In kinda short (like my height): I’m finally jumping in headfirst (well…after weeks if not months of planning actually) and opening an Etsy shop. I have big dreams and goals for it to allow me to be the person I want to be. I need your help Creampuffs (or whoever else might read this) to achieve them.
I will donate 20% of my profits to the choice of charity/charities that people vote for on a poll I will run on Twitter towards the end of the month. Whether that amounts to $2 or $200+ each month. Most likely something like the Trevor Project, Planned Parenthood, Empower Her etc. (@ Mo_Ca_Ol with an L both on Twitter and Instagram, @ mocaol on Snapchat)
If you want to see more of my art/personal non ‘business’ stuff or just talk:
@ monalovesya on Twitter. @ LearnToDefyGravity on Instagram.
You choose the background color, ink color, size AND type of wood (hah, gross). Please excuse the messy sample paintings, as much as I planned and researched almost every detail, I left them until the last day and I don’t exactly get an ‘Undo’ button on handmade paintings. I promise I will update the listing images when I get some orders/make others for pay, yours will look better than that (hopefully). The more I make, the more practice I get and the better they will be in time. Who knows, it might even be the one I send YOU! Ahh! :D
Prices might go up $5+ at the start of May but I will only promote the low ‘early birsd’ price to the Creampuff/Tumblr/Twitter fam until then.I only ask that in exchange for the lower price, perhaps leave a positive review maybe? Share this/the link maybe? If you have CONSTRUCTIVE criticism (that means more than YOUR ART SUCKS, because I sorta agree but that doesn’t help me make it better, fam) either submit it here on Tumblr or @ me on Twitter.
I will add/change out at least one design every month. Might even put it up to a vote for a theme of the month or something… Maybe put them on a shirt… or phone case…or something. Hmmmmmm.
(Baby steps. Trust me fam, I’ve made PLANS. I’ve lost even MORE SLEEP than usual doing all the calculations and pre-planning for potential avenues of growth. But first thing’s first, right?)
In hella long (like real talk, grab a snack and/or water): This is one of the reasons why I have been less active than usual on Tumblr as of late. I have been working on improving my mental and physical health. Been reading a ton of books, listening to hours worth of business/productivity + positivity/motivational podcasts and researching as much as possible to finally bring you this shop.
It started as an idea of a way to avoid having to start a GoFundMe page to get myself to FanExpo/Toronto2k17 to meet Creampuffs who I've only gotten to know through Twitter/Tumblr. I got THIIIIS close - to starting one but the more I thought about it, the weirder I felt about it. I wanted to be able to GIVE something BACK to people that wanted to donate, I just don’t feel right receiving gifts without doing anything to ‘deserve’ them.