It’s been a while since I’ve done anything related to The Sketchbook Artist, I’ve been keeping up my other blog (Mam, I Am), working part-time in a shop as well as moving into and decorating our new house. The last few months have just flown by and now Christmas is just around the corner! Eeek! Anyway, whilst I’ve been away the wonderful people at Society6 have been busy creating some new products such as tank tops, full cover tote bags and now mugs!! Check it out.
So it’s been pretty quiet around here recently *tumble weed slowly drifts on by*. My personal life has pretty much taken hold of the driver’s seat for the past few months as a lot has been going on. First off we are in the process of buying a house! Eek, exciting times but a lot of paperwork and running around. On top of that we have been trying to spend time as a family so there’s been a lot of travelling back and forth between England and Wales.
I have done some work in this period though, as I was commissioned to create an A1 sized cat portrait. It was a bit different to what I usually do as it was in colour and in soft pastels! I loved the challenge and it was great fun working in a different medium. So here it is. The final piece. I was very happy to find that the customer was very happy with the portrait which is what I aim to achieve, customer satisfaction!
Just thought I would let everyone know that for the rest of the month I have put all of my Original drawings in my Etsy shop at half price! Get a signed original from myself for as little as £10!
So a few weeks ago I posted about struggling with the decision on keeping The Sketchbook Artist as a behind the scenes of my life or making it strictly business. Back then I decided that I could continue posting about work/family perfectly fine together (which you can read here) but I have noticed recently that I haven’t been posting about them equally and this blog was becoming more of a family life blog than a behind the scenes of TSA.
So I introduce to you, my new blog, Mam, I Am.
I have just updated the ‘About’ section in my Etsy shop and sooo I thought I would share the story here too..
(P.s. I would love to hear about how other freelancers started out and the reasons behind it – Link me up?!)
The Beginning of The Sketchbook Artist
This honestly feels like the best job in the world when a customer is happy with their portrait. Nothing beats it.