I have used art for creative and therapeutic purposes all my life. I sold a few digital creations about 12 years ago, but I had become more focused on college and full-time employment, so I put digital art on the backburner for a long time.
In February 2021, I spotted a YouTube video explaining how to start an online Etsy business. It involved using your creativity and digital art skills to design products. I loved the idea of revisiting my love of digital art, using more current technology.
I consider Happy Merchant Design a space where I can connect with people by creating things that speak to them. After the events of 2020, I find it more important than ever to do this, and I hope that sharing my story might help other artists feel inspired to rediscover their own passions.