The last few days have been filled with overcast skies, fog, and rain. The lake has risen a couple of feet and the grass has stayed quite green with the warmer temperatures and abundant moisture. Not that I am complaining mind you. Last year we had about 15″ of snow already and I certainly don’t miss that. Another evening of rain and then the sun returns with temperatures in the 40’s. I can get used to that. I’m not going to miss a white Christmas after last year.
I was going to post the last photo of the finished entryway yesterday, but when I looked at the pictures I had taken, I realized that I didn’t like the lack of shadowing behind the flowers in the front. So it was back to the drawing board with the colored pencils and pastels. I made a few more minor adjustments and improved it I think.
And now to the title of this post. You are currently reading the blog of an internationally selling artist. Much to my surprise, last week I got an inquiry from a woman in the UK concerning one of my etsy listings. Would I consider doing an international sale? Would I? You bet I would! It was really just an illustration style pen and ink of a barbershop window that I created as part of a mustache related challenge within one of my etsy teams and listed. It was small and simple and I never dreamed that it would actually sell. I looked at it as just a fun, playful piece, but she and her business partners wanted to purchase the drawing and then use it as a logo and for signage. You could have blown me over with a feather. So it is currently on its way to Wales. I guess there is no telling what will appeal to someone out there and we shouldn’t box ourselves or our artwork in. I have asked her to send me a picture after the sign is made and placed. I know it’s not much, but it was pretty thrilling for me. Perhaps one of these days, one of the larger, more elaborate pastels will follow. I might have to raise the postage though.