Saturday, September 22, 2012

My story year 2012


It all started with a single Lady...

This is my Lovely lady nr.4 
I dont know how many I have made this year but it all started with Life Book.
Life Book is an online class hosted by wonderful Tam. 
The class takes over one year from "my birhtday" january the 1. 2012 and it does end Desember 31. 2012.
Whole year of creative days, new teacher every other week and many times extra lesson on the free weeks.
One of the teachers is Mystele and something happen to me at her class. Sinch her class I think I have made about 50 Lovely Ladyes and I maybe have 8 left.



I have had 4 exhibition sinch may and there I have had great susses.


After making my Lovely Ladies, thats what I call them, I wanted to do something out of them, hope you understand me... my englis is not the best.... but thats ok.
So I bought Kelly Rae Roberts online book, Flying lessons. 
I read it, marked, it, and followed it. 


Today I have this blog, I have FB page, Twitter, Pinterest and Etsy shop all with the name SiggaDisArt. The only thing left is website, but that is something Im going to learn on my new online class Im taking from Kelly Ray.

As I said I wanted to make something out of my paintings. 



I did start slowely, ordering some business cards from Moo.com



Then I did order some greeting cards also from Moo.com


From CafePress I did order some Tote bags, cute..


And I did not stop, I did get some yearbooks 2013 made for me here in Iceland.



And some magnets for the refrigerator with a memory note.
and I did not stop there.



I also had some magnet bookmarks made.



and I did paint and paint and I did sell and sell, both my paintings and all of the things I have made with my Lovely Ladies.


Nothing can stop me now, if I have a hour Im creating. 


My newest things are my coffe mugs. 
I paint on cups and Im not going to tell you how many order I have got, some people want 10 of them... 

I could be painting on mugs all day long..
but I have to go to my work every day. I love my work but Im an art teacher, teaching art to children age 6-16 and I love it..

Thats my story year 2012.. and I love it..

Have a beautiful and blessed day all of you and happy PPF to all of you.



70 comments:

  1. Sigga this is amazing! How awesome! What a wonderful year for you so far already! I love your art and all the cute merchandise! I am also in the Flying Lessons with Kelly Rae. I would love to have one of your mugs! Are they for sale on your etsy shop? I will take a look to see. Keep up the good work, it' s nice to see such inspiration and success :)
    Shelly Jack

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    1. Thank you so much Shelly, It feels so good to get a comment like yours. Ill post a comment when Ill post my mugs for sale on my Etsy. Thanks <3

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  2. How fantastic, you have done so brilliantly! I enjoyed reading your story, it had such a simple beauty to it. Well done, Sigga, lovely to 'meet' you. I am inspired by your purposefulness.(by the way, I'm also in Flying Lessons).

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    1. Thank you Malini, sometimes I dont believe thats happening to me, glas to inspired you, looking forward to sheer Flying Lessons with you..

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  3. How amazing and wonderful! All it takes is a first step and believing in yourself! Your lovely ladies are a part of who you are!

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    1. Thank you so much Stephani, all my Ladies are like my friend, I love them and I miss them, they are a part of me.. and I belive in my but it took a time :-)

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  4. Think I just lost my comment - but I love that your "success" story is about doing something you love to do. You definitely inspire me to keep creating.

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    1. Thank you Gina, after I wrote MIXED MEDIA ARTIST somewhere It felt so good.. I am an artist,, right.. but it is so hard to say..

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  5. You are an inspiration! I'm so happy for you!

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  6. I love your work and you English is really good!
    Congratulation !!!

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    1. O... Thank you Romy :-) Im trying my best..

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  7. Wow Sigga! That is so inspiring. The way you have told your story makes it all seem so much less scary to try myself. Just one step at a time. So nice to have met you ( I'm in Flying Lessons too : D). Thank you for sharing your journey.

    Your ladies are beautiful to look at.

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    1. Thank you so much, Melinda. I have always belived that good things happen slowly so I always take one step at the time.. and it works ;-)

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  8. Sigga, I love your story! I just love how you kept doing and doing and creating and creating...your work is beautiful and your determination is inspirational! Thank you!

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    1. Tank you so much Danielle, I love what I´m doing and feel blessed.

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  9. Amazing artwork and story...thanks for sharing. It's so cool to see amazingness when you come across it.

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    1. Thank you so much Gumdropzz, you are right and it feels so good.

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  10. Hi Sigga- I am curently taking the Kelly Rae course myself. So much fantastic information she has given us in just the first week. I'm in love with your lovely ladies. You are such an inspiration to me since I have only taken the odd art course the last 20yrs and now I want to start making art all the time and selling it like yourself. Keep making this beautiful art, it brings a smile to my face and I'm sure it makes other peoples day full of sunshine.

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    1. How nice to read your comment Rebecca, I think Kelly Rae is amazing giving us all this information.

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  11. You make such an amazing artwork and your story is as exiting like in a fairy tale. I am one of your followers since many weeks and I am still enchanted with each new picture you are posting.

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    1. Thank you Stefanie, you are right, my story is like an fairy tale. Thank you for following me :-)

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  12. wow--- so inspiring--- and incredible to know it can happen! thank you so VERY much for sharing!

