If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Twitter you will know that since the Spring I’ve been taking part in The 100 Day Project. This is a huge online project where whoever is involved creates their own hashtag and commits to posting a related photo for 100 consecutive days. I chose “#100daysofanimalillustration” (original, I know…) and have been posting a different animal illustration every day. I’ll admit I’ve not been great at posting on consecutive days – there have been times when real life got in the way – but I’m determined to see the project through and I’ve only got 17 more illustrations to go until I hit 100.
To make things a bit more interesting, every time I’ve completed 10 illustrations I’ve run a giveaway on my Instagram page, to give people a chance to win one of my artworks. Usually I offer to give away whichever I’ve painted the most recently, but this time I’ve decided to offer up my 10 most recently liked illustrations.
I’ve got just two more giveaways until the 100 Day Project is over. If you’re interested in winning an original watercolour illustration by yours truly, pop over to my Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/victojeiro/) for more details. Good luck!
Another business milestone completed – this year I started sending out quarterly newsletters with updates and news from VictoriaDraws, and I’ve really enjoyed it! I try and add lots of images (as I know I get a bit dazed with lots of text), links to latest social media posts and of course any special offers I might be running.
So far so good, and people seem to enjoy receiving my updates. I’m wary of sending people too many emails, as it’s something I find really annoying, and has caused me to unsubscribe from more than one mailing list… however, if you fancy staying up to date with my news just follow this link and sign yourself up!
I’ve updated my events page to show upcoming markets – as you’ll see organisers have started planning their Christmas markets! There are some other events I’m waiting to hear back from so I’ll update Events when I hear back.
I’m finding that as a maker/seller you’re always working a few months ahead of the next celebration, something I’m learning to do but still need to get better at! I’ve designed a new Christmas card to add to my range, modelled on my ever popular Party Prawns greeting card, and this Christmas I’m thinking of offering a gift wrapping service at the markets I’m selling at. I think this will prove a popular option, particularly as we draw closer to the big day itself!