Photo by Me, Cheryl Larkin of My Art Work
Time sure is flying by. I am now a few months into my move to Cottonwood and I am settling in very well. I have even gotten back into the swing of painting and doing all the things necessary to sell my art. I am not fond of the marketing and photographing and listing but they are important parts of the bigger picture, which is to eventually support myself with my art.
Photo By Me, Cheryl Larkin
One of the things I have been working on in the last few months is truly honoring myself, and respecting my talent and my time. I need to believe that I do have something special to offer with my art, and I am happy to say that I am finally doing it. I am finally believing in my worth.
Photo Taken By Me, Cheryl Larkin, Of A Painting I Painted
Talk about a huge surprise for me. I was contacted by an Art Director for the TV Show Criminal Minds. She was asking if she could purchase a high res digital download photo of one of my paintings. Of course, I was thrilled and said sure thing.
I mean what a deal for me. I get paid what I was aksing for the original painting but I get to keep the painting and I get to see my art in an episode of one of my favorite shows. Un-fricken-believable!
Photo by me, Cheryl Larkin, of paintings I created
These are the two newest additions to my ETSY store.
I was having a dream one night and the dream was interrupted. It was like the dream faded into the background and the words Whites and Blues kept flashing in front. That was it, just the words.
Photo By Me, Cheryl Larkin of a Painting I Painted
Well I finally faced my fear and got some paintings listed in my ETSY Store. I have added 10 new paintings and it is very exciting. Once I hit publish all the fear left and the excitement and joy set in.
I did a lot of research to see how to create listings and what I should charge for the painting and for shipping and what to put as my poilicies, etc and I think that research paid off. I am happy with what I have even though I know it will change as I grow.