Our Etsy Shop!
Paige and I have opened up an Etsy shop to sell digital verse art templates for Canva, and I would deeply appreciate your support if you feel like sharing it.
I'm going to be very candid here. I am doing my best with my two jobs but I'm not getting enough hours, and after my bills, my current budget quite literally allows for food OR gas, but not both. 😅
Paige already watches Ace so much while I work that I can't even think of asking her to do more of it while I get third job, so we are seeing if we can make it work with an online shop somehow.
*I'm going to stop right here for a moment*
To say that some of you have offered at times to send financial help, which makes my heart just burst with gratefulness. But I really want to talk about my life, and share the nitty gritty of the struggles as well as the joys, knowing that a lot of other people are in my situation and will benefit from hearing how it can still be beautiful. If I receive help, it makes me feel hesitant to be open, because I don't want to seem like I'm manipulating readers into support. So I'm firmly (but graciously!) against receiving direct financial help. However since my circumstances are rather dire, it would mean the world if you would share my shop to anyone you think might be interested.
We don't have many listings yet, but we will be adding new ones every day. Paige is designing them along with me, as she is also trying to earn money to continue her online schooling, which she's had to take a break from since we changed living situations.
Overall, life is incredibly beautiful for us. I can't explain it, but I feel like sunlight could just beam from my fingertips. (Not every moment of course.) I am at peace.
You know what happened this morning? I was driving to Starbucks before dawn, and as I swerved around one of our city's endless roundabouts, I casually thanked God for the breaks in my car. And not TEN SECONDS later, a family of deer sprang out in the dark in front of me and I had to slam on my breaks as hard as I could to miss them. Haha! My friend said that was God's way of saying "You're welcome" ☺️ Cute.
Anyway, hope you are all doing well. Thank you in advance if any of you share the shop. 🤗 And of course I'll still be giving away verse art here for free for my special people. And feel free to let me know if you need any of the ones in the shop for free, I wouldn't ever want money to get in the way of God's word not being shared.
Love you so much!
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Long time reader (since 2009), first time commenter. I am so excited about your Etsy shop! I meant to comment on your previous post to say that you should sell your work instead of giving it to readers for free - so I'm glad you went ahead with the shop! Having been a fan of your blog for a long time, I'm so glad you are back and writing, and I'm sorry about all the difficult circumstances you've experienced. Thank you for the joy and encouragement you bring to the world.ReplyDelete
So thrilled to be able to have some of your artwork in my home, all the way over in Australia. You are brave and kind and I just adore you and am pleased to hear you are doing well amidst all the hard stuff ❤❤❤ReplyDelete