Did you notice some of the changes I've made on the blog lately? This blog is currently undergoing a major overhaul.
Okay, it's probably not that major, but it sure feels that way.
I now have a menu bar under the banner, although they are not linked to any pages yet. On the right sidebar, you can find social media buttons where you can connect with me outside of this blog. My husband, Steve, has been working on making those changes, and I can't be grateful enough. He's my hero!
I just created my Instagram account and facebook page a couple of days ago, so they are still in their infancy. But I'm looking forward to growing them and growing with them, and I hope you'll be part of this exciting journey.
I'm going to make a few more changes on the blog over the weekend as part of Blogging Your Way course I've been taking. It's been a little overwhelming to do this much in such a short amount of time. But then, I have to remind myself that change is good.
I just have to remember to pace myself a little, slow down and take a deep breath.
* * *Today, I have something I wanted to ask you.
If you've noticed, there is a link on the menu bar that says "shop." I've been thinking about selling my artwork, both originals and some prints on Etsy.
The truth is, holding onto the finished artwork is keeping me from becoming a better artist. Instead of cherishing and marveling what I've already done, I want to push myself and try something new.
I'll be honest. It probably won't be easy for me to let many of them go, but I don't want to stay where I am today. I want to be the best artist that I can be. And I believe that my best is yet to come.
I'm also interested in creating more pieces that I can turn into prints, like this one.
I think it will be a fun way to practice illustrations for my children's book project.
So, what do you think? Is selling my artwork online a good idea or not so good? Any thoughts or encouragement? I'm curious.
In the meantime, let's hang out here:
Pinterest - @yukojones
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Instagram (I only have a few photos, haha!) - @studioyukojones
Have a wonderful weekend!