Gift Ideas: Dorset Etsy Team Christmas Fair

Dorset Etsy Team Christmas Fair was held on Saturday the 5th of December at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne. I looked forward to taking part in it because I heard it was a huge success the previous year. And this year's fair was indeed spectacular with a wide variety of products that would make perfect Christmas gifts.

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Etsy Treasury Tuesday

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Here are a few more Etsy Treasuries I got featured in. Etsy Treasuries are a great way to shop on Etsy. They are collections made by Etsy Sellers themselves and includes the stuff they found when they visited other people's shops. We all love travelling and lots of us like taking something home with us ...

Have you taken part in #TreasuryTuesday ? Did you enjoy it? Let me know the treasuries you were featured in, I would love to see them. Have a look at some more Etsy Treasuries

All the very best :)

I Have Been Featured On ETSY

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Great to see several of my paintings featured in an array of beautiful treasuries on Etsy as listed below:

  • Outdoor Experience
  • Mary Mary......How Does Your Garden Grow
  • Acetsy Team-spiration
  • Petal Pop
  • Wild Thing

“A Treasury is a member-curated gallery of short-lived lists of 12 hand-picked items each (plus four alternates). It functions as a high-demand (and pretty!) promotional tool that many devoted Etsians fight to get. Members can feature their favorite items, items selected on a theme, or just however they like. The Treasury is not intended for self-promotion, but instead to acknowledge and share the many cool things for sale on Etsy.”

Be sure to check them out

Etsy Sales: 2 paintings in 2 days

[ad#ad-10]I have sold 2 works from my Etsy shop in 2 days. One to a buyer in Canada and another in the United States. It sure does feel good when I sell a work of art. Not only for the money I get to make but for the fact that someone saw my work and loved it so much as to buy it.

For someone trying to promote her art from the most disadvantaged continent on earth where the resources that come so easily to 3/4 of the worlds' population (who take it for granted) come at a great cost; both financially and physically; selling art online is indeed a feat to be very proud of. And I give God all the glory.

A lot of artists have been complaining about a drop in the number of Internet sales they have been having recently and I count myself very lucky to make a sale (sales).

My sales have been slow to come but I know they will increase over time. I understand it is not easy buying art because not only are they expensive but most times "you" the buyer is almost always confronted by the fact that you are buying from someone you have never met before.

That is one reason why I try to make myself known and I always strive to remove the impersonal nature that creating relationships over the Internet can have. I always encourage my readers and potential clients to go through my resume and biography in order to know more about me.

As an artist, the joy in creating becomes richer and fuller when someone shares in it through your work of art. I encourage you to be part of creation.

I see more and more that my work goes infinitely better when I am properly fed, and the paints are there, and the studio and all that. But have I set my heart on my work being a success? A thousand times no. I wish I could manage to make you really understand that when you give money to artists, you are yourself doing an artist's work, and that I only want my pictures to be of such a quality that you will not be too dissatisfied with your work

Vincent Van Gogh

Photo by Anthony Easton

Finding My Rhythm

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Things have been a bit slow with my blog and the number of times I post has reduced drastically...not that I've ran out of steam or content but just finding the time to post has been very difficult lately. I am pretty sure that I'll soon find my rhythm again.

One of my paintings was featured in yet another Etsy Treasury.  Do make out time to view it here. Make as many clicks as possible and your comments would be greatly appreciated.

 

Etsy Artists Of Color

I recently joined the Etsy Artists of Color (EAOC) street team and I must say it's really a great place to be. Still trying to find my footing but I know I'm going to enjoy being there.

There are lots of ways of getting in touch and connecting with fellow like minded artists and creative people. It's always pleasing to know there are many creative people around.

Etsy Treasury Lists

Today's a really wonderful day in a lot of ways. First it is Valentine's day: the day to show love. And secondly, I woke up this morning to discover 2 of my paintings are featured in 2 Etsy treasury lists. Being new to Etsy, there's so much that I do not know and "Treasuries" are some of them. But I've heard a lot about them and I know that a lot of people struggle to get one and better still many are happy when their item is featured in a treasury.

I came across this article that explained to a good extent what treasuries are all about and how one can go about getting it. At the end of the day it turned out that it actually does merit all the hype that has been placed on it. According to the article,

"A Treasury is a member-curated gallery of short-lived lists of 12 hand-picked items each (plus four alternates). It functions as a high-demand (and pretty!) promotional tool that many devoted Etsians fight to get. Members can feature their favorite items, items selected on a theme, or just however they like. The Treasury is not intended for self-promotion, but instead to acknowledge and share the many cool things for sale on Etsy."

"The Etsy Home Page rotates  many times daily and is selected from a Treasury List or curated by Admin. The Admins choose their favorite lists to feature on the front page"

It sure does feel good knowing that someone liked my work enough to put it in a treasury. And the best part of the treasury is that it is visible to the public.

Please do make out time to visit the treasuries and click on my paintings to view them. Comments about the treasury are also allowed (and would be appreciated!!). They are here