I’m doing a little happy dance over here! It’s a shaky, slightly scared happy dance, but a happy dance nonetheless. You see…I just opened my Etsy shop!

This is something that’s been on my list for a while now. I’ve hemmed and hawed. I’ve gone back and forth. Should I? Shouldn’t I? Will anyone want to buy what I’m offering? Mostly, I questioned opening the shop because I wondered if there was too much competition out there and if my shop would simply get lost among the sea of other artists selling their work online. But then I thought about it, and I realized a couple things. First, who cares? Who cares if there are lots of other artists selling their work online? Good for them. I think I have something unique to offer. I think that my art will bring joy to people. That thought makes me smile. And it makes the effort worth it. Second, I’m going to work hard to get my art in front of the right people, people that enjoy my work. I truly believe that if I keep working and I don’t give up, I will be successful. As I always say, I may not be successful in the way I originally planned, but I will be successful. And so…I got my act together, and I made that Etsy shop!

Please visit my shop and have a look: HeatherRaeMurphyArt. I’ve also added a “shop” button to the menu at the top of my website. If you’re ever interested in seeing what’s new in the shop, I invite you to stop by!

I shopped around a bit and found a professional printing service that I adore. They make high quality, beautiful prints of my original paintings. Currently, I am offering 8 x 10 prints, matted and signed by me. They come with a sweet certificate of authenticity, and they are ready to frame (that’s my favorite part – I’m kind of the worst when it comes to hanging things on the wall – the easier it is, the better). They fit in a standard 11 x 14 frame.

I may bring a larger selection of items to the shop in the future, but this is where I’ve decided to start — with a high quality product I can be proud of.

As a way of saying “thank you!” for visiting my shop, I’m offering a 20% discount code to use on prints for a limited time. Click here to sign up for my upcoming newsletter, Artful Musings, and I’ll send the discount code straight to your inbox.

Artful Musings will be sent out 1 – 2 times each month. I’m kicking it off in February! I’m excited to share behind the scenes information about how I make my art. I’ll be focusing on sending exclusive videos of my art-making process (short little videos that give you insight into my process or perhaps even inspire you to create your own art). And I’ll throw in a few little tidbits about my world. I’m creating a newsletter that I think is fun and useful, and I hope you enjoy it!

As always, thank you so much for joining this journey of mine! I feel like this is the beginning of something special, and I love that you’re here.