My New Etsy

No April Foolishness

It has been just over a year since I opened my doors
to my Italian Girl in Georgia Etsy shop.
My first sale of one of my original paintings was shortly thereafter, and then again a month or so later I sold a group of four original paintings. I was thrilled and flattered that I was “discovered” among the thousands of Etsy artisans. Since those first sales, I have had a scattering of sales during my first year, but not exactly what I had hoped for. However, I am most appreciative of those clients.

I had been used to participating in national trade shows for many years, having a captive audience, and taking orders until I got writer’s cramp. That is not what I want to do now at all, but I do want my art and photography and design to reach more people than it does.

Earlier last week I was in three Etsy treasuries and this week I am in five ~ at the same time. It is common that my work is featured in treasuries at least once a week. It’s crazy, I know, that my art is featured so often and yet my sales are not reflective of that. I wonder if my work simply fits in with the aesthetic of the treasury that a particular curator is creating, rather than it being a sell-able item. I don’t know.

I am re-vamping my
Etsy shop and starting on April 1st, I am dropping the prices of my photographs. I have worked on getting my costs down and want to pass them on to you. The larger format photographs will always be available ~ just ask me about them ~ but now my 5” x 7” matted photographs which are in my shop are currently priced at $45 will be $30 ~ a thirty percent (30%) savings ~ starting April 1st. No fooling!

I will be stocking my shop with some more
Notes on the Go and some new Spring and summer merchandise, including more art prints and more paper products. There is still time to order for Easter, and of course end of the school year teacher’s gifts, Mother’s Day, First Holy Communion, graduation, and any other occasion. Also, any photographs or artsy stuff you have seen here or on my Flickr photostream are available, even though they may not be listed in my Etsy shop.

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Ciao amici,