Happy New Year folks! Well rested and fed, I'm back and feeling inspired to create some new artwork (note my brand new whale shark print above, soon to be available online) and shake things about a bit. The month of January has me mulling over concepts like BRANDING and COHESION and TRUST and all sorts… Continue reading 2018, here I come
Before I treat myself to a well earned rest I wanted to thank everyone who reads my weird little blog, has bought something from me online or in person, who has even just got in touch to say they love my prawns! I started 2017 thinking I'd commit to fewer markets and focus more on… Continue reading Merry Christmas, everyone!
It's my birthday this week! So that you can join my celebrations, and as a way of saying thank you too all my new Instagram and Twitter followers, I've created a free shipping coupon for my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/VictoriaDraws?coupon=NOV500 Free shipping will be applied to my NOTHS store on the 06/11/17 and the promotion on… Continue reading Free shipping for a week!
Hi, my name's Victoria and I love, I mean really LOVE, Christmas. So it will come as no surprise that I've been getting ready for the festive season sometime since July. Although this is not uncommon among makers and craft types (you've got to plan ahead, therefore are always thinking 3 months ahead) I love… Continue reading Trying to suppress festive urges
This post is all about the amazing http://www.justacard.org campaign. This organisation is all about creating awareness around independen artists and makers, and showing the public how even a small, seemingly insignificant purchase such as a greetings card can make all the difference to us small businesses. I love doing markets and face to face events… Continue reading Just a card can make all the difference
I was lucky enough to be featured on the Starlig Bank's monthly blog feature 'The Side Hustle'. The blog chats to and showcases the hard work and amazing talent of all the grafters and hustlers who are following their dreams part-time, while their full time job pays the rent. I'm sure I can't speak for… Continue reading Ooh another blog!
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… Continue reading Instagram Giveaway
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… Continue reading Email newsletters
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… Continue reading Market dates and Christmas thoughts
If you've seen my current business cards you may get the idea that I'm not great at decision making seeing as I couldn't settle on one image for these, and you'd be absolutely right. A while ago I took the plunge and designed what I felt was a suitably sophisticated whale logo that I started… Continue reading Re-re-branding