|This is not the giveaway painting...but a commission I just finished! Click to get details for your own!|
Hi guys! I want to thank my loyal followers, who have been with me through all these years. As I think back on those years, there have been some really exciting moments like my solo show in Santa Barbara, my 3 paintings in Kincaid's, and being Trinity County's "unofficial" ARTIST of THE YEAR! Getting on ETSY's front-page, when I won the 15 Minute Conversation with Lori McNee, calendars and magazine covers, and every time someone purchases on of my paintings and prints.
I started this blog (back then called "My Life As A Starving Artist" in 2009. I wanted to be a part of the Daily Painters Group and one of the requirements was you needed a blog to apply. I set up my blog and when I felt ready I applied. I wan't accepted, but that didn't stop me from painting daily and posting it. Something awesome happened! My blog was seen by some pretty big blogs and commented on by some major ones. Many blogs hosted giveaways of one of my prints. It was such a fun time and I started selling a lot! I've met so many interesting people a long the way and have had so much good feedback from influential artists and collectors. But it's each and everyone of you that touch my heart and keep me going. It's a funny thing how people you have never met can motivate me to create more!
Here's a list of the blogs that posted about my art- blogs aren't as popular anymore so some of them aren't active.
"So About What I Said" Melissa Blakesweetgalaxy.blogspot.com
Thanks so much for sharing more than I knew about you! I'm so very happy to hear that your mom is doing well, your daughter is thriving, and that you have found happiness with the love of your life. Moving back to the area you treasure is the icing on the cake!
I had no idea you have a newsletter. I'm off to sign up.
All the best,
Thank you so much for your support over all these years Jane! It really means so much to me.
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