Originally, I wasn't going to do anything special for the holiday season - my Etsy shop hasn't had a sale in two months, and I had lost faith that people even wanted to purchase anything from me! - but then I started reading Daring Greatly by the amazing Brené Brown, and realized that it doesn't matter what others are thinking, or how they're engaging or disengaging...what matters is that I'm down there in the arena, fighting the good fight, doing what I believe and what is fun -- that is what matters.
I can't grow a tribe by lamenting over the quiet. I need to keep making noise. And I'm not alone in feeling this way.
(For example, this week, I'm adding feather stencils, a few artist's papers, & a new weekly discussion to The Studio. Even if no one sees it all, I'm making noise, drumming the drum, making the music. And soon, people will hear it and come looking, curious.)
So then, I figured, why not roll out all those things I've dreamed of sharing, of making? Why not make them anyway? Why live with the regret of not doing those things?
My most recent journal was a love-letter. I adore it. And I want to keep hold of those favorite images with these stickers, as well as my favorite paintings in the smaller set. I remember coming across these blank sets at Jo-Ann's with Carissa while in Florida, and how we both squeed with delight, quickly discussing ideas. And now, I've finally made them! I've already started putting them on everything and know I'll be making more!
Now, would you like 20% off anything I'm selling? Enter happyweek2012 at checkout!
I'll be adding gelli print postcard sets tomorrow, ORIGINAL art, as well as a few new painting and journal page prints later this week. And Thursday, I'll be announcing my classes and year-long projects over at The Studio - with local and national events and video projects taking up much of my time next year, I'm only doing a few things online...but they're grand, helpful, deeper-than-just-tutorial bits that will get you creating, sharing, and seeking authenticity not only in your art, but in a larger Creative Life.
(Have you wondered about the Creative Warrior bit in my header? Because you, too, will soon become one! And with opportunities for YOU to start making money off your art, hearts, and ideas!)
I'll only be running these specials this week, so if you're ready to go further, or grab some of my artwork, this is the week to do it!