I last posted here with a year-end update, and I am finally back for my first post in 2023 with an update on things to come. I’m happy to say I have a few shows, markets, and projects already lined up, so I’ll get right to it: A few of the paintings, notecards, and journals… Continue reading Good News and New Projects for 2023!
End of Year Update: Gratitude and Goodbye 2022!
Season’s greetings, everyone, and apologies for being so absent here. I’ve said it before, but I really struggle at maintaining an online presence, as you may have noticed if you follow me here. I promise it’s not because I have nothing to report! I think I'm going to have to double down on my social… Continue reading End of Year Update: Gratitude and Goodbye 2022!
The Story Behind the Name
As I've gotten out to more markets and hung up my sign, I’ve had people compliment the name Fairy Tree Studios, and occasionally ask me the meaning behind it. I realized recently that I haven’t actually explained it here on this site. So I’ll definitely add a little explanation to that on my "About Me"… Continue reading The Story Behind the Name
A Short Musing on Marketing
I've had a bit of a revelation lately that, in retrospect, probably should have been obvious. When you list an item on Etsy, you have to include a description of the item. When I wasn’t sure what else to write for a painting or print, I would often give a little background on the inspiration… Continue reading A Short Musing on Marketing
Adventures in Leveling Up My Business, part I: making prints myself
I made a lot of big plans for Fairy Tree Studios this year. I wrote out a business plan which includes some short- and long-term goals; I listed out some of my next “big” projects; I researched potential markets to apply to through the end of 2022 and into 2023. The first painting I attempted… Continue reading Adventures in Leveling Up My Business, part I: making prints myself
Halloween and fall paintings
The other day online, I saw a meme that said something about how we’ve all been conditioned to love summer because that’s when we had the most freedom as kids and teens, but that the season itself is actually “atrocious.” It’s really causing me to reflect on my love for summer; we’ve been lucky this… Continue reading Halloween and fall paintings
A little about my last market and some news about the next
I’ve been abysmal about updating you here, and for that I apologize. The good news is, I have a plan and a tentative schedule for future updates, so with any luck I’ll have a lot more to share from here on out! My market schedule is starting to fill up, which means I’ll have more… Continue reading A little about my last market and some news about the next
Market schedule change
Hi all, just a quick update on my upcoming markets: sadly, the Prairie Arts Market, which was supposed to be July 8 and 9, was cancelled due to the organizer having some health issues. The Glorious Garden Festival on July 15 and 16 is still happening, though, and I'm working on lining up a few… Continue reading Market schedule change
A Very Flowery Spring + Prep for Two Summer Markets!
I don’t know how it’s June already, but here we are. My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary on June 6th (though we’ve been together much, much longer than that). The lilac bush that was a wedding present bloomed for the first time in our yard, and the peonies I planted when we… Continue reading A Very Flowery Spring + Prep for Two Summer Markets!
Why I “Became” an Artist
A lot of times, folks like to ask artists or crafty people some variation of the question, "how did you get into crafting?" or "what made you decide to become an artist?" So I thought I'd take a shot at answering that question here for myself. I guess you could say that I consciously decided… Continue reading Why I “Became” an Artist