Yesterday I sold some of my work at the First Friday Artwalk. Being my first time doing this, I wasn't really sure how it would go but and I am above and beyond excited about how it went! 

As you may know from my last blog post, I spent the past week doing preparations for this event, which mainly consisted of the illustrating, printing, and trimming of my very own greeting cards. I'm a huge fan of snail-mail. In fact, I have three close friends who I write to regularly. So with this in mind, and knowing my favorite holiday is coming up, I decided to illustrate some Halloween cards so that others could send some snail-mail love as well! I remember being younger and getting so excited near my birthday because I knew that there would be cards coming addressed specifically to me. The excitement never fades, even now that I'm older. In fact, I think it's gotten even more exciting now that I'm older because communication has become so instantaneous with smartphones and computers. 

 
 
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Along with the cards, I sold ceramic work I had made last fall, which really needed loving homes. As I went about my preparations I was also thinking quite a bit about what's been going on in the world and felt that this would be a great opportunity to reach out and lend a helping hand. I decided that for every item that I sold at the artwalk I would donate $1 to the hurricane Maria relief through Americares. I am so pleased to share that this was a great success. I was able to donate even more money than I had originally anticipated! Thank you to all those who made this possible!

 
 
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Now I'll start brainstorming what to do for my next big project. I'm also really excited to continue with Inktober, so keep a look out for those daily on Instagram!

Until next time.