I'm just finishing up my calendar 2014.
It will be my first calendar ever, so quite excited. I say quite because as some may know. Nyha Graphics is a one women band. I illustrate, design and product everything I sell on www.nyhagraphics.etsy.com and at craft fairs...oh yes and now to a few shops.
The journey to end product can keep me grounded, I'll be really excited once my local printer has given me a nice affordable quote; I get my prints back and all my colours, stock and finishes are as I envisioned. Then I sell it, I don't put too much pressure on myself at this stage, and I'm not a pushy sells lady. If like what you see enough you will buy it. Also I feel this platform is more about me connecting with my peers. Each sale I get or feedback I receive does excite and motivate me and I'm filed with immense gratitude. If I ever get too stressed I always bring it right back to the art, the act of creating is the core think that is important to me.
I have to patient, I am one person, that is the secret and to have lots of fun doing it.
I hope everyone has a nice safe time watching fireworks, here a little illustration, which I did to have a break from my birdie calendar. I'm extremely happy to say my calendars will be finished next week and safely off to print.
My Children illustration will feature on a smaller calendar for desks and a promo pressy for all the Art Directors I'd like to work with.
What a joy and achievement. I have not published online because only wanted to sell these Direct to Retail. Its slow but at a pace I can cope with financially and time wise. The stores are as excited about my new range. Each store had great feedback too and very practical. I have been given some great tips from all three shops, who I'm working closely with to ensure I get what their customers need right. The feedback will help develop my range for PG LIVE in May 2014 which is when I will officially launch. If have a shop in mind for my cards please let me know and email email@example.com That would be so nice.