Just wanted to drop a message here to say hello - I’m planning to return! I don’t know how many people would remember me, but I certainly have fond memories of this site. I really enjoyed selling here, seeing everyone’s paintings each day, and getting comments and advice from other artists.
It was with great regret that left DPW in late 2018. Due to health issues, I didn’t have the time and energy to promote my work, my sales dried up, and I couldn’t make the membership cost back. I switched to selling on Etsy while I was in and out of hospital a lot, as it has lower up-front costs. It’s been working well, I’ve made good sales the last couple years, but I’m starting to feel that the site has strayed from its ‘arts and crafts’ roots, and is not really serving individual artists such as myself any more. Though I’m still doing well there, I want to explore other options - so I’m hoping to reopen my DPW shop for a six month trial period. It will be interesting to run the shops side by side and see how they compare!
I’m super excited to be back! I’ve grown a lot since I was last active here, as a person and as an artist. I’m now focusing full time on art (well, as full time as I can around treatment!) and I’m keen to see how my recent work is recieved.
I’ll see you all soon, I hope!