...and should I even try this?

I'm thinking of starting an etsy store one of these days to sell my art prints. I have no idea if this is a good idea, but I do know it gives me little butterflies of excitement. I definitely want to get better at watercolor painting before I start selling things, I have already improved so much since these photos were taken. I was also thinking of going a more mixed media route. For example, I could write one of my poems on the paper, then draw a bird or some critter on top of that. Or I could make greeting cards that say things like "you are my nerdy birdie". Thoughts?

Second question: would you even buy something like this if they were a much better and printed well? Honest opinions please.

I'm so nervous to put myself out there and sell things I make. But I also think I have an interesting point of view and have something to share. My style of painting and drawing is a bit childish, but I think its kind of endearing and cute at the same time.

Anyway, would love some opinions on this whole idea. Please leave a comment!

xx, C


  1. I LOVE the idea!! If you don't try you won't know.
    I went through the same kind of thought process when I started my store. Granted I haven't been aggressive and haven't sold a lot; but I am so pleased that I did try and that I am selling a few items.

  2. Thank you for the encouragement Sally! I think I will try it eventually... :)

    Love, C

  3. I totally think you should! I opened mine last month and I have yet to sell a painting. It's somewhat discouraging but I also haven't been promoting my store much at all. I will say, on the plus side, it's only 20 cents to list an item, so really, it's not so bad and if you're making things you enjoy making whether you sell them or not, it's not such a huge commitment! If you do open your store, let me know, we can maybe swap shop buttons?! Xo Lori

  4. Thanks Lori! I would love to swap buttons with you once I start my shop! By the way, your shop is cute!

    X, C

  5. I would. Your stuff is so cute! It takes time to sell stuff on etsy, but when you make that first sale it feels great!


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