I have been very busy finishing up my collection before I start the logistics of opening my Etsy shop. I had no idea how much work it actually takes to open up a shop and I can’t wait until I reach this much-anticipated goal. My goal is to have it up and running by August 31st but I would love to have the site up in two weeks. My collection will always be growing and added to once the site is up and one of the biggest challenges for me is to pull myself away from my art and do the business side of things.

This post features the notecards that will be in my shop. Most of them will also be available as prints as well. (notecards are 5×7 and prints are 8×10) I am figuring out last minute details with how everything will be packaged and it is all so exciting for me to be able to put my personalized touches on those small details.

Lastly, the final piece was a commission I worked very hard on for a couple that was getting engaged. I actually don’t know the couple personally so that was a new landmark, but her sister commissioned the piece and we were good friends in high school. I think I will always look back on this piece and remember how special this client made me feel. I’m always flattered when people trust me to draw them (or someone else in this case) but knowing that this was an engagement present for the couple, I wanted to make sure I reflected the couple as closely as the client described. I have many more commissions in the works right now and I love doing them so much. I’m always excited to get a new project and collaborate to bring a vision to life.



  1. JoeYvonne says:

    Hi Katie, Your work continues to amaze me. I am sure you will be a big success.I saw an e-mail picture of your room that you and Tara did. How fun is that. Keep smiling, Love that you are in our circle of friends. Yvonne M.

    • ryanmkatie says:

      Thank you so much Yvonne! I’m so happy you are following along with my creative journey…it means so much to me. I love it when special people, like you, appreciate my art 🙂

  2. Colleen says:

    You go girl!!! Let me know if I can help out in any way.

    • ryanmkatie says:

      Thanks so much Colleen!! I will probably need help with some logistics of the shop in the near future. I’ll let you know. Thank you for all of the tips you’ve already given me. Your support is everything to me!!

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