weekend recap & more wishes

Hello there! I'm so disappointed that Monday is already here. This past holiday weekend was too much fun and so incredibly busy! Lots to tell!
Last week after work on the 3rd, I started/finished painting my littlest sister's room in blue ombre. Okay, anyone who has actually done this really needs to stress how freakin' hard this is to pull off! Especially during summer heat when the paint dries too fast to blend between layers, your tarp tears and naturally you spill paint right on the hole and onto your carpet. UGH. Needless to say, this will be my first and last ombre painting endeavor. It turned out lovely, but those 5 hours of stress were ridiculous. For the actual 4th, we were lazy and skipped all parading and festivities. Instead we opted to paint and face-lift the boy's living room and bbq. 
Friday was spent finishing my weekly wish from last week: prepping for my 2nd Local Artist's Market! I managed to get down to the cue first and snagged a killer shady spot. I'm so happy to share that this one actually went really well! I toned down my decor a bit so I had more room for goods on the table. And I actually had some decent sales. I sold: 2 hand-printed/bound artist books, 3 pairs of pearl snap earrings, a mini travel illustration and my last Lucca mini print! Not a bad day! And I managed to stay pretty optimistic throughout the day and week! 

The market had a lot less vendors this time around but I made some new friends and ended up with a lead for another market later this month. Plus, I may have found a new shop to sell cards and art in Ventura! Slowly widening the spread of my work...more on that another time. 

So, the goal for this next week. Now that the market is done, I have a bunch of inventory I'd still like to share and hopefully sell. It's another pretty simple goal but one I definitely need to get done with this week going to be so busy. So my goal this week:
List new items in my Etsy shop, register for my next market this month and prepare art/items for display in the new store! 
Fingers crossed for another successful week! How's your week looking? Any big goals? Make sure to share and link up with the Nectar Collective!


  1. Congrats on your market day and for the ombre success. I've always wanted to try it, but have been too afraid to give it a go, don't think I could handle the stress. Looking forward to seeing whats new in your etsy store :)

  2. I found your blog through Nectar Collective's link up, and I love it! Congratulations on your art market experience!


  3. Such great success! You should be really proud of yourself.

    I had a quick look in your Etsy store and I'm smitten! I've bookmarked it to come back to when I get paid as those gorgeous paintings would look beautiful in my front room.


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