My He(ART)-Full Life

Monday, August 30, 2010

a start...Etsy

                        (Guided  available here...original art 11" x 14" on gallery wrapped canvas)
I listed my first piece of art today on's all very new to me and I have to admit that I am trying to learn so many things all at once...I decided to choose this as my very first piece because I have wanted to open up my shop  for such a long long time. I deeply believe that we are all guided from the things we dream about, yearn for deep in our hearts and focus our energies on. So often I have ignored these guided whispers because I was scared, insecure, overwhelmed or because I had no idea how to go about it. Always waiting for the "perfect time" that never came along or until I had it all figured out. Finally I am listening to my inner guide.
I have totes and magnets as well that I will list soon. Prints are coming up in the next month (I promise)...I am still researching printers...for over 6 weeks now!! I have been going little loopy from all the reading I am doing on archival pigment inks etc. It's a toss up between 2 printers now!

(totes coming soon! It reads..FAITH)
In other news..Tim left for Quantaco yesterday afternoon. We had a great week together; I am happiest when my family is all under one roof:)  At least he will be home every weekend from now on. Also...we had 2 home showings these past few days so I am keeping my fingers crossed. Things are insanely hectic over here-starting up my Etsy, showing the house, keeping up with's like a bad sitcom! Yet my heart is full and I am smiling all the time...I am immersed in gratitude. This is the stuff of life!


ArtPropelled said...

Congratulations on opening your shop Soraya! It's a big thing to open yourself up to the world, blogging, creating a website, starting a shop. The thoughts that go through ones mind .... is this right, is that wrong, will I make an ass of myself, are my prices too high... too low. That little inner voice is constantly throwing questions at one but at the end of the day you have to have faith that you are doing the right thing..... and yes I'm sure we are guided. I'm a strong believer in gut feelings. Your blog post says it all. Well done for all you've achieved Soraya. You will choose the right printer. Perhaps you could mention them on your blog and a reader will help you to make up your mind.

Lis said...

yes, yes Congratulations! Look at all you have done! So glad you are listening to your inner guide and not those pesky, party-pooping gremlins!

I honestly cannot imagine doing all that you do and caring for a small child! Glad you enjoy the rush of energy :) That is creative fire - never calm and balanced!

Carola Bartz said...

You sound very happy - and I'm happy for you. Congratulations on opening your Etsy store. Yes, you're right, there never is the "perfect time" and it's good to listen to your inner guide.

Kerri said...

Congrats on the esty shop- that must feel great and it will be so exciting when people are buying up all the stuff you list- Which I know will happen! :)

scrapwordsmom said...

I am sooooo happy for you!!!! Off to see your shop!!:)

scrapwordsmom said...

Tag, you're it;)

patty said...

Soraya, i adore your happy perspective on things when they are a bit "discombobulated"! And, I am so proud and excited for you on opening your Etsy shop - perfectly awesome. You rock!!

Blue Moon Mama said...

Ugh, I thought I commented on this post days ago but it must not have gone thru :(. I'll try again.

Congratulations on your new shop! Creating it was an act of courage & hope. I applaud your brave spirit!! When I opened my Cafepress shop years ago it was a scary moment but that first sale really made my spirit soar & made everything worthwhile. I know your shop will be a huge hit! Can't wait to buy a print myself!