Thursday, December 13, 2007

Elegant Snobbery

My decolletage is quite impressive, Lydia mused as she smiled inwardly.

Okay, I am kind of toying with the idea of opening a second shop on Etsy. Or maybe phasing out Tootsie and Grace baby boutique completely and just focusing on my illustrations for awhile. Really undecided.

You see, sewing isn't my first love. Not by a long shot. I didn't even begin sewing until seven months ago, so it certainly isn't something I have been doing my whole life!

Drawing, on the other hand -- especially with colored pencils-- has been my favorite pastime since I was a wee little thing with a pack of Crayolas. I didn't want to open a shop with my illustrations because I *gasp* hate rejection. But I recently figured, I'll never be successful as an illustrator anyway, if I never even take the chance!!

I love sewing, but I just never have the time with my two little ladies constantly getting underfoot. They can't help it, of course. But I am tired (literally) of staying up until two in the morning just to finish a sewing project!! The idea of opening a new shop and focusing strictly on art for the time being is soooooo nice!!!

So there just might be a new shop in town come the new year --- Elegant Snobbery. That'll be me!

At the top is the latest picture taped to my drawing board. Meet Lydia.


Fun.

I need to have it scanned as my camera unfortunately doesn't capture all the color and detail. But it is a nice start, I think!

13 comments:

Joelle said...

OMG! You sooo have to open a new shop!!! its fun to have variety. you could ease into the shop you already have but its so much more fun to start fresh & new & completely rejuvinated!!!
That picture is sooo wonderful & filled with such whimsy & magic.
MOMS need to find NEW & unique artwork. every thing is the same out there.
I think you will do great & im so excited to see more!!!
Keep dreaming & drawing & makie it happen!!!
Best Wishes sweets!
Joelle

Natalie said...

I think you should go for it. Actually, jewelry isn't my first love, either -- it's cooking. But it's sort of hard to sell that on Etsy and I'm not up to making cookies all the time :)

Love the illustration you posted! You're so talented! Good luck with the new shop!

Blaze said...

BEAUTIFUL stuff!! I am very impressed, and I would LOVE to see a future shop from you!! You should totally go with your first love! That passion is what keeps the motivation coming!

I love this drawing especially! So cute!

Blaze said...

BEAUTIFUL stuff!! I am very impressed, and I would LOVE to see a future shop from you!! You should totally go with your first love! That passion is what keeps the motivation coming!

I love this drawing especially! So cute!

gorgeousredhead said...

aww, it's gorgeous!! your new shop will be a huge hit, i can't wait to see it!! you're so multi-talented!

Cathy said...

the drawing is excellent (wish i could draw like that)! follow your passion - if you're having a ball along the way, that's all that matters :) p.s. but i'm sure tootsie and grace will be missed as well...

Candice said...

I love the drawing!!! You should definitely open a new shop!

Rio Oso Designs said...

Oh, definitely open a new shop! That picture is just fantabulous! I LOVE it! It's very whimsical and very "children's book-ish". I can't wait to see your other items!

Merry Christmas!
Angie

gorgeousredhead said...

that is such a good idea! delicious things sound perfect!

Amy Herbst said...

Good luck with the new shop, I think it's a great idea! :-)

Cathy said...

I'm back! Just doing the regular blog rounds wishing everyone a merry Christmas :) enjoy the holidays!

Katie said...

Fantastic! You must do it!!

DancingMooney said...

Wow! Your style is amazing!! Congrats on pushing forward with your art, and keep it up hun...
Wishing you all the luck in the world.
;)

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