Hello everyone! It has finally happened: I have opened my own Etsy shop, called Struggle Pretty. I am super excited about this! I love creating art and it has always been a huge part of my life, so having this new way to share it with you makes me very happy. Currently, I only have one print available–which I am selling for a cause dear to my heart–but more will be coming very soon!
Why is it called Struggle Pretty?
I have struggled (haha, get it?) with what to call my shop for a couple of years now. I do a lot of different artistic and crafty things so coming up with one name to encompass all of that seemed impossible. I'm such perfectionist and it has always bothered me that my art doesn't always reflect that; but then I realized that some of my favorite creations weren't perfect in some way, shape, or form–and that was what made them so pretty.
When will you have more prints?
With being new to this home business process and also working a full time job, I'm not sure when I will post more prints for sale. So stay tuned because I’ve got some pretty great ideas (if I do say so myself).
Do you do custom work?
I love doing custom work! Nothing makes me happier than when one of my friends asks me to do a print with their favorite lyric or quote for something as simple as their living room wall or as grand as their wedding day. If you have something you would like to commission me to create, simply contact me through my shop or my blog, and let's have a conversation.
Do you just do prints?
As of right now, my shop will just consist of prints. In the future, I would love for my shop to encompass other artistic expressions, like photography and physical installations.
Like many dreams, this endeavor of mine both inspires and terrifies me. I am so bad at comparing myself to others, making it hard for me to combat feelings of failure. But what good is a dream if you only dwell on it but don't make it happen? I know I won't regret trying! So, thank you in advance for your love and support. I really appreciate it! And who knows, one day I might be able to quit my day job to "struggle pretty" forever. A girl can dream, right?