Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I finally did it.....

I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. Born with a crayon in one hand and play dough in the other. Always busy drawing or making a character. For over 30+ years all of my designs and characters I have been giving away as gifts to family and friends and that always made me feel good. In the back of my mind though I have always had the dream of selling. I was given the opportunity when my ooaks were given display time at the Harrison Brothers Hardware Museum gift shop in Huntsville, Alabama during the Christmas holidays. What an honor and it gave me that first push to want to venture out more in the selling aspect.

I have been blessed with family, friends and a few Sisters of the heart (YOU know who you are) that give me encouragement to push on closer to my dream of being in a specialty shoppe or even one day having my own place to showcase not just my art but other artist's as well. I have been involved in two very special events the last few months, one being the OWOH (One World One Heart) sponsored by Lisa of A Whimsical Bohemian and Follow me Friday sponsored by Rita of One 2 Try, Tami of Hearts Make Families and Lynn of Midday Escapades. From the Follow Me Friday event I was found by a very special friend, Julee of Mommy's Memorandum that believed in me so much that she did an article on me and had me as the Featured Artist of the day. From all these events, it brought new friends....more encourgement and that final PUSH to make me stop just dreaming or talking about having a store but to actually do something about it.

Thank you everyone!!! I finally did it!!!! I opened up an Etsy shoppe. It's not big but it's a beginning. I am so excited, nervous and a tiny bit scared but am so looking forward to my newest adventure. I hope that you will come and visit....keep me in mind when you are looking for that one of a kind and or unique, whimsical gift. My shoppe can be found at http://regiooaksartist.etsy.com

Until next time....

Hugs,
Regi

13 comments:

  1. Looking good so far Regi! I'm no expert, but if you have any questions, I'll try to help or at least point you in the right direction!

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  2. Congrats to you! You'll like it...it's a nice venue.

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  3. How wonderful! Congratulations on opening up your shop. It looks great and it's filled with such pretty creations. I wish you the best of luck!!! And I agree, One World One Heart was so amazing...I wish it hadn't ended at all. :)
    Theresa

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  4. Thank you all so much...I'm so excited about this. Pass me on to friends please!!! ^_^

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  5. Great! I'm so excited you opened an Etsy shop! Here's to many views and many sales!

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  6. Congratulations! I hope you sell lots and make even more new cyber friends.

    Nicole/Beadwright

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  7. How exciting! Congratulations and much success!!

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  8. Awesome job, Regi! I never doubted you for a minute! I wish you lots of luck and wads of dough in your pockets!

    Hugs,
    Lori

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  9. OMGOSH..thank you all so much. I LOVE all my friends...new and old and the ones I haven't met yet...LOL!!!!

    Hugs,
    Regi

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  10. ((hugs))I'm proud of you. Congratulations on taking this first step...it's a big one but in the end it will be the one you celebrate most joyously!

    I wish you tremendous success! May others find you and discover what we already see in you.

    You're still featured on my blog...come on by everyone and ENTER TO WIN a Southern Ooaks!

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  11. Following you back from Friday Follow!
    Love your blog title ~ Southern Ooaks. How fun!
    Have a great weekend!!
    Warmly,
    Cindy :)

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  12. Happy Friday Follow!
    Virginia
    http://ladyvdzine.com

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  13. Hey there, thanks for dropping by. The header wasn't hard to do at all. I love digital scrapbooking, and did that header all by myself. LOL.

    Virginia
    http://ladyvdzine.com

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