I missed my Etsyversary, I completely forgot about it, it was on January 11.
This is the first book I sold on Etsy, over a year ago. When I first opened my shop, this was the kind of photos I posted, pretty bad (not to mention that horrid ribbon!)
I felt so excited if I got a sale a week back then.
I am selling the same book (with some tweaks, of course) in my shop again. You've come a long way, baby! I am so amazed and grateful for the success I have had on Etsy, and for the growth I have had as an artist because of it. Of course I still need work, but I feel that my books and photographs have improved. I know I have taken a step backward in my fine arts, but that is partly a time issue (not having the time to work on my paintings) and that I need to focus (when I have the time) on them more. I need to get back to my roots, while experimenting in the new. But in the meantime I am happy to make books everyday.