Thursday, September 27, 2012

Painted Letter S

Hi.   Can I tell you something?  Thanks.

I feel really weird selling these signs on Etsy.  I feel like I'm using our blog friendship as a basis to sell you something...but I'm really not.

I would paint these signs even if I wasn't selling them.   The selling part is just my way of making my own money.  Having some health limitations, I tried that work from home tech job.   Unfortunately, when we moved, our internet could no longer support the band-width necessary to do it.

I hope it doesn't make you uncomfortable seeing the little etsy store link to the right and if it doesn't, maybe you can steer any sign buying acquaintances you have my etsy shop way.  I'd sure appreciate that.

I just wanted to put this out in the light of day in case it was bothering you.

Okay.

I feel better now.

So.

Ahem.

Moving on.

This week for the letter S I painted three signs.

One of them turned out pretty special...or at least I think so.


S

 
12" x 12"

 
 15" x 16"
 
This is my favorite this week. 
 

16" x 15"
 
No stencils.   No stickers.  Handpainted with my own layout.

Each picture is linked to my Etsy shop.   Simply click on the picture to go visit!

You can see other signs in this series by clicking on 'Painted
Alphabet' in my sidebar.

 To visit other links to the letter "R",  just click here.

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36 comments:

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I didn't even realize you had an Etsy shop.

Cathy Kennedy said...

Miss Jenny, don't feel bad about it. I think it's a marvelous idea and there is no shame in trying to earn a little extra money doing what you. That's whole heap more than I can say about some of the deadbeats that live in this country.

But, I know what you mean about the quilt. I find myself feeling like this when I put up my "yard sale" like posts when I'm trying to unload clutter. Honestly, though I can either throw it away or try to get a few cents for it, right? =D

I think you're simply talented at what you do! Thanks for sharing your gift with us.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jenny when you started painting these signs I hoped you would sell them. They are awesome and you should use your talent to earn some money. Times are tough my friend and nothing wrong with making and selling something you are good at! That said I might have to ask for a 'paris' sign! Hugs, Linda

Catherine OurVillageIs said...

I love your super sweet s signs. =)

I also love that you thought to sell them on Etsy.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I enjoy your signs and lots of people have Etsy shops now!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Your Etsy shop is no problem for me-- I have one too!! In fact, I just gave you a couple of hearts!!
Love, love, love that "a smile is a curve" sign! We all need to remember that!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Jenny, I think it's quite exciting that you have an etsy shop!! Your signs are very special, and if you wish to part with them, then go for it!
But I do know what you mean about feeling a bit weird. a reason I almost never post about my work. But I do think I should post about it from time to time. And why not show off your work to your blogger friends?! They do really want to know more about you and to see what you do.
I, for one, am glad you show us your talents on your blog and that you have an etsy shop!

Mama Zen said...

I love your signs!

Birgit said...

What perfect S signs! Have you thought of painting a few signs for Halloween? That might draw some new customers to your Etsy store. Good luck with that! :)

Naperville Now said...

fabulous. as always. and your etsy shop is a great idea, so no apologies. hope you make a mint.

Theresa said...

So many people sell their crafts on Etsy and I think it is just fine to share:) Have a blessed day dear Jenny, HUGS!

edenhills said...

As always they are all wonderful! I love the smile and rainbow the best.

I feel kind of funny hawking my soaps too, but I figure if I have something that people would like, it's nice to tell them about it. If they aren't interested, I'm certainly not offended. I hope you are selling quite a few of your signs. They are beautiful!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Don't think twice about it...no awkward feelings here Jenny. I enjoy admiring your artwork and I hope you sell them all! I mean, it's not like you are sharing weird photos of your moles or anything. Are you?
Xo

Leovi said...

Really magical smile curve, I like.

Ms. A said...

I think you'd be crazy NOT to sell them! You've got talent, don't waste it!

Jo said...

I adore your etsy shop! and I am glad that you finally started publicizing it. I too am thinking of opening an Etsy shop ... a girl needs to make a little pocket money now and then! and I can't wait until my purchase arrives!

Jo said...

ps ... i have been Pinning a few signs to Pinterest!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Oh for hell's sake woman, getting paid for something your good at is the American Way!

xxoo,

RMW

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

Jenny I love that you have an etsy shop. Never apologize for sharing/selling your wares. I think it's awesome!
Dana

Esther Joy said...

Good for you! I'm think it's great that you are selling your beautiful hand painted signs. It must be kind of hard to let some of them go at times...

Lmkazmierczak said...

If you can't boast a bit on your own blog, why even blog? Love the SMILE sign♫♪

Gattina said...

I think that's a very good idea with the Etsy shop, you are not the only one ! There are bloggers they blog for money so ... Nice "S"quotes !

Jim said...

Beautiful "S" word pictures again, Jenny I like your choice of words too, they ought to sell. And for me, I surely don't mind. In fact I am proud of you and of your work.

BTW, I missed doing an "Alphabe-" letter telling of Adi's (our 16 year old beagle) death. Hereis her obit:
Adi was a very good dog (link)
..

jabblog said...

Good luck - your signs are wonderful and I hope you get lots of customers:-)

J. Kwiatkowski-Schuler said...

I tweeted your etsy shop, I hope it gets you some clicks!

Pat Tillett said...

I had no idea you were selling them, but I always thought you should! They are awesome!

bluegrassnotes said...

As always, they're great.

letscutthecrap said...

You paint great signs. Of these I like the one regarding a smile is a curve which sets everything straight.

Fantastic!

Annesphamily said...

Oh Goodness, Jenny you can paint so beautifully! Love your signs!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

OH!!! so coool!!! Yay! Welcome to Etsy! I'm heding that way right after I post this comment. (And actually, that is how I started blogging! Some family and friends encouraged me to set up a blog after I set up my Etsy shop, so that others can learn a little about what I do and a little about me, behind the art. So, I try to share art on every post.

I'm so glad that I took their advice, cuz, I have met so many, many awesome bloggers...like you dear friend!

Blessings & Aloha!

Pondside said...

Stop it right now, Jenny! Your signs are so very original and 'speak' to so many people. You have to think of your etsy shop as giving people an opportunity to have one of your signs at home - otherwise you'd be spending all your time answering emails about 'where to get one of those adorable signs'. It's not just the signs that are inspirational - your move towards making your own money from them is inspirational for many of us!

Laurie Ritchey said...

If I had your amazing talent, I'd have an etsy store on my sidebar too! These signs are great. My fav is the smile is a curve.. laurie

Heather said...

These are aweSome Jenny! You are so talented!

Self Sagacity said...

Just a bunch of letter Ss for the S post right? :-) You are very talented. Great to have an etsy shop, I will take a peak. thanks for the introduction.

anitamombanita said...

Are you kidding?!! I think it's awesome that you are selling these on etsy. I love love love them and I especially love the one you did for us. I get more comments on it...and will likely be buying some others from you in the future!! :)

Mumsy said...

Gorgeous paintings, and I see you have an Etsy shop! I am sure someone will snatch them up..They are very unique and personal!