Sunday, December 21, 2008

tonight, I'm pleased

I talk a lot about Etsy on this blog. I love Etsy. It's made it possible for me to do something that I really, really love.

I've also talked about ShopHandmade and for awhile I had a WinkElf badge. I may not have mentioned iCraft, daWanda, ArtFire. Most recently I've been talking about 1000Markets.

And there's so much more out there! I only play around with the sites that seem like they have some promise. As much as I love Etsy, I'm also out for an audience though. As large an audience as I can get.

So while I adore Etsy, I don't want to limit myself to Etsy. The problem is, Etsy is handsdown the biggest show on the road. So I've opened shops on these other venues and . . . . nothing. It's been very sad. I've tried to be patient.

When I started on Etsy it took *weeks* to make the first sale. Three months in I was still at about thirty sales-- and feeling pretty good about it! For December so far, I'm over fifty. So you can see it's a process. It builds.

Since I've started, I've learned so much! My pictures have improved, my techniques, skills and know how has all improved. Still I've yet to break ground with these other sites. Till tonight!

Yay! I had my first sale on 1000Markets. Very cool, as it's my newest endeavor and different enough from Etsy that I'll hopefully be reaching a different market.

Then I got a lovely convo from Katrina at Moods and Appetites. You have to check this out! She's featuring my work along with famous works like Gainsborough's Blue Boy and haute couture by Oscar de la Renta. It really blows me away and you have to see it!

Wearable and art!


  1. WOOHOOO on both accounts!!!! I knew it was just a matter of time on 1000 Markets...and I know it's only the begining :) So happy for you!!!!

  2. Very cool. I've been really thinking about starting another shop myself. I like the feel of 1000 markets more than any of the others. I'm glad to hear it's paying off for you.