I'm on a roll here. I've been dreaming this up for years now and I finally decided to go ahead and do it- become part of the indie craft movement (or whatever it's called). I used to belong to this community, having had a small handmade tile business, but after some time trying to sell my work in art fairs and online, I decided to close shop. It all felt too mechanical, too forced, and not organic at all.
But now, having decided to take the leap once again, I feel refreshed and excited to be doing this. I have fallen in love with paper, lines, facets and color and have discovered that it's the perfect medium for me. The work that I've been doing over the past years has inspired me and I feel strongly enough about it to make it a more serious part of my life.
I've just set up a shop on Etsy. I'm hoping that in a month I will have my first listing. Listing of what, you ask? I'm thinking about digitized reproductions of my own drawings printed on nice archival paper and with archival inks. I won't be scanning and printing original drawings, but rather, scanning my drawings, then using software such as Adobe Illustrator to digitally "recreate" the image.
I'm just now starting... Right this second. So I'm off to Etsy to learn more on how to set up shop, then to the sketch book, and then to do some research online (to figure out the business side of it).
I'll likely be posting some sketches here soon and hopefully you can comment and critique my work prior to digitizing and putting them on my shop.
In the mean time, happy birthday, Swell Papel!
PS: I haven't linked to the Etsy shop yet because there's nothing there. As Opening Day draws near, I will make sure to post it on this blog.