A few months ago, when it looked like I might create my first ever series of paintings, I started dreaming these little dreams. Things I wanted to accomplish, maybe, if my health and life would allow it. When I joined up to the Collective soon after (not the borg one, but an art one) I started learning about things like collections, product releases and seasonal sales.
It got me dreaming more concrete dreams and one of those dreams were beautifully packaged, artfully photographed and wonderfully marketed gift sets of prints and postcards. Today, that dream became a reality. Or I should say, I turned that dream into a reality. Because I am the one that did all of the things to make it happen. From the original artwork, down to the last descriptive word. I created it all. And I couldn't be more proud of myself!! It's not like it all went without a hitch, I ran into plenty of problems, I got to it way later than I would've liked and I stretched myself far thinner than I should.
But at the same time I remember how, when we first moved here in April, I worked for my client. And although I mostly enjoyed the work and loved the client, it was physically painful, almost impossibly so, to work those two hours a day. Today I'd say I worked nearly a full day! Printing, packaging, setting the stage, photographing, editing, creating the product and making social media content. All in one day! I still can hardly believe it! This whole art thing seems to have an effect on me that I couldn't have predicted.
And who knows? Maybe I get to send some people some pretty art soon?
Oh, and did I mention I'm having a Flash Sale of the gift sets and everything else? It's going until midnight on Monday UTC +1 and you can get 10% off with the code "xmasisallsets" if you want it! I dropped it in our group telegram chat but in case you don't check that, now you know! 💖