Lots and lots of behind the scenes work improving my Etsy store,
to a point that I am rather proud of.
In short, yes, I had listings, but my shop already needed an overhaul.
I had a lot of people remark that my photographs were too busy, so I picked up enough foam core board to make a shadow box, and retook all my photos on a white background, even taking the time to stage them with my packaging. (In future I think I would like to do this with all my listings.)
Spring has finally graced us with its presence, as I was even able to take photographs outside ::smiles:: Crazy how fast the weather changes here. To think this was only few days ago, and by today most of the snow has melted.
First signs of Manitoba spring
By now my first order is complete, although not without a few foibles (small issue at the printers and Etsy hung up on processing payment, mostly). All that was worth being told it was even more beautiful in person <3
Now to somehow translate ‘admirers’ into buyers. The more popular my items, the more likely Etsy will show my stuff at the top of the pile, so not a bad thing! …but sales would be sorely welcome.
Speaking of my packaging, I am so proud of myself! Although the dragon came first, I was so overtaken by the fairy that I completed this design first, with rather satisfying results.
Me! I drew that <3
How quickly I move forward depends in part on sales; I would like to randomly send out different designs, but I can’t justify the overhead of more supplies just yet.
I’ve learned about Treasuries…
These are a few of my favourite [teal] things…
Seems if I successfully show off stuff I’ve bookmarked, I can gain attention that way as well, because my name (and shop) are attached to the list. (Hey, now go and buy my friend’s yarn, ok? ;)
Not… exactly sure how to push forward from here. I started painting. I’d like to do more of it. I tried painting on stone and it’s a lot harder than it looks…
It’s a start, though, and I’ve got some ideas… clear primer for one. I’ll get the hang of it. Maybe even get back to working on paper.
I don’t know.
Truthfully, I’m quite a bit exhausted.