Yesterday morning I sent out my fifth Etsy order(!) and was struck by a giant burst of, well, love.
I love making art - coming up with ideas and challenging myself to render them well. I love that people dig my work enough to spend money on it. I love wrapping a customer's brand new painting in pretty tissue paper so they'll feel like they're getting a wonderful present (which they are - even if they bought it for themselves!). I love packing their order in a safe, secure nest of padding so it will reach its destination in perfect condition. I love doing the whole post office transaction and knowing the package is on its way to someone who's excited to receive it - I feel like I'm nudging my little baby birds out of the nest and watching them fly.
I super-love that my very first customer left my store amazing feedback - reading those lovely words, I finally knew that all my planning and hard work was paying off. My mad skillz are noticed and appreciated. I...may have teared up a little bit.
Big thanks to everyone who's bought art from me and big thanks to you for reading this blog. You are literally making my dreams come true. You guys rock so hard.
Okay I think I'm done being embarrassingly mushy now. :)