. Still a lot of work, but without the learning curve of figuring out the technical details. I hope to release the class in a week or so, but I thought I'd share the intro I created for it today:
I'm getting a bit excited!
My first class is doing well. Have you signed up yet? I heard from one person that there's a little confusion about how Skillshare works. You pay a monthly subscription fee (regularly $9.99 a month, but they run specials and if you're subscribing for the first time you can get 3 months for $.99) and then you have access to all of the classes on Skillshare. There are thousands of classes on topics ranging from cooking to business to pattern design to crafts to art... and new classes are being added constantly. I'd love to see you in class!
Hope you have a lovely weekend!