When I wake up, I like to write or sketch what I have just experienced. I set it aside for a little while so I can eat and do all that other boring but necessary waking life stuff, then come back to it with rolled up sleeves and a positive attitude.
Days or weeks go by before I have a finished piece ready to sell. I like to work on at least five different projects at a time because its more enjoyable, not to mention more economical (better use of time and paint). When I finally decide something is finished, I coat it twice with varnish to lock in the color. This is my least favorite step because varnish is stinky, it takes a long time to dry, and unless my area and brushes are completely free of dust I get an imperfect looking glaze. Can you imagine how that feels to have irreparable damage happen to your work after all the time you've invested?!
<---- Here's an example of one painting I embellished with opal glitter, pearlescent liquid acrylic, and crystals. To see more, please visit my Etsy shop www.hotjavva.etsy.com
*Next week I will be featuring shops that celebrate reading. I am a reader and have many readers to Christmas shop for, so this will be a nice way to promote reading-related gift ideas for holiday shoppers.
If you would like to be featured in my blog next week, please do the following:
1. Comment on this blog. If your shop name differs from your blogger ID, please include your shop name.
2. Go to this Etsy Forum Thread and share your shop item that celebrates reading.
3. If your item is chosen, I will contact you.
Thanks for participating!