I finally did it. After many suggestions, requests, and even a few demands from my friends and supporters, I opened my Etsy shop: theARTFULmandy. My grand opening was February 1st, and I am so thankful for all the support I received! I have gained some really wonderful bloggy/internet friends through the last decade, and, without them, I would not have been able to do this!
Some of you have asked how you can help. Would you like to help a girl out and spread the word? Here's how you can do that:
1- If you are on Instagram, follow theARTFULmandy. (Btw, my personal Instagram is mcmandymom.) I post giveaways and coupon codes for IGers only now and then. (In fact, I have a giveaway going on right now. It ends Monday morning, so get on over there and check it out!)
2- Share my shop link on your Facebook. Word of mouth is the best way to spread the news!
3- If you are an Etsy member, follow my shop and favorite items you like!
4- Share my Etsy link on your blog along with photos of some of my work.
Here's some of my work. I am doing commissioned work as well, so if you are interested in something specific, email me!
I know a lot of people like the lullaby, "You are my sunshine," just as much as I do, so I am featuring a series of paintings to go with this theme.
This little guy is full of mischief. He's a cutie, though!
I adore this one. There are several available in my shop, but remember, since they are hand-painted, they will differ slightly.
I confess, I don't love knitting. I could list a dozen reasons (but mainly it's just because I don't possess this skill). But, I love people who knit. And I love what they knit, so I guess I love knitting, in some capacity, after all!
This would be lovely in someone's homeschool room!
I love this piece. My husband loves this piece. But we are not redoing our decor to fit in to our household!
These are 2x2 canvases that come together as a pair.
I love this one. I'd like to keep it, but... well, I put it in my shop instead.
These are canvas panels (5x7), which can be framed, displayed on a table easel, or affixed with ribbons and hung. Love these!
I love this one, and it's featured in my Instagram giveaway! Instagram is a smart phone app, so if you're on it, find my IG and follow the giveaway guidelines to be entered! (Remember, winner is announced Monday!)
5x7 Canvas Panel.
8x10- Love this verse. There's a song that repeats through my head over and over by Gungor that states, "Surely the Messiah will make all things new, will make all things new." It's called Dry Bones. Look it up!
5x7 canvas panel. Love this one too. It was inspired by a doodle I did on the big ol' chalkboard in my livingroom.
Thanks for taking a look, y'all!