Saturday, February 2, 2008

Meet Etsy Artist: GaylesPaintings

Los Angeles resident Gayle Etcheverry credits Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra for inspiring her to fulfill her childhood dream of becoming a professional artist. As a Hollywood Scenic Artist she has done it all - including dressing the SAG Awards set. Each of her ethereal creations "becomes a living image of her inner voice." She is also an "active participant in the movement of spiritual globalization and devoted to the idealism that we are all one," which beautifully reflects in her work. "I started the site God Bless Humanity last year to begin a movement of Good News and Inspiring Stories. I continually find people all over the world who agree that life is beautiful and so many great things happen all over the world and no one ever hears about it. So I am trying to start something good, and ‘bring friendly back’ to the world." Her husband Blaine reminds her not to take life too seriously. "He’s my number one fan," she says. She has also met many wonderful people from all corners of the globe through the internet and feels "connected in ways I never felt possible before, which also inspires me to keep on keeping on." Not surprisingly it's the community aspect of Etsy she appreciates. "Get out there and meet other entrepreneurs," she advises. "Find out what kind of business referrals they are looking for and be sure to tell them the kinds of referrals you are looking for, too. Don’t be afraid to talk about yourself and your work and PLEASE call yourself an ARTIST! The more you are out there searching and finding groups to join, mingle with and email/chat with others, the more people will remember you and think of your art." Please check out her shop: http://gaylespaintings.etsy.com/
-Wendy Baylis
Dharma Designs
http://dharmadesigns.etsy.com/

2 comments:

Chimera Crochet said...

I love this quote, ""Find out what kind of business referrals they are looking for and be sure to tell them the kinds of referrals you are looking for, too. Don’t be afraid to talk about yourself and your work and PLEASE call yourself an ARTIST! The more you are out there searching and finding groups to join, mingle with and email/chat with others, the more people will remember you and think of your art"
What great advice!

Dharma Designs said...

I agree - sage advice! :-)