Friday, February 7, 2014

Drawing in Nature

I have been drawing and painting a lot the past few days.  I'm trying to get some cards ready to post to my ETSY very soon.  I haven't had lots of luck on ETSY so we shall see!  If anyone has a shop and can pass on some good advise on selling please do.


I've been drawing faces for the 29 FACES in Feb challenge and I love the results so far.  I post more often on my Instagram so if you want to see more you can follow me there.  She's not done yet...I need to fix some lines and paint.


This is the last page of my chipboard journal I bought a while back.  Can't believe I actually completed it.  The last two pages are my favorite.  I'm going to head to the craft store today to look for another journal!




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  1. Your face is very beautiful. Oh, for such perfect features! I like your colorful birdies on the wire.

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  2. amazing! Love the softness --also your watercolor portrait below is simply amazing!

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  3. Love the sketch and your journal pages! Hmm,..I love the trees in the pic in front of the tiled roofs.

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  4. Love all the texture in your journal. I've found that with selling cards online, it's best to find a small niche market. My instinct was always to create things that a broad audience could appreciate, but doing that just buries your work in a sea of competition.

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    1. I will definitely take this into consideration. Thanks so much!

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  5. Love that face - and your journal pages are just beautiful

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  6. your portrait looks so beautiful already Danielle! Love the journal page with the birdies :) Happy PPF!

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  7. love your work~!
    i've popped over from Balzer Designs and am so glad that i did~!
    your journal is beautiful and what a feeling it must be to have completed one. i have yet to do that.

    :-)
    libbyQ

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    1. Hi Libby! You are not alone! In the past I have had many unfinished projects but finishing an art journal is so wonderful. If you finish a journal I will gift you a new one. There is no rush. Send me an email to mack_attack321@yahoo.com (subject line Art Journal Challenge and your name) with a few photos of where you left off in your journal and your final pages!

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  8. Great face and journal pages Danielle. I don't have access to Instagram so cannot see your other faces. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hi Netty thanks for stopping by! In the side bar under my button you can see my Instagram photos...I will also be posting more here on the blog as well.

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  9. I love your work! That bird piece is just so alive and wild, and the portrait so delicate.

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  10. Danielle, apart from what I said on my blog about Etsy, my advice to you is do what you love first, nurture your shop, keep it fresh, don't give up. Don't confine yourself to cards; consider artwork, art tags, and so on. People like variety and they like a shop that's active. It took me almost a year to get things rolling, and it has paid off. Hope this helps!

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    1. Thank you so much. This is great advice! I'm busy working on my shop now!

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  11. I love your work.... very pretty birds and great face!
    I see others using society 6 but I know nothing about it!

    Hugs Giggles

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  12. Such a beautiful face! Luv the birds on the wire.

    Annabelle : )

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  13. Beautiful sketch and I also love your journal pages. Happy PPF

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  14. I've so loved the chipboard journal - the unusual format has allowed you to create some really individual and beautiful pages... and the face is wonderful.
    Alison x

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  15. Beautiful face, can't wait to see it colored! And the journal pages are terrific. Etsy is a bit of a numbers game. There are hundreds of thousands of shops there! So, the more items in your shop, the better. And in your tags, try to use two-word phrases someone might use when looking for items like yours. :)

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  16. What a lovely journal you have! I love the drawing too and the flowers in the background of the drawing.

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  17. The looseness of your journal pages are so charming. They're really lovely.

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  18. What an accomplishment to FINISH a journal! I have some really beautiful ones, that I begin......but I don't finish. I'm not even close! I wish I could dedicate a little time each day.....

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    1. Hi Tammie! I have a deal for you...if you finish one of your art journals I will gift you a new one. Send me some photos of an unfinished journal and then your completed one. I know this may take a while but you need to know how it feels to finish a journal! You will love it! Email me at mack_attack321@yahoo.com, subject Art Journal challenge.

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