Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Two of My Paintings Now Sold on Etsy

I just though I'd brag a little bit and write a nice self-congratulatory post about how I sold not one, but two of my abstract paintings via Etsy in the last month! While I was on vacation in the US I was pleasantly surprised by someone inquiring whether I ship to the USA, which eventually resulted in my first sale. My favorite work, Lilly Pond, was bought first, which I think is very cool. About a week after I made a second sale (of another of my favorite paintings - Lilac Blossom.) What is also cool about this second sale is the fact that it is bought as a wedding gift. I kind of like the idea of a couple enjoying my painting at the beginning of their official journey together!

Here they are, the paintings that I have sold...and more works are now available on my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/kosebose

Sunday, July 7, 2013


Six flights. Five time zones. One big three-and-a-half-week adventure.


Also defined as a "strong desire to travel", I'd like to think that I have some wanderlust in my heart. I'd like to think of myself as a good traveler, a person craving new experiences, a girl that likes the wind in her hair, and a woman that can rule any city.

The truth is that I'm not sure I'm all of those things, or maybe I am, but not entirely, or not all the time. I love traveling and the wonder that comes from seeing a breathtaking view for the first time, tasting a new treat, or dipping your toe in another sea, but I am also a homey girl that can enjoy staying in as well as going out, I like sleeping in my own bed, and I get tired of living out of a suitcase after a long stretch on the road. I love cooking and cuddling, and the comforting familiarity of a hometown, and I tend to try and make a place feel like home as soon as possible. I am a great temporary wanderer, just not a good long-term one.

After a long stretch of endless work and studying for my MBA (although both of those things are still going on) I both needed and craved a vacation that would let me get away from my daily routine, my computer, cell phone, and my worries. I got it. My American adventure of 2013 with three and a half blessed weeks of stress-free travel between Boston, Cape Cod, my Colby reunion in Maine, San Francisco, Napa, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, and London. I laughed, I spend time outside, I stayed in the sun, I spent time with my guy, I reconnected with old friends, and I truly relaxed for the first time in a long time. You could say it was the best thing that I could have done for myself, and during that time, I was a traveler. I just need to learn how to pack lighter :)

Stay tuned for more sights and stories from my trip, and enjoy some of the views now:


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