It's been over a week since I blogged and I did not even realize it!
Lately, I have been sharing my work on Instagram and since most of my blog readers are also on IG, I feel they might have already read about my latest pieces there, and often postpone blogging about them !
But, today I received another message asking if I would continue using stamps for my watercolors and be doing any more videos? Since I have been asked this before on YouTube, I thought it was time to update my viewers !
..a short answer would be.. Yes!
...a long one would be ..
Yes, I will be doing videos and be using stamps too, but currently am in the process of giving my Etsy shop a strong foundation . Back in July, when I opened on Etsy, I knew it was going to be a lot of work and would require a lot of commitment, especially in terms of time., but after the initial few days, it dawned upon me that running a shop even if it's online takes as much effort as a regular brick and mortar store!
I realized early on that if I did not adapt a schedule and organize my studio, I would not be able to do much in a day. I was running between stuff..painting, photography, shipping, household chores, errands and the list continued with not much getting done! If I did one, the others were pending and often it was the household chores that was put on the back burner!
So to get everything in order, I decided to put video making on hold, until after the holidays. Filming a video is very easy, since I am painting everyday and all I need to do is to push 'record', but the editing and voiceover takes a lot of time . Honestly, I think I don't know how to do it the easy way, because I see a lot of people put up a video almost everyday! Hopefully, I shall learn how to do it quick and easy and start over!
Someone did suggest Periscope, but the fact that it can be viewed for a limited time, makes me wonder if it's worth the effort. I have missed watching some lovely demo's just because of the time difference or because I was unaware of when it would be up for viewing.
About using stamps, I shall continue to do so since I have a lovely stash with me, but for now, it's going to be originals painted by me and available for purchase over at Etsy!
And now for those who are not on IG and still love receiving updates from my blog..here are some new pieces ...
Last week, I picked up some QoR watercolors to try . I got the high chroma set especially for the Quin magenta. I love the vibrancy and they stay vibrant even after drying! If you are looking for some new watercolors ..try these...they are simply wonderful!
Pink Flowers- QoR watercolors on Arches 140# CP watercolor paper.
Bird- W&N on Canson 140 # CP watercolor paper.
Orange and green - QoR watercolors on Arches CP paper.