I’m on Etsy!

Hello People!  If I haven’t posted any artwork lately, it is because I have spent the last few days researching and setting up an Etsy shop!  I thought I would take advantage of the lull in not having any contract work to set everything up.  It has taken me two days to upload everything and I am still not finished!  It is just like going to work!

Here is the link to my shop.  I would be really grateful if you could visit and maybe suggest ways that it could be improved, etc.  All feedback is good.  I still have a bit more to do and will hopefully be finished tomorrow.

I will let you in on a little secret.  A part of me doesn’t really think I am good enough and is why I have resisted doing anything with my art except share it here on the blog.  There, I said what many of you think.  I think it is difficult because I haven’t been doing ‘it’ for very long and am still learning.  It is also so personal.  At what point do we say, let’s give it a shot?  Well, this is my point.  As my husband says, I ‘invested’ so much money and time on supplies, books, etc., I should try and get some of it back.  For me, it was never about the money.  I actually enjoy what I do and put so much of myself and time into it that I would like to share what I have done with others.  I am also running out of room in my little house to store everything!

So, I put it out there to the Universe and said that I would like to try and sell some of my work.  And then I put it out there and asked if I could let go of wanting control and wanting approval (a bit of Sedona Method).  Once I did all that, I decided to take the plunge.  It is a little scary putting yourself and your creations out there.  As I read recently, one should for paint for one’s self and not for others, and that is what I normally tend to do.  Some people might like what I do, and some won’t.  No wonder artists of any kind have such angst.  This is not a good state of mind to be in, especially if one is normally a confident and very capable human being.

So thank you for stopping by and please visit my shop if you are so inclined.  I already have one admirer!




Etsy? Yes or No?

Hello people!  I was thinking that I might actually try and sell some of my work and was wondering if Etsy would be a good place to start selling my small pieces.  Does anyone use Etsy?  If so, what do you think about it?  I am also open to other ideas.  Thanks a bunch.