This past month I had the opportunity to travel to Puerto Vallarta, on the Pacific side of Mexico.
While I was there I had some fun taking photos with my new Canon EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR camera I got for Christmas this year.
My boyfriend helped take some photos of me wearing my A-Line dress from Redbubble.
See a more detailed review of my A-Line dress from Redbubble in this post.
I also photographed my Beach Mandala beach tote bag from Society6.
Both of these products were perfect to take on beach holiday.
These pictures were taken on the resort we stayed at, Club Regina Puerto Vallarta near the marina.
On one of the days while I was lounging on the beautiful beach near the resort, I drew this mandala in the sand.
Another day while we were out exploring the city, I found some beautiful street art which included mandalas, so I had to stop and strike a pose!
Check out my Instagram account to see more photos from my trip!
Also take a look at my Society6 store for some more beach holiday essentials such as:
Have you traveled to Puerto Vallarta before? If not, you really should. It’s a beautiful place full of warm people, great food and amazing nature.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
Guys, I’m really excited to announce that Society6 now has yoga mats!
I think my designs work quite well with this product. And the best part is that they are actually reasonably priced!
I’ve spent several hours over the past weeks customizing my designs to put on these yoga mats, some were quite old so it was hard to locate the files on my computer!
These are so nice I might have to get one myself and then review it.
You could even combine the yoga mats with matching products to round out your fitness gear, like a tote bag or leggings!
These yoga mats come with a strap, are only 3.6 pounds, and are made out of latex and heavy-metal-free materials.
Check out my full yoga mat collection here.
Let me know what you think of these by leaving a comment below. Strike a pose!
This is a video I created showing the process of painting a large mandala mural on the wall of my apartment!
I already had this beautiful turquoise colour on my wall so I just used silver acrylic paint for the mandala.
Before I started painting, I created a template using string, a thumb tack, and white pencil crayon which easily wiped away with a damp cloth after the paint was dry.
Some of you have asked me to explain the process of creating the template so I will attempt to describe this below.
You will need:
- 1 thumb tack
- string or yarn
- pencil or pencil crayon
- Place the thumb tack where you want the center of your mandala to be.
- Measure out a piece of string from the thumb tack to where you want the largest circle of your mandala to be (this will be the final size of your mandala).
- Cut the string and tie one end to the thumb tack, and tie the other end to the pencil crayon.
- Keeping the string taught, draw a circle all the way around, with the thumb tack in the center.
- Cut off the pencil end of the string by a few inches.
- Re-tie the pencil to the new end and draw another circle inside the first.
- Repeat the process until you get close to the thumb tack and cannot draw any more circles.
- Remove the tack, then use a ruler to draw lines across and diagonally from the middle.
You can use my Mandala Drawing Template as a guide for how your final template should look. Let me know if you need any more clarification!
It took me about 8 hours to complete this painting.
Check out the video and let me know what you think in the comments below! Would you do this to your wall?
Ever wanted to have one of my mandala designs as your phone background? Now you can!
Since I’m in a giving mood over the Holidays, I’ve made some of my popular designs into downloadable cell phone background images.
Simply click on the design you want, take a screenshot, and then set it as your phone background. It’s totally free!
Please do not re-distribute these images as your own and link to my blog here if you want to share them with others.
Follow me over on Instagram to see more of my designs, find out about future free freebies, and more fun stuff.
If you want to have these designs on cell phone cases, stickers and other products, check out my stores:
Amazon store (U.S. only)
I hope you will enjoy these free wallpapers! Let me know which one is your favourite in the comments below.
Check out more freebies in my Coloring Pages section.
Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Holidays!
Step 1. Build your portfolio.
In order to start selling your art online, you should have a decent sized portfolio for potential customers to choose from. Aim for 10-25 artworks.
You can either make a bunch of new artwork, or dig up some old pieces that could work digitally or physically to sell.
Step 2: Decide where to sell your art.
Next, you’ll have to decide where to sell your art and that will depend on your medium, style, and goals as an artist.
Identify your audience and how you want to sell your art.
- Are you going to sell primarily prints? (many avenues)
- Are you going to sell physical work, such as paintings? (Etsy, or Fine Art America)
- Do you create sculptures, jewelry or something else tangible? (Etsy)
- Are you interested in designing t-shirts and/or home decor products? (Society6, Zazzle or Redbubble)
Check out my blog post about Where to Sell Your Art Online to help you decide.
For even more help on deciding where to sell your art online check out these posts:
Step 3. Optimize your artwork for sale
You’ll have to optimize your art digitally, or take a nice photo of it in order to sell it online.
- Scan or photograph your artwork
- Make it a large file size
- Try to get sharp lines and true colors
- Post process in a program like Photoshop to fix colors, or clean up scans.
Here is a an explanation of how I clean up my drawings using Photoshop and Illustrator
Step 4: Upload and enable as many products as possible
Upload your art to your chosen platform.
If you are going the Print On Demand route, only add to products that look good and work with the design.
Step 5: Market your products
This is where a lot of artists struggle because, well, we’re artists not business or marketing professionals!
- Share your products and artwork on social media.
- Create an Instagram, Twitter, and/or Facebook page dedicated to your art.
- Ideally, choose one you use frequently so it’s not a burden to learn or use daily.
- You may consider building a website, which can be a hub if you sell on multiple platforms. It could be a blog or just a portfolio of your work.
- Check out my pages for inspiration:
- To delve more deeply into marketing, watch tutorials on YouTube or try Skillshare to hone your business skills or even artistic skills as your business grows.
There is a lot to learn on the business side, but don’t neglect your art! Consistently create new designs so you can figure out what works and what doesn’t, and go from there.
Consistency is key!
For more tips on selling your art online check out these posts:
As you may know, being an entrepreneur can be challenging at times and especially for us ladies who are often juggling multiple responsibilities like jobs and families.
Sometimes you need a little something to keep you motivated so I’ve created these fun, inspirational quotes for you to enjoy and share as you like.
These are all made using Canva. If you haven’t used Canva before you really should check it out, it makes creating share-able social media posts so quick and simple.
Without further ado, on to the quotes!
Which one of these quotes resonates with you the most? Let me know in the comments below!
Also feel free to share these far and wide as much as you like.
You can also check out more share-able quotes from my blog here:
10 Inspiring Quotes by Famous Artists
10 Inspirational Quotes About Art
Are you just getting started with your own side hustle? Check out some of my articles on selling your art online for extra ca$h!
Where to Sell Your Art Online
Social Media Marketing Tips