Quite a bit has happened since my last post. There's been some travel in August followed by a few freelance projects, among other things, but the big news and what's kept me very busy the past few weeks is that my site is now on Shopify, which means I can run a professional shop rather than have it be a side kick to my portfolio. It might seem trivial but this change brought on a lot of questions, like what to do with my portfolio and blog, and what character I want my shop to have. After some tinkering I...
I’m back from my travels abroad for the Global Art Gathering, what a magical trip! It seems the beautiful weather followed me around wherever I went: in Brighton, Paris and even London. I saw some incredible exhibits (Alexander Mc Queen at the V&A, Klimt at the Pinacotheque de Paris), interesting buildings everywhere, funky shops, and of course there was […]
It was a good time yesterday at BookArtsLA for the center’s first Holiday Gift sale. We were around fifteen vendors packed with prints cards, books, jewelry, and other handmade items, setting up our tables bright and early at 8:30am. There wasn’t quite a mad rush in the morning, but we had people trickling in and out throughout the rest of the […]
While it's fresh in memory I wanted to share what I've learned these past few weeks setting up my online shop. There's a whole lot of steps involved and it took quite a bit of research to find out what to do, like what permits and licenses do I need and where to get them? Where should I setup my shop? How do I create the images for the store, set up shipping and taxes? I would have really loved to have answers to all these questions in one place! If that can help anyone wanting to open a shop, I put every step I went through here in this post.
Many people dream of starting out on their own, and that’s been me for a long time. Now two months into my new adventure I am facing different challenges than I did when trying to maintain a full time job. The days seem to go by a lot faster and I’m not getting as much […]