It's with immense joy and gratitude that we announce the exciting expansion of The Artist Life! Thanks to the unwavering support of our incredible customers, our three-year-old venture has grown beyond our wildest dreams. In the midst of a global pandemic, we embarked on a journey to create an artistic haven that embraced a lifestyle we cherished - The Artist Life. Now, we're thrilled to share the inspiring story of our evolution from a simple living room setup to our own bustling warehouse, and how this transformation benefits our cherished artist community.
Three years ago, during a time of uncertainty and change, The Artist Life was born from our shared vision. Our mission was to curate a collection of art supplies, artist accessories, stylish smocks and aprons, unique art-centric jewelry, and creative gifts that we adored. We wanted to offer a place where fellow artists and art enthusiasts could find not just products, but a whole artist lifestyle experience.
Our journey began with a humble e-commerce site, created with passion and love for art. As time passed, our mission expanded beyond selling products; we set out to foster a vibrant artist community. We wanted to connect artists from around the world, giving them a platform to showcase their work and share their stories.
One of our proudest achievements is the Artist of the Month program. Each month, we feature a talented artist in our newsletter and across our social media platforms. We take great pleasure in sharing the unique narratives, inspiration, and creative processes of these artists. It's our way of celebrating their talent and fostering connections within the community.
Our journey didn't stop at our living room; we graduated to the garage and, now, we have our very own warehouse. With a dedicated team of shipping specialists, we've taken our commitment to the next level. For our cherished artist life community, this expansion translates into lightning-fast order fulfillment and a revamped shipping experience.
We're also excited to share that our improved infrastructure allows us to offer our customers more competitive shipping rates. As a way of showing our appreciation for your continued support, we've decided to pass on the savings to you. We believe in nurturing the creativity within every artist, and affordable shipping is just another way we can contribute to your artistic journey.
Of course, as with any significant transformation, there were some bumps along the way. Over the past two weeks, our website faced some adjustments, which unfortunately led to a brief period of downtime. We sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. Your loyalty and support have been the driving force behind our growth, and we're grateful for your resilience and commitment to The Artist Life.
In conclusion, The Artist Life is more than just an online store; it's a shared dream and a thriving artistic community. We are excited about the new chapter in our journey, made possible by you, our loyal customers and fellow artists. Your support has allowed us to grow, and we promise to continue nurturing creativity, sharing stories, and providing top-notch products and services for artists worldwide.
With immense gratitude and enthusiasm,
(Artwork in photo courtesy of past Featured Artist, Ellen Rosenthal. She so kindly sent us the original handmade block print of the Hamsa, a protective symbol. Find out more about Ellen from our June Blog.)