Monday, February 23, 2009

Such a Sweetheart!

Honey
10" X 8" pen and ink
2009

Honey, a blonde Cocker Spaniel, is the subject of my newest commissioned portrait. I like the way her head is in the shape of a heart. Can you see it? Honey is obviously a real sweetheart. Her owner says, "This is how she most often looks at me." I hope I have captured that special look.

Today I tackle the awesome task of uploading my first few PenPets products to my Etsy Shop. I don't know why I'm so intimidated by this whole process. My friend Melissa says, "Remember, you cannot do it wrong!" Nevertheless, I get a queasy sensation in my stomach at each step of the way. I had to have another friend literally hold my hand as I sent PayPal all my banking details. Then it took me a whole morning of wrestling with my laptop to upload a banner for my shop. I am determined to do this, however. So bombs away! I'll even give you my address--www.PenPets.etsy.com--to spur me on. Please don't check it till this evening. Of course, the power may go out today. We've had another foot of wet, heavy snow that is smothering all the tall shrubs in our yard and bending over a few thin trees.

3 comments:

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi leslie!
i am so excited for you!
your header looks wonderful!
my husband had great advice for me that i always hear in my head now when i believe i am scared. he said you are not scared, you are excited! the adrenaline is the same. it is just the word we assign to it that shapes the experience. you are excited for your new shop to launch and guess what... so am i!

xoxoxo
melissa

ocmist said...

You are so talented!!! I love this pic. How in the world do you do pen and ink and get it so perfect. I do graphite drawings, but I have to erase a lot... No WAY could I do pen and ink. Your shop looks like it will be pretty neat, too.

Oh, P.S. I LOVE those pigs!!! Linda (OC's Mom)

Annie B said...

Yay, you got your etsy store up and running!! I agree with melissa -- fear and excitement are easily confused and are probably related. Good job pushing through.
-ab