I have a big announcement…I’m closing my Etsy shop. There’s a chance I may reopen in the future but right now, I need to be free from it. If you’ve been following along my artistic journey for the past few months, you may know that I started a new job (that I love) as a Brand Manager and graphic designer for some local restaurants here in Carlsbad. Working full time and having the creative energy to pursue Etsy in my free time has been an obvious struggle and the thought of having my nights and weekends completely open to do whatever I want sounds amazing. There’s a constant guilt that I feel when I’m not creating or uploading new items to my shop and I want to be free from it. I have loved my journey and can’t believe how far I’ve come but my time with Etsy has served its purpose. I’ve learned SO MUCH by having my shop. It gave me purpose, taught me about business, strengthened my design abilities, and I can wholeheartedly say that I wouldn’t have my current job if I didn’t open my shop. It guided me to the right path and helped me find myself. I’ve connected with some of the most INCREDIBLE individuals through my shop and I have this fear that I’m going to lose all contact with you, ahh. I’ll still be around!!! I’ll be posting on here, twitter, Facebook, my blog, and YouTube when I can. I’ll be creating in all sorts of ways, without fear. I just want to live. REALLY live. And explore. So my shop is going out with a bang. I’m offering 25% off all purchases over $7 with coupon code SUMMERBLOWOUT. I have tons of stickers, pins, and prints available! This may be your last chance to get something for a long while. I’m keeping the shop open until this Sunday at midnight. Again, I’ll still be around on social media, and yenno, existing in the world, so I’m not going anywhere. Thank you all for supporting me thus far, you’ve enriched my life and I wouldn’t be the same without you.
– K.R. / Kirsten