Today is the day! Over the past year I’ve been working to refine my style and brand and create a purpose filled business. Being an entrepreneur is a tricky road filled with so many learning curves and I’m thankful that I’ve had the opportunity to pursue a business that fills my heart with so much joy. Last year my mind kept drifting to soft brush strokes and airy images. I’d get lost in my daydreams and finally I decided to start making moves on this piece of my heart.
I graduated from college with a Fine Arts Degree in Fine Art. I know I know, Fine Art Degree in Fine Art? It sounds kind of strange, but due to the courses available at our university I wasn’t technically able to get a degree in Painting or Metal work so Fine Art it was! I poured my heart into my studies and quickly fell in love with encaustic work. I didn’t have a clear direction or aesthetic and I had so many voices in my head telling me that that this was a waste of time. If you’re a creative you’ve probably felt this before. You’re so compelled to do something, but you let you self doubt get in the way. Well I decided to say yes instead of no and today I’m launching my little Shop!
It’s filled with soft images printed on watercolor paper and small canvases coated in encaustic. Each piece has been carefully curated, able to stand on their own or be paired with other pieces from the shop. It’s scary and exciting to work on this new adventure, there is so much inspiration that comes from pursuing the things that light your heart on fire and I can’t wait to see this little shop grow. It’s just the beginning and I’m already looking forward to filling it with work that will bring peace and joy into your home! To visit the shop please click HERE
To celebrate we’ll be giving away a print! Just head over to Instagram (@annashackleford) and tag three friends in the giveaway photo!
P.S. I can’t even begin to say thank you enough to all of the people that have encouraged me along the way!
Join us on Instagram where we share our most recent work
Yay!!!!! I’m so so excited for you!!! Your work is absolutely gorgeous, girlfriend!!!
So proud of you! This is really great!
Yay!! I am so excited for you!!
These are beautiful, Anna! Good for you for pursuing a passion!
Oh my goodness, I LOVE this! You are right, a lot of times we let that self doubt get in the way of doing what we love. It is so encouraging to see you going after your dream and doing it so well!!
So proud of you Anna and so excited for your shop!!!! You’re doing great things my dear!!!!!! XOXOXOXO
SO proud of you, friend! Thank you so much for my beautiful print. It has found a cozy new home in my office. 🙂 Love you, xoxo!
Girl you are incredible! What a beautiful idea! So excited for you!!!