Tuesday, March 13, 2012

7 Year Painting Anniversary!!!!


On Sunday I received an email from eBay that said "Congratulations for your 7 year anniversary with us"... that light a bulb: Although I moved on from eBay to Etsy some time ago, I've been selling my art online for 7 years now!!!!
(This is by far the longest I've ever lasted in a job!)


It's amazing how fast time goes and how ones improves in that period of time.  I found this image from the vault, it was one of the first paintings I made, very saturated colors, very dark lines, very me at that time. I remember the walls in my house were painted orange, bright pink, yellow and blue... very much like this painting. And she's alone, enjoying her coffee... I didn't have kids at that time.


And this is a recent painting, same theme, very different execution.  Necks have gotten shorter and heads have grown larger.  And she's not alone now (there are 3 birds with her: my husband, my daughter and my son).

I'm so happy and thankful right now for being be able to continue to do what I love most: create.  To have people who supports what I do and enjoy it. To share a piece of myself with the world.  To be able to stay home with my kids while I also get to work in the thing that I'm most passionate about.  To wake up every day surrounded by the things I love.  

For those past 7 years, and the many more to come:

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

16 comments:

Christine A. said...

Congratulations Danita~look how far you've come! It's fun too look back and see how far you've taken your art and career~here's to many more years of artmaking:)

Sheryl Lynn said...

Thank you for creating works of art that inspire me while I work in my studio. We have very different styles and I enjoy the light hearted love that shines from each of the pieces I have of yours, which is ALOT! They make me very happy!

Sheryl Lynn said...

Thank you for creating works of art that inspire me while I work in my studio. We have very different styles and I enjoy the light hearted love that shines from each of the pieces I have of yours, which is ALOT! They make me very happy!

Ron said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

I'm so glad you're doing what you love.

As I've gushed before, I treasure my Danita original every day!

<3 <3
Ron

JessiVille said...

Hi Danita, Happy 7 year anniversary! So glad you chose this job! I love your art and am inspired especially by your various incarnations of Frida. Here's to 7 more years - at least!
Jessi :)

Juliette Crane said...

so lovely to see! i just adore seeing how your style has evolved and love seeing your new bigger paintings too! thank you for sharing your BEAUTIFUL artwork!

-juliette

Elena Lai Etcheverry said...

wow! what a journey and change! congratulations!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Congratulations, Danita! You make the world more beautiful! Kathy

Jessie said...

Congratulations!!!

I love seeing when an artist works evolves. So fascinating! I wonder how my art will look like in 7 years.

Wishing you many more years of success in doing what you love! Que Dios te bendiga!

Barbara Moore said...

Congratulations Danita!! I hope you have many more years of wonderful creativity. You are a very talented lady.

Jane Blogs said...

Congratulations Danita :)
Looking at how far you've come is truly inspiring.
I hope that my own journey in the next seven years is half as wonderful!

Sinny said...

Congratulations! That is so inspiring, thank you for sharing your story and your beautiful art. =D

Tuuli said...

Congrats on seven, you really have found your "thing"! I wish I found my "thing" too :-)

Elma said...

Congratulations!!! Your art is the best!!!

Glitter and Grunge Studio said...

Happy Anniversary!!!

This is a lovely post :)

~Linda

Lura said...

i love them both. you are one talented lady for sure! congrats on your anniversary. hugs,lura