Etsy.... well many would call it quite addictive, and I cant disagree. The more involved I become in selling my hand painted silk scarves in my shop The Silk Moon on Etsy the more addicted to it's wondrous land I become. I am fortunate in that I am a stay at home mom and therefore have time to create art and time to spend trying to sell it on a site as vast as Etsy. At this very moment there are 13,132,618 items for sale on Etsy. A number that increases every hour every day.
As you can imagine it isn't a piece of cake trying to get your single shop and items noticed in the vast expanse. I end up spending a lot of time on Etsy, making treasuries, sprucing up my shop, making friends. Yes I do make some wonderful friends on Etsy.... granted I may not really know them, but it's a wonderful community of people supporting each other and having fun.
There are so many fantastically beautiful, strange, fun and wondrous things I come across on a daily basis, and my hope is to share some of those with you, as well as some of my own art and new pieces that I have for sale!
My newest creation is the hand painted silk circle scarf. Circle scarves are really awesome since you just loop it around your neck a few times and voila! You are ready to hit the town, without the ends of a scarf that may get in the way when your getting the baby out of the car seat. My life is all about simplicity these days, with an 8 month old baby, I go for what makes things run smoothly. Here's an example of one of my new scarves with the always lovely Kelsey modeling for me. Peacock Scarf
Kelsey is wearing a Traditional Turks Head Sailor Bracelet made by one of my Etsy Friends The Jetty.... Check out her wonderful shop for ocean inspired crafts, t shirts, jewelry and sea glass.
Here is one of her whale t shirts printed on organic cotton, got to love it!
One of my favorite Etsy photographers happens to live in Sebastopol right around the corner from me. Her name is Lupen and this is her shop: Honeytree
Such gorgeous photography, seriously check it out!
So much more to come!!