Introducing...my new website! Graceful Designs is now the online presence for my few-years-old home business of making cards. Up until now, I have mainly sold cards through word-of-mouth to family, friends, and even the customers of our hairdresser from her basement shop.
Creating cards and trying my hand at many different art mediums have been something I've enjoyed for quite a few years. After I graduated from high school, Dad and Mom encouraged me to make a go of starting a small business from home. In 2005, both Sarah and I were able to participate in a home-based business class taught by Crystal Paine, as well as pick up some ideas from a class at the local community college. I also contacted several acquaintances asking them to share their expertise and advice in either art or business.
Because our Typepad blogging account gives us 3 different blogs to work with, I was able to use the 3rd to design my card website. It has been a fun yet slow process getting everything in order (especially with a dial-up connection). I have discovered a lot about using HTML, thanks to hints from Jonathan and some trial and error!
I know there is much more to learn as I continue to practice my photography, watercolor, and calligraphy and watch the business grow.
From my website's About the Artist page:
Hannah G. Girotti lives in Virginia with her family. She is a graduate of home education and has had an interest in art since childhood. She enjoys capturing scenic and nature images, her photographic subjects ranging from historic bridges to old barns or from sunsets to the diverse array of flowers in her own garden.
Shooting with a digital Canon Rebel Ti camera, she then uses the photographs as the basis for many of her watercolor paintings.
Graceful Designs was begun as an opportunity to use her God-given skills while learning to run a business and being productive in her home.