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Charging into the new year!

This month has been a whirlwind so far! I put my foot down and told myself this is the year I’m going to really market my art and man, has this shit kept me busy!

Since the first of the year: Painted almost a dozen paintings; applied to be selected to attend my first show (jury selection – yuck – and still awaiting an answer) in May; submitted three paintings for display/sale at a local show (accepted – yay!); sold an original on Etsy (yay!) with a possibility for custom commissions; had a separate custom commission request which I’m currently working; overhauled my Etsy shop (again); and almost completed filling another sketchbook (which I just started in November).

I also began keeping a spreadsheet with a list of my paintings so I can remember sizes, mediums, what originals have been sold and when I painted them. It’s really been a big help, but it’s also a bitch-kitty to keep up to date.

And lastly, I’m involved with two community projects — one is for a public street (pavement) mural project and the other is with my local art association – volunteering to help get them current with their website and social media.

If I keep up this pace, I am really going to earn my vacation this year.

Happy creativity to you all!

Ravens with Hearts. © 2015 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor painting on paper.

Ravens with Hearts. © 2015 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor painting on paper.

Dove with Flowered Crown. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor painting on paper.

Dove with Flowered Crown. © 2014 Aprille Lipton. Original watercolor painting on paper.

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