Thursday, January 29, 2009
I ETSY - because it's fun!
All art doesn't have to be a great masterpiece to be appreciated! Some art is just for fun. Some art is for giving. Some art is definitely for coveting.
I enjoy selling on Etsy, because it is a site of all things handmade. Why go buy a mass produced Valentine when you can get an original painting for about the same price, handled with care and shipped right to your door? Plus, guys...you hate to go to Hallmark, anyway!!
Here are some fun Valentines I painted this week. You know, as an artist, I find that artists peruse other artists, but we don't often buy from each other. I made it a point last year to reject the notion of starving artist and buy as often as I could from others in the spirit of support and mutual admiration.
I have supporters. My Mom has bought from me, although I would have gladly given her whatever she wanted. My brother has bought from me..he's the penultimate in coolness (next to my Mom).
So, what creative gods and goddesses do you have in your family who deserve a show of support? Don't be afraid. Don't just look at their work and say, "Neat!" Many of us are working artists...I don't have another day job.
Do you not have an artist in your family? If you don't, then visit Etsy and you'll soon be a fan of many very talented people who put their gifts of creativity into everything they make.
If you buy from an artist, you are helping to promote world peace, because Art and Science keep us civilized!!
Do you want to be green, reduce your carbon footprint, yada yada? You can shop locally on Etsy and instantly, you are being GREEN and supporting your local economy!! Don't let that stop you from buying from me, though....after all, I am a shameless self-promoter!
Cheers and happy hunting!
Search for these groups on Etsy, to all of whom I belong!
Team NorGA - (North Georgia Etsy team)
GaEtsy team (Georgia Etsy team)
For ACEO Art Cards:
ACETSY Team (Aceo Etsy team - these are producers of art cards, exclusively, 2.5 x 3.5")
It's your turn to be a patron of the arts!
My store: www.smellyrhino.etsy.com . Or, just look over to the right column, you'll see my store.
Posted by smellyrhinostudio at 8:40 AM
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