7.28.2013

Sunday Sketch and my gratitude

BIRD-july28

Peaceful Sunday. I have tried to leave Sundays in my planner blank for each week. It's supposed to be no-work day but some Sundays I just can't help it :) It's going to be sketch-only day though so that I won't feel drained out too early next week.

Sunday sketch today is also my work, a new drawing collection. I call it 'secret garden' at first but maybe it doesn't completely go with other keywords I set for drawing which are flowers, fruits, birds and grateful. The theme of gratitude comes from a friend's post on my facebook feed about her husband noting down three things he felt grateful for each day. It's a common idea you hear constantly but it is really an idea that we tend to take it for granted especially when we are so busy with our lives. It's also strange that people tend to focus on bad things that happen rather than good things that we have.

I'm still working on how I present the theme in different formats. A Thank you card for sure and cute little gift tags. I also want to see it in bookplates and how about letter set? People write letters less but there are those who cherish the more intimate friendship activity and it would be nice if I can make some lovely paper that someone would love to put their writing on and send to their friends. I have just got a feedback from a customer who bought my Flower Kraft letter set saying that she can't wait to write letters to her pen pals. It's just a simple feedback but it struck me that my work could be a part of someone's loving activity and I feel really happy. To be honest, I'm still struggling with my sales on Etsy but you have to know that a short line feedback like this really keeps me going. I think this can fall in the gratitude theme :)

I think I need to get going and do some more sketches. I hope you enjoy my 365 days I draw project. I'm really far behind the schedule but believe me I'm trying to draw everyday :) There are two more posts I want to talk about Make Art That Sells class too. This needs organized thoughts and as I'm writing in English which is not my native language, it will take some time :)

Thanks for coming. Hope you have a merry weekend.

:)

learn-july2013

25 comments:

  1. I love your sketches of the birds. They would look good on cards and gift bags for sure. Great idea!

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    1. Oh gift bags seem a good idea too. Feeling excited :D Thanks so much Eva!

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  2. Lovely sketches!

    I know. the urge to work seems surprising, on the other hand, from what it looks like, these may be our most creative moments.

    A wonderful Sunday to you,
    Merisi

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    1. Yes. you have to love those moments. Merry Sunday to you too :D

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  3. These are really super sketches! Don't lose heart on Etsy, you have some really fantastic and cute cards.

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    1. Thank you so much. I still have hope on my Etsy, just need to work harder!

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  4. Lovely and cute sketches, beautiful line work! <3

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    1. Thank you and Thanks for coming :D

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  5. Your sketches are lovely and I agree it's always lovely to get some positive feedback on your items. I am also still trying to understand Etsy - I go months without selling a thing then have an item sell just like that - it's hard to know how to market etc!!

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    1. It seems that a lot of people struggling with Etsy promoting but I have also seen a lot of people can do it successfully. I think we just have to be patient and persistent in finding our own strategy ...

      Thanks for coming and good luck with your shop :)

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  6. These are lovely little characters :)

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  7. I love these bird sketches you have done and I love the thought behind your sketches today of gratitude. That was why I started my notecard business, because written notes have always meant so much to me. To think that someone took the time to write to you in their busy lives, is very touching. So, I wanted to try to help that lost art of writing, not be so lost!
    I know what you mean by just a kind word. It is the spark that gets you going sometimes!!
    I do love your work and wish you much success on this journey!
    Happy Sunday, from another Sunday Sketcher!!
    Jane

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    1. I'm not actually the one who write to friends but I'm so lucky to receive lovely paper gifts from others. That's one more of gratefulness :) I'm thinking about writing some cards back too, would love to make it a habit :)

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  8. I really enjoy your sketchs and appreciate your words on gratitude. Each Friday I write a post about what I am grateful for that week. Looking for the positive each day makes a big difference on how we see the world.

    I think we all struggle with marketing. The thing I keep reminding myself is that it takes time and patience. Have a great Sunday.

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    1. Yes, I used to be a very pessimistic person, I still am sometimes but I find that looking things in positive way helps make living in this world not too hard.

      As for Etsy, I still stick to 2 p, patience and persistence :)

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  9. I just love your birdies. Awww. Adore their little hats! :D

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  10. Your bird sketches are truly delightful. Blessings!

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  11. What a cute page of drawings. Love all those little birds!

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