I am really running with my brave word for the year. I had been thinking on and off about opening an Etsy shop for awhile. I'd waffle back and forth on the pros and cons and whether or not I really wanted to sell my work. My friends and family have been encouraging me all along to do it. What started this whole thing now was while I was I still muddling over what I should do, I had someone reach out to me on Flickr to inquire if a painting was available for purchase. This seemed to be the push that I needed. This wasn't my friends or family asking to buy my work, this was a complete stranger. I have no idea whether or not she will end up buying the piece or not, but I'm taking it as a message coming from the Universe to move forward.
Yesterday, while still doubting and overthinking, I came across this post in my blog list from Creative Something and felt like it was written for me.
So I bit the bullet. I had my first item in draft form to list on Etsy all day but didn't push the "Publish" button until after I read that blog posting. On the sidebar on the right you will see a link to my Etsy shop.
I created a Facebook page as well. The badge is on the right if you want to become a fan. Wheew!! Scary stuff.