The first time I really got the nerve to promote and sell my paintings was during a 30 Day Challenge sponsored by Leslie Saeta in fall 2014. A fellow artist was planning to participate and she encouraged me to do so also. This involved painting every day for a month, and for someone with a day job, that was very difficult. I sometimes painted 3-5 paintings on the weekends to keep up. Every day I would post my painting on the Challenge site as well as my own Facebook page. My friends/followers really got into it and looked forward to seeing the daily painting. They encouraged me and told me what they liked about each one. I was very encouraged by all the positive feedback. I began selling some of them and that was really rewarding for me. That was when I decided to declare myself an artist and commit to entering the painting business.