Pull, Pen, Paint is back for the second year (THANK GOD!). I am so excited and thrilled to announce that I have been asked to serve as a Community Guide for the year. I liked Tarot Cards before taking this class but after only one year in community with these lovely and generous people, I find I am a changed person. I am changed in too many ways to count, but I am still going to try to name a few:
- I am an official DECK COLLECTOR. I am going to be doing a weekly Tarot deck review and I am ecstatic. Yay!
- I have learned Tarot. When I say that, I mean that I have created a lot of art and pulled a lot of cards and didn’t really have to rely on books. Who doesn’t love that?
- It has been an encouragement in pressing on and learning the Tarot even further by getting certified.
- It has inspired me to teach my own classes around Tarot and other Ancient Systems because I have found so much love and beauty in it!
- It has taken my art to another level. 😊
- It has deepened my sense of who I am and strengthened my relationship with myself.
- It has given me a direction, a new way of thinking, and so much more!
- It has shown me good and bad things about myself, all of which should and MUST be taken into consideration for soul growth.
- It has made me laugh, made me cry, scared me, calmed me…
- Fact is, it has given me a reason to BLOG!!!!!!
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But I did it. I put myself out there, and I promised myself that I wouldn’t care if people responded or not. But I do. I care a lot. Just like you would. However, I do think I have sold two paintings, but I do not know for sure because I have been too scared to look at the Facebook thread and so I have been keeping myself busy working on an e-Book.
In all truth, I feel naked. I feel vulnerable. I feel like maybe I suck…
My inner critic is so mean. I am trying really hard to IGNORE her. She is so loud, though. So, I have determined that I will choose greatness, in an effort to ignore her. I will choose to discover how my decision to try an art auction was GREAT, rather than dwell on what didn’t work.
Here is my greatness in the endeavor:
- My capacity for learning is ever so strong!
- My creativity has never been so present. It never leaves and I thank God for that!
- I won’t give up. I am super strong-willed.
- I know what I am trying to do is unique, and therefore, meant to be done by me.
- I do not wait for things to happen for me; I make them happen, which shows drive and independence.
- I am flexible and can adjust any situation to make it work in my favor. I will learn from this and try again.
There must be greatness in those characteristics, but there is even more in the LEARNING that occurred from the process. Here are some of the immediately noted lessons:
- Make a short and sweet video.
- Put an individual photo of each piece in the comments for people to bid on.
- Make sure all technological settings are correct.
- Post from the website to Facebook and not vice versa.
- Practice! Maybe even write yourself a script?
- Advertise a lot and often. Ask your friends to share.
- Try doing a piece of art live once weekly and change the format. (I don’t think anyone really knows what all goes into these!)
- Start at $5.
- Have a buying/shipping policy.
- Get an Etsy store.
- Show yourself in the video.
- And way more… This list could go on and on!
If you checked out my art auction yesterday or today, THANK YOU so much! If you were a bidder, let me just tell you this: I LOVE YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! I APPRECIATE YOU! (And I am so excited that my artwork will be hanging around at your house!)
CooptyLew Art Studio