Aug 10, 2011

Birthday Flower Fairies

It has officially begun, a new series.
I have been wanting to do a birthday series for over two years now. Last year I did the colored pencil birthstone series, but only got half of them done. I find it difficult to finish a series.

I need your help!

Please keep me accountable for this series. Comment here or on Facebook, say how much you want to see your month, give ideas or suggestions, or just yell out "Hey, where's the next month?! It's been WEEKS!". :P

I want to do all twelve months. Here are the guidelines for my flower fairies...

Each piece will show:
  • The month's flower
  • The month's birthstone colors
  • A moon or sun
  • A braid of some sort in the hair (to me this is a symbol of God's warrior princess, or a daughter of God)
  • Something in the background having to do with the month and/or season
  • Must have a "Mucha" feeling. Yes, it has been done before, but I've been wanting to do it for a while and this is my chance.
  • Incorporate something from my pencil drawings (the birthstones).
Once the piece is finished I will post it as a 3.5x8.5 open edition print, and the original painting up on Etsy. I will try to get the pieces up in time for birthdays.

Since August is almost over I started with October. She's done entirely in watercolor, no colored pencil. It's been a while since I've done that.

open edition print on Etsy

Aug 1, 2011

Etsy Shop Arrangement

Can I have some feedback?

For the last, oh week or so, I've been trying to get feedback about my Etsy shop over on Facebook. I need more. Please take a moment and vote on the poll. 
go vote!

The reasons for the poll:
There are over a 100 items in my shop...a lot to shuffle through.

I like to get feedback from my followers and customers so that I may better serve you. I can't serve you efficiently and to the upmost best without knowing your thoughts and needs.

What is the poll about:
The poll is for me to decide if I should change out the sections. If you visit my Etsy Shop you would see a list of sections on the left navigation. I want to know if I categorize my items by subject matter that it would be easier for you to find what you're looking for.

So instead of shopping by item type (print, tin box, stickers, etc.) you would be shopping by subject (fairies, mermaids, angels, fairytales, biblical, etc.).

Please go vote!
if the link doesn't work, please visit and find the poll (it's only about two posts down).
*You must be logged into your FB account to vote in the poll. 

If you don't want to vote through FB please leave a comment here and vote!
A) YES section by fairies, mermaids, angels, etc.
B) EH I'm indifferent and it doesn't matter how the shop is arranged.
C) NO I like how the shop is arranged right now.

Thank You