While I’ve always loved to draw/paint, I’ve also always been shy about sharing my work. So when I first opened up the shop, I was (and am!) so incredibly humbled by your support and love for the birthstone line. Honestly every sincere comment fills me with such awe and love, and I can’t believe I’m lucky enough to have my paintings on your walls and greeting cards.
I originally planned to paint all sorts of gemstones and other creations, but a mixture of pregnancy/work/baby forced me to step back. In an effort to paint more and put myself out there (because showing my paintings is still very nerve wracking), I’m challenging myself by doing something completely new to me that I’m pretty excited about.
Starting Wednesday for 15 days I will paint something new every day and make them available for sale on instagram! I have never sold originals before so this is entirely new to me. Eeps! So how is this going to work?
The Paintings – #Squirrelly15
Every afternoon at approximately 12pm PST (depends on the babe) I will post a photo on instagram showing what I am painting that day. That night at 7:30 PST, I will post another photo of the finished painting. Most paintings will be gemstones, but there will also animals, flowers and whatever else inspires me that day. That’s the beauty of this project. Unlike the birthstones, I won’t be spending a ton of time researching, selecting various reference photographs, sketching, outlining etc etc. I’ll just ask myself one question – “what do I want to paint today?”, and go for it!
Note: These posts will also go live on the Squirrelly Minds Facebook Page. Also, since these are originals painted daily, they won’t be photoshopped to perfection and therefore may have slight…how shall we call them? Charming characteristics.
Buying a Painting
Stay tuned on instagram. As soon as the final painting is posted, it’s available for sale. The first person to claim it by popping their PayPal address in the comments (
via e-mail (hello @ squirrellyminds . com) will be sent a paypal invoice. If there are others in line, you will have 15 minutes to pay before it goes to the next person.
Each painting will range in sizes from 5×7 to 8×10, and will each cost $32USD (my age…ahem). This includes worldwide shipping.
That’s it! If you have any questions be sure to ask them in the comments before Wednesday, and stay tuned on the hashtag #Squirrelly15 for updates, progress and all the paintings! And a little heads up – do you like the above painting? Guess which one is up first 😉
I can’t wait!