Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Things I'd Like to Do

When I get in a creative slump, I go here, Etsy.com. My cousin Jill suggested I check it out, and I am so glad she did. She thought I could sell some of my work on this site, more of that below.

Etsy is like eBay, but with creative people. Think of it as a really cool artsy craft show where you never have to linger at a table you aren't interested in just to make the artist feel good. There are some really talented people out there, with some really cool amazing stuff. Love This and These. You can also get supplies, buttons, fabric, patterns, jewelry findings, etc. I would encourage you all to go here to look for a gift for that person that doesn't really fit the department store mold. You will also find some interesting blogs in here by clicking on the seller information.

On to the part about selling my work on Etsy. I want to. I even set up a username and password. But that is as far as I have gotten. I think time is the number one reason. As soon as I think I have time to make fun stuff for the etsy shop, I get sidetracked. I am reluctant to state it here, but I fully intend to have at least 10 items for sale by October 1st, 2008. There, I said it. October is a good time, mainly for the holiday shopping folks and it gives me a decent amount of time to figure out what I think I could sell. Since I have set up the account with our company, Wash My Cloth, soaps and wash towels will certainly be available, but I think for my own development as an artist, I need something a little more creative. There isn't all that much weaving on Etsy, and the little weaving they have is lovely, but pricey.

One of my 'hats' at work is to sell our services and one of our main points is to set goals, perform tasks then revisit those goals to see that we have accomplished, and if not, how do we change our plans and process to meet those goals.

Etsy is my goal.

And I will revisit this.


Meredith said...

You go GIRL!

lisa said...

You can do it Weaver Girl Guz!