If you feel comfortable, tell us about the struggles you have had either as an artist, or in the process of creating your work, and how you overcame them.

I am new to sharing and being interested in selling my art. There is a lot to learn about, and I am going at my own pace, so I can responsibly do this. I have a lot of positive feedback that I am grateful for. I am putting my name and reputation out on the line here. I have won awards that I never thought I had a chance at winning. The high pressure I have and was not ready to sell. I am ok where I am at with this whole process. It is not a priority I have at this point, but trying to maintain my dignity and maybe grace while I test out these waters will be alright.

What is your weekly process?

Every day I read and reply to emails. I get a clear head and pick an app on my phone or Chromebook and begin to create. I spend most of the day and night flipping between apps to get the desired color or effect I am looking for. I usually have five or more versions of the one I will go public with. If it’s a good day, I can be working on as many as three or four projects at once. Just got to trust your gut and go with it. My sleeping hours are all over the place. When I feel like I’m about to finish one piece, I do not want to quit. I list the finished work on my website and social media accounts. Wake up tomorrow and take a break or start all over again.

What was it that convinced you to join ARTDEX?

I was impressed with the design and useful platform ARTDEX offers. If memory serves me correctly, I searched what the best-rated Artbased websites were. ARTDEX was in the top ten, and I am happy that I joined.

To learn more, please visit Erika Litteral’s ARTDEX Profile.

“Art is a part of the healing process for me. I am somewhat shy, and being able to express myself without talking is lovely. I have so much that I do not let the public see. One day at a time. One problem at a time. I know that some can journal and get that emotion out and on typed or written down. I can understand the process of letting go or celebrating with creating.”

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