Hello beautiful people!
Here are some happy updates from Feb-so-far...
I designed an ad for my shop that went up on craftcult.com all of last week;
a very popular place for almost all Etsians to hang out,
browse through interesting picks,
check the heart-o-matic
and even promote their items!
The shop sales crossed 100 in Feb and, that too, in my birthday week !
The shop-hearts crossed 250 and the blog now has
192 lovely readers who follow the posts.
I have been slightly laid back (to put it mildly) in 2008-09
so far as the listings were concerned.
That is not a bad thing considering the fact that I focussed more on the painting,
slightly more than the shop make-over, promotion and stuff like that.
So far as tending to my shop goes, all that will change this year
...the new banner and new listings are only a part of that change-for-the-better.
I love operating through Etsy for of many reasons,
one of them being a format and some unique features
that are so helpful for the buyers as well as the sellers.
The option of leaving a feedback on a shop being one of them.
A great way to learn how your clients feel about your product
and a great reference point for future prospective collectors.
If you are an Etsian, I would highly recommend making full use of this feature;
it is the best way you can encourage a seller, thank a buyer,
highlight the positives and even upload an appreciation photo!!
I love to see photos of my artwork from
the homes and creative spaces of my wonderful collectors
and I want to thank all of you who have been so kind as to share with me the same.
Recently, I received this photograph in my Etsy mail:
I love the way the print had been matted and mounted.
I could not resist requesting Judy, the collector,
to send a snap of her with the framed print if possible.
In this photo: Judy with her grand-children and the framed 'Naani's Lullaby print.
I was really touched when I saw your photo Judy,
there is so much love in this capture.
I felt really bad for having given you the trouble,
for any inconvenience that this may have caused,
but I can't tell you how much I will treasure this.
Thank you for your love and kindness.
Now, as promised in my previous post, I have a give-away for you my readers!
It is a print of my 'Lalita Sundari' painting on A4 archival paper
(watermarks will not appear on the print)!
To enter the draw, enter your name and a comment after this post.
You have time until next Sunday, 28 Feb, 8 pm Geneva time, best of luck!
I will announce the winner, take your address and ship this print out soon after!
Thank you for all the birthday wishes!
***Comments are now closed , I'll announce the winner later today***