When I set off to begin my journey as Kimposed, it was just a fun idea. As you may or may not already know, my trade by day is digital marketing analytics and strategy.
In short, it’s a lot of charts, testing and crunching numbers. I just wanted to be creative again. It had been so long since I had really put down any paint on paper, and I missed it.
When I embarked on my 30-day art challenge on Instagram, I thought it was going to be easy. Oh contraire (It’s called a “challenge” reason)! On Day 19, I realized that I was simply forcing myself to post something on my feed, whether it was good, bad, or okay. I don’t know about you, but I want to proud of every piece that I post.
So here’s what I learned about my 30-day challenge, on Day 1
When I moved into my apartment, I knew I wanted to have a chalkboard wall somewhere, anywhere. There is a small space that separates my kitchen from my living room that is painted plain black, so I knew immediately that this was going to be my place to shine.
I’ve been wanting to put my artwork on Etsy for quite some time now, and as of a few days ago, I’ve finally taken the plunge. I opened my store.
Although the process seemed pretty straightforward when you decide to open an Etsy shop, but I wanted to become a legitimate business. So I had to get all of the legal and tax documentation out of the way, which means:
I used to draw all the time. In grade school, art projects were my favorite part of class, and I won many awards at San Diego’s annual county fair. In high school, I took it a step further and built out a portfolio in an AP Studio Art class, and had my eyes set on an art school to learn graphic design for advertising and web design.
Then reality hit.