I love painting in watercolour. When I have time that is what I do. And I want to start making part of my living from this. I have started a blog to support my marketing effort in my other life. And in December 2008 I thought it would be cool to put some of my work out there.
I have tried a few different approaches to blogging my paintings – At first I had the same username as I use in my other life. But it got messy because the same links appeared on all the blogs. And I could only have one user address. Setting up another user on WordPress took me some time to figure out and I went to another blog platform. But I didnt like it there and now I am back, with a new user name, blog address and blog name. And I think I am getting it figured out.
I am keen to sell my work and have set up a site on etsy, as I have seen other artists doing. I have yet to register as a seller, as I need to understand more of the implications. But I am keen to do that too. I would like to sell prints and originals maybe.
In the meantime, I want to build up a history of posts and a log of my work. On my previous blog I had a gallery, which was OK to get my work up quickly but I don’t think I will do this here (now that I understand blogs a little better). Perhaps I will set up a website with my work.
But now I have some serious pressure mounting from my other world. Yep, a third life. So I will post the work I have so far and get it out there. I fully intend to be painting full on by the end of the year when this third rat is satiated and put to bed. To mix a metaphor.
So welcome to the start of this part of the journey.