Friday, January 2, 2009

Something New…Something Fantastic

As I previously mentioned my New Year's resolution involves revamping my art, finding a niche, and expanding my sales and business.

It is my only resolution but it is a hefty one. Before I got sick my goal was to unveil my new and improved Etsy Shop on New Years Day but time didn't allow this and I am still working on it, and unfortunately it looks like it is going to be pushed back a week or two.

One Major Development!

My Mom is going to be my first employee HAHA I know that sounds funny (but really she is just there is help). No matter which ways I have been stretching myself I can't seem to find the time to fit everything in (full-time job, painting, blogging, AND running an online business). So I figured what better way to expand my business than to bring in an entrepreneur for assistance; MY MOM! For 17 years my mom has ran and operated a very successful business but due to her recent injuries she is forced to take it easy, real easy. After 17 years of being on the go you can only imagine that she is bored to tears that she is layed for 12 weeks.

I am going to be teaching her the Etsy end of the business and teach her how to upload and add new inventory to the store.

Here is a sample of one of my NEW AND IMPROVED WORKS!

Not only will I be selling my originals I am also going to sell a lot more prints and note cards (which I am very excited about!) My goal is to update my shop at least twice a month if not more and more importantly carry a good diverse selection at all times(merchandise and prices). Oh how many hours are in a day? HAHA.

So what was your resolution? I sometimes find that by sharing a resolution it might spark something in another person that just might be beneficial to them.


This weekend I am going to the home land "Jersey" to go to a family function called, "The Family Party". Every holiday season for years well before I was born my Mom's side of the family meets up once a year to get together and share the joys of the season and New Year. This year I will be shamelessly promoting/unveiling my business. I printed out note cards and brought my business cards. Advertising 101 best form of advertising is word of mouth. Or that is what 4 years of college level advertising taught me. Free is the way to be. HAHA.

But more importantly this weekend I get to see my favorite cousins and my brother. People who I love dearly but don't get to see half as much as I would like to.

Well I am off to the races. Happy New Year to all. Thank you for your support last year and I hope to do you all proud in '09.

Big Smooches,


Becky said...

Love the new artwork...just so cute.Enjoy the party,cant wait to see more of your new stuff for this year.Best of Luck!

Flor Larios Art said...

Great painting Steph!
I wish you the best of luck with your resolutions for this year.
Have a great weekend with your family!

Pease Porridge said...

I love this Hello piece! That is great that your Mom will be helping you. How wonderful! I just use spackling from Lowes. :) What kind of birds do you have??


Amariah said...

Happy New Year Steph! I love your paintings and I'm sure you'll do great on Etsy.

Designs by CK said...

Good luck updating the Etsy shoppe and enjoy your family / marketing outing!!! LOL '-)

Have a great weekend.


Pease Porridge said...

I have had several parakeets. They ARE a lot of fun! I was lucky enough to have one that said words. He repeated more than I can count. Of all things he died of a brain tumor at about age two, but he made quite an impression in his short little life. My other two never talked. I guess because they were together.


Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Well hey Steph, aren't you the girl about town! good for you on this new venture and that you got your mommy involved..that is really going to be good for the both of you and take some pressure off of you so you can be creative...I can't wait to see all the new ideas you have in store this year...oh and the remark on my blog..respect your elders! used to say to my mom: "back in your day, the dinasaur days"..I would probably smack my kid if they said that..just mom let it roll right off of her...have fun in Jersey with the family..can't wait to hear about the fun you had. etc..
Gina :)

Jenny said...

Are you selling this piece? My sister inlaw is redoing a room pink and brown..this would look perfect in there! Let me know hon

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Steph! Thanks for sharing my giveaway on your lovely blog! I'll make sure to add your 2nd entry! Have a great weekend sweetie! Lisa :)

adrienne trafford said...

your work is so sweet - i especially LOVE your dolls (saw them on your other blog) - they are truly amazing! i can't wait to see more....

thank you for your nice comments on my blog - i'm trying to do something almost every day - i already didn't post yesterday..oh well...still trying though...

good luck working with your mom - i'm trying to recruit mine as well - maybe this year!

keep painting

Sherry said...

Steph, I can just feel the healing in your post. So glad you are doing better and stating out the New Year with some wonderful paintings and help from Mom. What a joy.

Jody said...

Your blog & your art are amazing!!! Thanks for finding me and leading me to your amazing work!!! Congrats on your recent engagement & your business expanding!!! Happy New Year!

Azul Valentina said...

Hi Steph,

Best wishes for this brand new year. I have posted an award for you.

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