As any subscriber or occasional viewer of this blog will know I sometimes dabble in art, so I have decided to see if I can sell some on Etsy. Etsy is an e-commerce website that focuses on selling handmade art work, crafts, vintage pieces and art supplies. It is particularly popular among its users as a way of making money part time or as a sideline to a main income from a full time job. The premise is fairly simple in the fact that the seller can set up a shop and quickly start selling items, or you can simply buy items from shops on Etsy for friends and family. The pieces for sale are often individual and one of a kind, and the site offers a very wide spectrum of gifts and styles.
So I thought I’d give it a go! I’m currently jobless so I’d welcome some cash in my pocket, especially since I spend most of the time filling out application forms to no avail. Perhaps ridiculously I’ve called my ‘shop’ (1) after having many a mischievous moment with friends about how ridiculous we all are (in general- it’s the only way to approach life!).
So my shop will largely sell abstract acrylic paintings which are painted on canvas, and should sell at a reasonable price. I have had a few ideas for future paintings, including some drawings with water colour pencils, so expect to see some more styles added within a few weeks or so.
I’ll be honest, I’m still half decided on this whole venture. I am by no means a good artist, and I do worry about the quality of my work, and whether any one would want to own some of my art work. However my faith in myself has been restored slightly by knowing that a clutch of my paintings hang in my friends homes, on walls which are looked at each and every day, and yet still the paintings have not been taken down! So we shall see what this new venture brings.
Enjoy, and let me know what you think!
(1) Shop has been taken offline as I haven’t made any art for quite some time.