Katrina Sophia Is 3!

JK1_5227

The last 3 years have been quite a rollercoaster ride, especially in 2014 when I started selling cards and then a lot of great opportunities came. It has been a big, unpredictable journey and I am truly looking forward to continue developing my business.

Year 1

I was very lucky with my situation when I started my business, my family was incredibly supportive and I already had a studio shed in the back garden filled with enough materials to get myself started. With no start up money, my business started slow with commission work.

Year 2

My business was still pretty slow but I was still painting commissions and coming up with ideas. I also went to live in Germany for almost 2 months over the summer and painted every day. Later the year, I was able to get my illustrations printed on cards and started selling.

Year 3

It was the year when it started to get busy. I got a new website and launched new collection of cards and prints. I also got commissioned by Tesco Food couple of times and five of my products got stocked by Indiecana. Over the festive months, I successfully sold my first ever Christmas cards, had a Christmas market stall and painted 4 commissions. Towards the end of year 3, I moved my business into a new studio in our new house and started working on new commissions.

Currently

Dividing my time between painting a commission and designing new collections, I am prepping for the market next month!

While I mostly focus on painting commissions and designing collections for sale, I have been doing some photography work on the side – I have had amazing opportunities in the past, such as photographing the wedding in France, behind the scenes fashion shoot and charity night events. As a keen photographer, I hope to have more opportunities like these in the future!

Lastly, I’d like to say a massive thank you to my family, boyfriend, friends, customers, readers and supporters for your much appreciated support during my three year journey, which means so much to me that I feel like I could thank you forever!

If you enjoy my illustrations, please consider supporting what I do!

14 comments on “Katrina Sophia Is 3!

    1. Katrina Post author

      Heidi, thank you so much for always supporting me and making me smile. I am really grateful for this!

  1. Fiona

    Super congrats! You’ve achieved so many things with the future being so bright! Here’s to the next year or 10 of blogging and business and creativity!

    Reply
    1. Katrina Post author

      Thanks so much Fee! Your lovely words and encouragement past these years has been amazing, thank you.

  2. Pingback: Katrina Sophia Is 4! - Katrina Sophia

  3. Pingback: Reflecting on 2015 - Katrina Sophia

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.