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    1. Kelly, It can happen to anyone if it happen to me.. Thank you for the visit.

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  13. One amazing and artful year of beautiful art creations Sigga Dis! Congrats to you!

    <3
    Elizabeth Aviles

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    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth. I love what Im doing.

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  14. Wow! Your lovely ladies truly are lovely - your art style is fabulous and I love all the various things you turned your art into. Congrats on the 4 exhibitions and on selling so much of the pieces you had made with your art on. the mugs are gorgeous - no wonder people want them! do you actually paint directly on the mugs or do you get your art printed on to them?

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    1. Hi and thank you. I left you a note on your blog. I do paint directly on the mugs and having fun doing that..

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  15. You have an exciting year already and am sure more adventures to come. Congratulations on all your brilliant successes. Enjoy the weekend, happy PPF, Annette x

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    1. Thank you Netty, it sure has been a successful year for me.

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  16. Love seeing your 2012 progress and adventures in art!
    Especially love the photo with all those lovely red dots! ;)
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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    1. Hi Mary and thank you. Who does not love the red dots.... they make you feel so good :-)

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  17. they are gorgeous... i can't decide which one I love most! the coffee mugs are awesome!

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    1. Thank you Aimee, Im so happy with my mugs and so happy that people are buying them.

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  18. I loved seeing how things have progressed for you. I'm gald you also shared where you had your things made. I think your lovely ladies look just fabulous on all these different things. So many ways to display your art. LOVE! Happy PPF

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    1. Thank you Marji. I love to share, love to help other people if I can.

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  19. What a busy and productive year you have had. So glad your exhibition went so well as well. :) I did Lifebook as well this year, but I am so horribly behind!!

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    1. Thank you Natasha, Im far behind too... but thats ok we will do it in or own time.

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  20. congratulations on a hugely successful year so far... hoping to see more pictures of those wonderful mugs...xx

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    1. Thank you Tracey, Im making mugs and more mugs.... they are so populair...

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  21. You have had an incredible year! It's inspiring to see someone suddenly discover their own individual style and just take off. Here's to 2013 being even more satisfying and productive for you.

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  22. What an incredible year and it is not even October yet. Love your faces and the ways you are marketing them. Congrats

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  23. i love all the creative ways you've utilized your wonderfully creative art. you have had a great year!

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    1. Thank you Molly, this year has been very special and on top of it I became an grandmother...

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  24. What an inspiring story! How fabulous that you are sharing your passion with so many others through your paintings, cards, and mugs!

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    1. Thank you Carolyn, I love what Im doing now, wish I had more time...

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  25. Oh, this has really been an incredible year for you! Congrats on making your dreams come true! The way you're going next year will be even bigger and better! Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thank you Denthe, I hope Ill only continue doing what I love the most.

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  26. What a good story! And the very first single lady is a very beautiful lady, if not a bit perplexed! The colour is gorgeous and i like the way you have used to line to draw and words to text to add texture. Fantastic! You might like to share your work on Mandarin Orange Monday:)

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    1. Thank you Lorik, I have to know something more about this Mandarin Orange Monday...

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  27. Wow.. your ladies are really lovely and your story so inspiring.. I have taken so many classes this year but have gotten nowhere !!

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    1. Thank you Aneeta, take Life Book 2013 and you will get somewhere...

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  28. i didn't know that you started all this bc of the Life Book class. wow! that is some story, and you are on some ride this year ... it's like you have a magic carpet under your feet! you are amazing!

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    1. Thank you Jenn :-) You are true about the Magic carpet.. some days I feel that way..

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  29. Sigga your story about your Lovely Ladies and all that you did with them is so exciting and what an inspiration that you are for me and many others. I loved hearing how it all started with you taking the class Life Book. I might just see you there in 2013. :)
    Suzanne

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    1. Thank you Suzanne, some days I dont believe how well Im doing now but I have to continue.... Iceland is a small country, I want out of it with my art to.. :-) Im so happy for the FL and Kelly, she is such a great girl giving us all this information.

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  30. Goodness, Sigga, what fantastic success and fun you've had on your art journey! You're my new(est) hero!

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    1. Thank you Valerie :-) you make me smile..

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  32. Wow Sigga! You are such an inspiration! I love your lovely ladies, and seeing them all together is so beautiful, they remind me of all the lovely ladies in our class... I'm sure you're going to be very successful out of Iceland too!

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  33. Wow, what an amazing story! I love your faces! My birthday is Jan. 1, so I know I'm in good company! :)

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  34. Oh I love your story! So inspirational. I definitely have to take Life Book this year. You have a great style :)

    Chandra

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  35. Hi Sigga,

    I have been wondering about Life Book and thanks to you and your inspiration I definitely will be signing up!!

    Your lovely Ladies are so unique and beautiful!
    it looks like all of your hard work has paid off.
    I'm so happy for you.
    Please add me to the mug list:)

    Helena fellow flyer
    Beaufort, SC

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  36. Wow, Sigga, very impressive and inspiring! I love to hear these kinds of stories.

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  37. Oh wow! This is so wonderful! Thank you for sharing. Now I am super excited for life book 2013.

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  38. Wow sigga you are amazing. You rock. I am feeling so inspired. I am sure your 2013 and the years that follow will rock too.

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