|Artist Shirley Monestier in her garden: |
work in progress "Hand of God"
It's incredibly frustrating when I want only to be in my studio creating art, yet knowing that to share my art I have to devote time to selling my art.
To share my art, during 2014 I:
- launched an Etsy store with select artworks; my Etsy store is still a work in progress
- added new artworks to my website Shirley Monestier's Spirit of Art Gallery
- exhibited in Mexico at Colors on Canvas in Puerto Vallarta
- had a preview exhibit of my Orchids of Vietnam series at D'Art Gallery in Washington D.C.
- was the featured artist in Maison de la Culture Noire Americaine in Paris
- interviewed two amazing female artists for my newsletter:
- shared interesting quotes, news and tips, and stories about art and artists with my social media network
Thank you to all of my dear friends and online friends around the globe who have supported my art in 2014; I'm delighted to have sold so many paintings this year and had so many supportive emails, posts, and comments from you.
In 2015 I resolve to:
- expand my Etsy store with more original artwork, giclees, and art gifts
- interview more amazing and inspiring artists and share them with you on my newsletter
- share my artist's eye and inspirations with all of you via my online art gallery, on Facebook, LinkedIn and Pinterest, Google Plus and Twitter
- paint, PAINT and PAINT
Happy New Year Bonne Annee Feliz Ano Nuevo
Wishing you a happy, healthy 2015