I started selling on Etsy after several people told me I should get my designs out to a larger audience. Local shops carry my cards and smaller paintings, but it's not enough to pay the rent!
Each time I do a large painting I make sure to get a good photograph of it so I can offer the image on notecards. I also take photographs of nature and animals and come up with perfect quotes on a series of larger cards. That's so much fun to see the end result!
Etsy has been and continues to be a saving grace for me. It tells me people like my images because they keep coming back.
I'd like to gradually increase the number of original paintings here so I can reach a larger audience.
I love making cards. I hope it encourages more people to pick up a pen and take five minutes to write a lovely note to someone who needs it.