Sunday, November 27, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and gave thanks to all that you're grateful for. I understand people just want to save a few bucks, but honestly, for the love God don't become a Black Friday ZOMBIE!!!! This Holiday season, let me create something unique, meaningful and from the heart for your loved ones. www.amyscreativecorner.etsy.com.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I am experimenting with trying new ways of getting noticed on Etsy.com. Now that my digital photography class from Wake Technical College is complete, I will try to practice practice practice what I have learned and produce high quality photographs of my work. It's all about that little thumbnail that people (hopefully) see in the sea of millions of other artist's work. Practice makes perfect!
This Boxer portrait was painted for a customer from the Lemon Tree in downtown Wake Forest. They have graciously displayed a few samples of my work for me and are taking custom orders for me. This was my first one! :)
Monday, November 14, 2011
The orders are coming in...people are catching on to the idea of getting the full package from Amy's Creative Corner. After I paint the portrait on a 6x6 size canvas, I use a printed image of the painted portrait for the pendant necklace with a resin coating and then I sew that image onto stationery cards to create a unique set of cards and envelopes. I am hoping that more people catch on to this pretty cool gift set. I think it's time I paint a more recent portrait of my dog, Mya, and create some stationery for myself! Sometimes gifts for yourself are just what you need. :)
I just can't believe it is almost Thanksgiving. I don't know about you, but I don't think we should hear Christmas music on the radio until AFTER Thanksgiving. Anyhow, regardless of my holiday music beliefs, I had the chance to take photos of my beautiful sister modeling my handmade scarves. Thank you Becky for a being a wonderful sport!
These scarves are available for purchase on my Etsy shop, www.amyscreativecorner.etsy.com. A cozy, unique and fashionable scarf would make a wonderful gift!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Very exciting news! A few weeks ago, I completed a painting to submit to the Junior League of Raleigh's Shopping Spree exhibit that had a theme of "Southern Menagerie." A couple weeks later, I discovered that my painting was selected and would be displayed and viewed by thousands of people at the Raleigh Convention Center! WOW!!!
And then, I discovered that someone purchased my painting! So that's awesome...someone in this world has a painting of a puppy plot hound sitting in the back of an old Ford pick up truck with three little pigs sitting next to him. I am so glad I had this opportunity to gain exposure for my work and my name. In fact, I am meeting someone who saw my painting at the show to discuss a custom portrait, just like the Southern Menagerie one, but I'll be using her own pup! Cool beans!