my etsy shop, darling lark, is once again open for business! i have chosen to focus solely on the custom initial illustrations this time around.
here are some examples of past commissions:
an S for my sylvie
an H for henry
an A for aviva
an A and a J for aj
these letters make a great holiday gift for any baby or child. i am happy to recreate any characters, themes or colors. this business is built on referrals and can only grow through word of mouth. if you know anyone who might be interested, please pass it along! thank you!
i am pleased as punch to announce the official opening of my new etsy shop, darling lark! for those of you who expressed interest in ordering a custom initial illustration, you may now visit the shop to do so! there are only a few items listed at the moment, but i will be adding more over the next few days.
thank you so much for all of your support, advice and interest! it means the world to me.
THANK YOU so much to everyone who commented on my last post! due to all of your positive feedback, i have decided to go forward with opening an etsy shop. i am so excited about this venture, and your comments were instrumental in giving me the courage needed to proceed. once again, THANK YOU. i hope to have the shop up and running sometime tomorrow. now all i need is a shop name. any suggestions, dear readers?
this small venture is especially exciting given the fact that i put in my two weeks notice today at work. this is a decision travis and i made a while ago, but haven’t yet talked about for obvious reasons. i am very happy with my choice to be a stay at home mom and a freelancer. it’s a bit scary, but i know it will be for the best.
starting tomorrow, i will be happy to begin accepting orders through my etsy shop. i will post a link here as soon as it’s functional. check back for that sometime tomorrow! in the meantime, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or inquiries. orders will be filled in the order they are accepted. i want to get as many done as i can before sylvie arrives! like any other job, i will take a short “maternity leave” after her birth. i can draw pretty much anything you could dream up, so be creative! i would be happy to fill custom orders. i will also have a selection of previously completed drawings (like the one above) available to get the ball rolling.
i’m so excited!!! thank you so much for all of the feedback and order inquiries. i have the best readers! YOU ROCK!
i finished sylvie’s drawing this afternoon! i’m pretty happy with how it turned out. it’s really nice to have someone to draw things for.
(click for a larger image.)
and some detail shots:
so, i’m thinking about starting up a small etsy shop to sell some of my illustrations. my eventual goal is to be able to contribute to our household finances through freelance work alone. for a sampling of some of my other work, click HERE. my question for you, dear readers, is this: would you patronize my shop? please leave a comment with your honest answer. i’d love to hear what you have to say, especially if you have an etsy shop of your own! all advice is welcome. thanks!!