Tuesday, October 11, 2016

My Art For Sale Online! #Etsy #FineArtAmerica

As you can see,
I can use some more "favorites."
And sales.
And I need to charge my phone :P.
I've spent ages thinking I needed to start an Etsy store. Well, I've done it!

Jumping Rails is now officially live, and stocked with:

  • My mixed media art (on 6"x6" and 8"x8" canvases)
  • Pendants that feature my drawings, pendants that feature images from my book covers, and even a few that are designs painted directly on the glass
  • Hand-crafted Harry Potter type wands (although, no, none of them are replicas of actual HP wands)
You can see examples of all the above in my previous blog post


You may be wondering where the name of my store came from...

Well, I think I told you about my experience at the end of the 2016 Realm Makers conference. I, along with two other Realmies, needed to catch a train back to the airport, but the side of the station that train stopped at was opposite the side of the tracks our dorm at Villanova was. Which normally wasn't an issue as a tunnel runs underneath the tracks--but that morning, the tunnel was flooded.

The train was due in just a few minutes and we couldn't see any other way across. (I later found out there was a bridge farther down, but even if we'd known about it, I don't think we'd have had time to truck over, across, and back, dragging all our luggage.) So, we jumped this fence:


I recounted this tale in a Realm Makers forum, and then in another, completely unrelated conversation, I used the phrase "I don't mean to jump rails here" and someone cleverly replied, "Oh, you know all about jumping rails."

It got me thinking, that yes, I do. I'm constantly jumping rails. In college, I jumped from art education as a major to biology, then worked teaching math, then started homeschooling, then writing, and back to painting....and my art itself ranges from drawing to painting to mixed media to pendant-making to woodworking. I am forever jumping to a new rail.

 To see all I have for sale at Jumping Rails, click HERE.

AND....if you're simply wanting prints of my paintings or drawings, I have some posted on Fine Art America. You can order a variety of sizes, and even have those images put on different items such as phone cases and pillows. To visit my Fine Art America store, click HERE.

2 comments:

Cheryl Johnston said...

Wishing you much success in your stores, Kat. Sounds like a plan!!

Kat Heckenbach said...

Thank you, Cheryl!