Etsy shop

This week I’m giving you something a bit different πŸ™‚ Don’t worry though, a somewhat scathing review is in the works and will be up in a few days πŸ˜‰

Those of you who follow our blog for a while know that the last three years have been a bit crazy for me and my family – a move across half the planet, and a total change of nearly all aspects of life, from personal to professional. One of the things that have changed for the better was that I have finally made the decision to return to one of my lifelong passions which was left by the side for the last several years – painting.

You’ve seen some of my watercolors on this blog already, here and here, for example. But I mainly paint nature, with a dash of fantasy – and now you can find my new paintings on Etsy, where I have just opened a shop. I would like to thank S.D. for that nudge, as he kindly suggested it to me a while back :). It took some time and effort, but now I started selling prints of my paintings (sending anything from NZ is a real pain, quite risky and costly at that) which are produced in shops in the US, Europe and Australia.

A mockup of my birds paintings πŸ™‚

So, if you’d like to check it out – here it is!

And as it’s grand opening, for the first week the standard delivery costs are on me – just enter this code at the checkout:

ARTANDJOYNZ

53 thoughts on “Etsy shop

  1. Nice! Glad you decided to venture out and make this available all over the world. Lovely artwork, btw! I’m not quite ready to order a Mando print, but I’ll be planning on it in the near future. Excellanto, Ola G. 🀠

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    1. Thanks, Dawie! πŸ˜€
      I should be adding some new art regularly now that I have a bit more time for this – maybe you’ll find something you like πŸ™‚ And if you have a special request, let me know – I’ll see what I can do πŸ˜‰

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  2. That’s amazing, I love your bird paintings! It must be great to have a creative skill (and even better if you can make money out of it) – unfortunately, I have non whatsoever. Good luck with everything!

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  3. Very cool! Good luck with your enterprise. How long didn’t you paint? You sure didn’t unlearn it.

    Coincidentally, I’ve started an Instagram account last month for which I draw a horse each day. Mind you, a crappy horse. Come and find me, my account name is broncowow

    As for that scathing review, deep down I’m hoping it to be the Wolfe, would be nice to have a different perspective.

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    1. Thanks, Bart!

      I used to paint with oils, back in Poland – I guess I stopped about 5 years ago? Switching to watercolor was highly educational – totally different techniques, and not much room for mistakes πŸ˜‰ I love it! πŸ˜€

      Oh wow, are these all yours or have your kids started drawing? πŸ˜€ Some of them are clearly an adult drawing, but some look suspiciously like a child’s art πŸ™‚

      Sorry to disappoint, not Wolfe. Djeli Clark, so probably not something you’d be very interested in anyway. But I’m starting Wolfe this week, and I’m very curious!

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      1. why did you change to watercolor? I’m guessing it’s cheaper?

        They are all mine, but it started since my son loves horses, so when we were drawing together (he’s only 2, so he’s not into figures himself) I often drew a horse for him, and I kinda liked these quick & dirty sketches so I decided to do one every day. The goal is not realism obviously, but I do want to keep it varied. We’ll see how long I can keep it up. I’ve always been attracked to ‘good’ bad art so to say. They make me smile every day, so that’s the main thing.

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        1. Yeah, way cheaper, but also… more fun, I guess – more ephemeral and faster to create, so I’m more willing to experiment πŸ™‚

          I loved horses as a kid and would draw them all the time. These remind me of this πŸ˜‰ Also, of Paul Klee – love his childlike art, it’s at once wonderfully naive and accomplished.
          Yeah, definitely, you should keep this up! These are cool, and one day will make great mementos of the time your son was little!

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          1. There’s something about the texture & plasticity of oil that makes it hard to beat, but I can see where you are coming from. I should get myself some canvas and tubes – one day…

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            1. That’s very true. I miss oils and hope to return to them some day. The strength and vibrance of color, the sheen… They are wonderful, but require a lot more time, space, and devotion. The process of painting was itself a bit of a meditative experience for me – fortunately, watercolors have the same effect but more in a zen style, a flow in the present πŸ™‚

              I hope that you will start painting one day! And that I’ll get to see the results! πŸ™‚

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                    1. Heh, depending on your goal, I think. I have layered all my paintings, even the apparently simple abstract ones – sometimes just to change the final color or something, repaint an element, mix things up a bit. I also have prepared my own canvas, so that takes time too – stretching, putting geso on etc.

                      I’d suggest for you to either wait a few years or find a separate room for painting, though – kids and oils don’t mix well πŸ˜‰

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                    2. 🀣🀣🀣

                      I’m very happy to read this!!! I’d love to see your paintings one day, hopefully soon! 😁

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  4. You go, girl! I’m really happy that you decided to further embrace another one of your passions. Having seen what you’re capable of, I have no doubt you’ll have a blast with this. Time management might be the only issue you’ll have to run into now. πŸ˜› Good luck with this awesome project! πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks, Lashaan!
      Time management is becoming a smaller issue, actually – I had to postpone/lay aside my academic career here in NZ, so now art holds the possibility of becoming my main activity… We’ll see. πŸ™‚

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  5. buriedinprint

    That’s amazing! And it’s great that you will have more time to devote to your painting now, with all that change (hopefully) behind you for a spell!

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  6. Am catching up on posts, so have only just seen this today. Congratulations on opening your etsy shop. And I’m immediately in love with your moon jellies print! 😍😍😍

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