I am continuing my "Year in Review" with a look back at 2020. In my first blog post, we covered the first quarter of the year. In this post, I am looking back at the second quarter (can you tell I'm married to an accountant yet?).
In April, my Etsy site was reaping the benefits of the "shop small" movement brought on by Covid-19. With folks staying home more, Etsy seemed like a natural place to shop for unique and one-of-a-kind items. I took advantage of their new ship-from-home service that eliminated any trips to the post office! It was a win-win!
In May, I sold several prints from my print shop as Mother's Day gifts. I also began working with one of my favorite interior designers for a custom commission for her client's beach home.
I love working with interior designers! Many of you already know this, but I have a background in interior design and have several years of experience before switching over to art once my first son turned 1. I think my design background has helped me understand the trends in art (yes there are art trends just like fashion and home decor!). When someone tries to explain what they are looking for, my background gives me insight into what style of art would work best in their home.
In June, I wrapped up commissions and focused on my website/marketing plan. I don't remember the last time I actually sat down to paint something "just for me." Which is sad. With all the changes to our childcare schedules, summer camps being cancelled, my husband and I have been juggling working from home with three kids ages 6 and under.
So that pretty much sums up my business happenings for the first half of 2020. It's been an interesting year for sure! In my next few posts, I'll be talking about my plans for the rest of 2020, a behind-the-scenes look at my commission work, an explanation of the message behind my canopy series, and more!
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