I am attempting #marchmeetthemaker this month, I tried last year and think I managed most…some…of the month.
It’s an instagram challenge to help tell your business story thoughout the month of March with the help of a handy planner of themes to post each day.
It is so much fun seeing other crafters stories and I have a lot of studio envy from seeing crafters workspaces yesterday.
Here my posts so far, I will come back to this here through the month and lets see how well I do! Squeeeeeeeeeeeee! 😀
Day 1 was all about yourself – Here is me! I’m Lianne and by day I am a Librarian and by night, I am a pj wearing, unicorn obsessed, doodler. I love painting cute and whimsical creatures and dream of one day doing this full time.
Day 2 Favourite thing to make 😊
I think it has to be these guys…Sprouty, Mouse and Kitty. They kinda appeared for #inktober with their pumpkin antics and just hung around and became my life in the form of doodles. I love them
Day 3 was workspace 😊 My little lounge is my workspace, I tend to sit on the floor doodling eventually trapping myself with everything into a small space
Day 4 Tools 😊 this little pot holds my pencils, pens and brushes (when they are not spread all over my floor which most are 😉 )
Crikey! I haven’t been here since June! Sorry! I hope to much more frequent this year but I haven’t been idle, I have been so busy doodling in that time.
2016 was my first year at actually making my doodles into a little business, I have learnt a lot in that time, I also had quite few commissions! Squeeeeeeee!
I spent most of summer creating new Christmas cards, I ended up with 8 new designs and they were a big hit! I have to say myself, they were the best I have done so far and sold really well. I really loved packaging them for everyone and all my pops to the post office to send them on their way.
Then came Inktober; where you do an ink drawing a day throughout October. I have been joining in on that for a couple of years and it is an awesome motivator. This year I concentrated on three little characters; a girl – Sprouty, a mouse – Mouse and Kitty the Cat and their little halloweenie, pumpkin activities. It was such fun to do and the three little characters gained quite a following!
Since then I have been re-thinking on how to make my work more wantable, more sellable. My cards sell well so why don’t I do other occasion cards! Yay! I have done three so far.
I am currently working on another couple of commissions. I really love getting comissions and creating other people’s ideas.
Other new plans are to start creating little paintings in frames where parts of the painting carries on onto the frame, if there are flowers or stars or something like that they go on the frame as well. I also want to paint little characters onto wooden boxes which can be used for treasures, jewellery, pencil cases. All different sizes and shapes of boxes.
I am very excited for this new year and my new plans and will keep you updated on my progress.