I an totally overwhelmed by the success of my first giveaway. I feel like shouting from the rooftops 'they love my work, they really love it!' :D
I have had some beautiful responses and I'm trying really hard not to post my own comments, when it comes time to find a winner I don't want my own posts screwing up the count!
For those of you who have entered the giveaway and given me such wonderful feedback, thank you. Really. You have boosted my confidence so much I can't explain it.
In addition to amazing words of praise I have a whole new list of fairytales to brush up on! One of the main reasons I asked the two questions for the competition was to find out what everyone else likes. I adore myths, fairytales and monsters but sometimes I get artist-block and can't find any inspiration. Now I have your feedback I can call on all those amazing beasties and lore and get my arty wiggle on!
One of the biggest effects of your words is that I finally opened an Etsy shop. It's silly I know, since I could have done it any time at all but I'm so proud of myself for finding the balls to do it. I've been so afraid of opening a shop and it failing miserably that I never even tried. I'm now at the point where I figure it will either work or not. If it doesn't, I'll just pick a new direction!
So thank you again. I wanted to make a post specially for everyone who took the time to check out my blog and enter my competition. Now I have a bunch of Christmas stuff to do, post and photograph. It never ends!