I’ll get to the point first and then do backstory later. 🙂
Today my online Fine Art Boutique officially goes live. I will be placing all of my fine art images online as well as client images (in password protected galleries for clients) so that people can order them at their leisure. I’ve had so many people ask me about selling prints and I thought that this would be a wonderful solution for those, like me, who love to shop online. Of course for those who would like more personal attention and help in designing wall displays PLEASE feel free to call/email/facebook/smoke-signal me anytime. I love to help people find art for their homes because I know how much joy I get out of mine.
Here is the link directly to the boutique
Or you can reach it by going to my website (link below) and clicking on the tab that says Fine Art Boutique in the upper left corner under my logo.
Also if you enter the code FineArt on checkout you will get 15% off of your entire purchase (yay). This code is good for two weeks (Sept. 8). As I update/add galleries I will be doing more discounts so be sure to check my facebook page often for the codes.
I have been actively working on this for an entire month and intellectually working on it for far longer so this is a thrilling day for me. Please share the link if you would to those whom you think may be interested. Also, I’m sure there will be bugs and fine-tuning to work out. I love comments, tips, and advice, so please let me know about anything that could be improved. I will be constantly updating the site with more pictures so check back often. 🙂
Now for the backstory.
I don’t know how many of you have read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho but if you haven’t I can’t recommend it highly enough.
It tells the story of a young Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. By following his story we learn about the importance of our dreams and listening to our hearts. In the end it is the journey and struggle to reach our treasure that defines who we are as individuals even more than actually reaching our treasure.
After reading this book I sat down and took a hard look at my life. What was my treasure? I wrote everything down and through doing this realized that one aspect of my “treasure” was that I passionately want to travel. I want to see everything and photograph all I see. I want to experience everything, every culture, and meet every one. I want to always be having new adventures. When I travel my camera is never far. Through it’s lens I am able to record the world as I see it. But then what? I have lots of shiny discs and facebook images… I wanted to do so much more and be able to better share my unique view of the world. So many people have asked me about prints but I really didn’t have a system in place to deliver them so that always got lost in the shuffle of life. After ages and ages of trying to figure out how, this is what I came up with. If all works out the way I am hoping it will, it will be like rubbing the genie bottle and getting my wishes. So here goes…yay for new adventures!