May 9, 2020

When I first started my business in 2014, I sold (or, attempted to sell) a variety of things I’d made in my free time, including hand-painted mason jars and linoleum block (“linocut”) prints. Once I discovered my love for watercolor, though, those other mediums kind of...

April 16, 2020

Hi everyone! I am here for my bi-annual blog post (I really and truly mean to write on here more often, whether or not anyone reads it, but it always gets pushed to the bottom of my to-do list). I hope that everyone is staying safe and staying sane. I will start this b...

March 25, 2020

The other day, I saw a post on Instagram by Chelsea Handler, thanking the grocery store clerks, medical professionals, restaurant workers, truck drivers, neighbors, warehouse workers, sanitation workers, and farmers- people who are keeping us "safe and fed." There is s...

February 13, 2020

This year, I thought it would be fun to make a free Valentine's Day card printout. If you're like me and wait until the last minute to buy or make a card, you can just click this link for a free download. Each 8.5x11" sheet has two cards on it (in case, like me, you al...

January 11, 2020

This week's "artist spotlight" is on artist and textile-designer Virginia Johnson. I came across her work awhile ago in an old (2011) post on the Tory Burch blog about Deborah Needleman's book The Perfectly Imperfect Home. I saved the illustrations, and came acros...

January 4, 2020

At the end of 2019 (a few days ago), I spent some time reflecting on my year as an artist, and one "theme"/idea that kept coming back to me was inspiration. While the internet, social media, and technology are certainly not perfect, they've given us access to so much m...

December 20, 2019

The holidays can be stressful. Between coordinating family and friends' schedules to shopping for gifts to trying to fit as much as you can into one week of vacation, it's a fun but also crazy time of year. Last year, in an effort to make sure that we all saw each othe...

September 20, 2019

Last year, I posted a free download of the tasting cards that I made for our annual Pumpkin Beer party. This year, I thought I'd do something a little different- a printout for tasting notes for a host-your-own wine tasting! If you'd like to download a free printout of...

April 28, 2019

If you're reading this right now, you may be wondering- "why is Riley posting about books?"- and I don't blame you! I have always loved to read, and over the past year or so, I've read (or listened to) more books than I have probably read throughout the rest of my life...

February 6, 2019

Do you have any advice on different online selling platforms? Is there one you prefer, and why?

To keep things simple, I’ll list a few here, along with my experience with each. There are many, many more- I think?- but these are the ones I’ve used!  

Etsy (5% transaction...

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