Two years to the day (I had no idea until facebook told me this morning, but I *do* like the coincidence!) since I started this blog with #projectsnail, I've taken another step and launched my online shop! I've also gone for a bit of a logo change - sorry snail! You never know where the snail might appear again though....
The new logo and name fit with my packaging (I made the logo stamp this morning, and it's great fun using it to personalise the packaging) and also with the fact that I am now registered as a sole trader and that's the name I've gone for for the business! I guess it will keep me out of trouble for a bit ;-) It's a relief to finally get it all up and out there, poor Dave has had to put up with me wittering on to him about it for a good while. Thank you too to the wonderful folk on facebook taking the time to answer queries and questions and sharing their knowledge with me, it is Very Much appreciated. My Very First order came through not long after I launched the site this morning, and I did love packing up my cards and sending them off - they should be arriving at their new home tomorrow morning! (Thank you A :-) )
This also means I can now start back at doing arty things again rather than tinkering away at the computer! (I do think my eyes have got a little squarer!) Including hopefully being able to share with you the product of my first commission....
Just to update you too of other things coming up - I have some of my work in the Rotary Club of Kenilworth's exhibition over the weekend (24th - 26th November) at the Holiday Inn as part of 'Art at Kenilworth' (Friday afternoon until Sunday afternoon - click the name for the website) - free entry and art from lots of folks around Coventry and Kenilworth. Lots of it is available to buy too (including mine!).
Then on Friday 8th Decemeber I am returning to The Herbert Art Gallery to take part in their 'Making Merry' event from 7.30pm - 10.30pm; lots of local artists and craftspeople. I am planning some 'mini original' drawings to be framed and sold at the event too - something that I will hopefully be able to offer through the website at a later date too. (Click on the art gallery name above for the webpage - it is free entry, the booking online part is to do with the stall people, although I do believe there are also different 'making workshops' available on the evening too).
A huge thank you to you all for your support, and the many kind comments I have received off folks in the past (and recently) which helped me realise I should Just Do This. Now I have; let's see where it goes from here.
Please share the parsnips out of my facebook links/posts to the shop, or via twitter or anywhere you fancy.... follow me on instagram..... the art page on facebook..... anything to get the shop out there would be great. (Hopefully clicking on any of the above should send you to the right places!)
Cheers me dears,
Here we go...
The ramblings of a linocut printmaker.... and other artistic adventures!