Anyways its all done and I'm pleased. A little image of my face and a link to the page now appears on all my listings.
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There's Always Time to Eat Cake
I have been drawing and painting as far back as I can remember and always told my parents I wanted to be an Artist. After leaving University I moved to the
and acquired a full time job working in print. One day I started hand painting
robots onto a set of wooden coasters that had been damaged at my job. I created
a few of these sets before my cousin asked why I didn't print them instead.
Light bulb. I began printing my artwork and designs onto the printable
coasters. This gave me a product that was easily re-produced, which led me to
start selling at craft markets. Since then I have expanded to phone cases,
prints, and mugs. All of which I print and assemble myself.
The products are great and can be sold at an affordable price which allows my art to reach many more people than I ever could have previously. I now sometimes find myself creating artwork specifically for coasters in mind.
A lot of my original illustrations had many 10s of hours put in to them and I felt the asking price was a little too high for markets and fairs, but I still wanted to sell original items instead of just reproductions. I began painting small wooden boxes, ceramic owl figures, then sets or Russian Dolls as owls, and thus Russian Owls were born.
To this date I have created 24 individual and unique sets of my Russian Owls, some of which were custom requests.
I am still a drawer/painted at heart and I enjoy nothing more than spending an entire weekend starting and finishing a new painting or drawing. Having the ability to create other products from originals and selling them through Etsy or markets is just icing on the cake.
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