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Madison, WI, United States
A few roles I take on include artist, teacher and parent. I make art, and also love to craft in paper.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

In the beginning

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.


ThePeachTree said...

Happy Etsyversary!!

And that ribbon rocks, girl! Isn't it crazy to go back and see your first sales, photographs and all that??

jess gonacha said...

isn't it amazing looking back to just one year ago? congrats on the success!

Art Kitten said...

Ribbons in general rock, but that one was a horrible velvet ribbon that didn't match the book at all. I just wanted to make it more Valentinesy by adding it...

Charming Sam said...

Ha! Isn't funny looking back at something that you thought was really good at the time? Sometimes it makes me crazy.