So the other morning I was having one of those mornings when 12 things go wrong before noon. It's amazing how that can happen, but it does. Trying not to let these "things" get me down or make me crawl back into bed I decided to hit a yoga class at Engineered Bodies where I workout. My theory was if I could zen out for an hour maybe things would turn around. It totally paid off. Not only did I have a fabulous yoga class but while practising yoga my brain got creative. I know, it's totally suppose to blank out in yoga but my brain doesn't work that way. My brain, when the right "zen" like music is playing actually gets rather creative and images start forming and ideas are processed and soon, the class is over and I feel relaxed and ready to create. It's really a beautiful thing especially when you have to create something because often when I have to create something... I can't. I could see it clearly, the final result and knew it would be fabulous. I rushed out to buy a canvas. In my head while at yoga the canvas wasn't square. I bought a giant 36"x36" canvas ~ yup a square. I saw it and even though it went against the final picture from yoga the whispers told me that was the right one. I bought it. When I have an idea like that brewing I have to get it out of my head. It nags at me. Thankfully timing wise all was a go for retreating to my studio and retreat I did. The end result I am thrilled with. It is fresh. Spring-like and full of joy! Joy, the hardest emotion to truly feel on an ongoing basis and yet it's one we need to remind ourselves to take notice of. The original is going to be hanging out (for sale) above the fireplace at Caffe Divano in Port Moody for a little while and it's a real sight to behold in person soooo make yourself a coffee date and check out my art!
There are LOTS of new card designs available in my awesome new shop and more being added every day! It's always handy to have a batch of cards around the house to save you going to search for a card at the last minute! Enjoy looking through all my designs and keep coming back. There will be more birthday cards, wedding cards and new agenda designs coming soon!
A while back my previous website decided it would move realllly slow. This was before Christmas when I needed it to move at a normal space. Some time after Christmas it decided to move even slower to the point where I wasn't even sure it would load...EVER! Hence, why I haven't blogged much. I started thinking I needed a fresh new look. Enter Lisa Marsden of Egami Creative Group. Lisa had tried to get on my former site one day and recognized there were a few issues but also that perhaps I needed a fresh new look. After much discussion and several fabulous suggestions from Lisa, my brand new site was born. I have to tell you, I LOVE it!!! IT is so very ME and I couldn't be more thrilled. It was a big step, moving into an e-commerce site, and a decision that was definitely not made casually. The end result is fantastic and I can't sing Lisa's praises enough!
With this new platform shopping is now just a click away. Simply click the shop tab ~ Woo hoo!! Paypal is the payment platform but you don't actually need a Paypal account to use Paypal (I totally didn't know this until recently LOL) you simply need a valid credit card. My FULL selection of products will always be available on this site. My Etsy shop is and will still be around but this site will have all my available designs and my Etsy shop will only carry a select amount.
Sooo if you want to learn a bit more about me and I how I got my start in this crazy creative world, click my About ME page for my story. If you want to shop, have fun choosing! Feel free to look around, enjoy the colour and know that I am filled with gratitude for all your support!
I am so happy to have gone to a web professional to get my site redesigned. I had gone the route of my girlfriends friend and now of course he's too busy with other stuff and I'm left without being able to update and change my site...well no more, I hired EGAMI Creative Group and they were wonderful. Lisa Marsden listen to my needs and meet them all. I have this beautiful site I am proud of, that I can update with new art pieces, change text and upload new products that I can now sell directly on my site and cut out the middle man, Etsy, and make more money! So very happy!
So if you're still using your brothers, sisters friend give it up and pay a professional... so you too can have a site your proud of and is easy to update yourself.
I would highly recommend her company EGAMI Creative Group. Check them out www.egamicreative.com
Wow, I can't believe January is almost over! Time goes by so quickly which brings me leaping forward to February 14th - Yup Valentine's Day is fast approaching and I've got you covered.
Now, go spend some quality time with your loved one!
To learn more about me and how I got my start, click here.