Grand Opening

There’s no time like the present (rather cliche I know), as I check off another calendar year, to start a new venture {of sorts}.  This year, I have decided to set up shop! Not the bricks and mortar kind (… maybe someday), but one that has just as much potential to succeed… if I treat it as such. Drum roll, please…

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 is now OPEN on ETSY!!!

This has actually been more of a challenge that I anticipated. It is one thing to post and share images here on my blog or on my website, but to sell your product, your art, yourself… in the very competitive world wide web… that takes a wee bit more planning… or so I am finding out.

Here’s a sample from my shop

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After some poking around, it wasn’t hard choosing Etsy as it offers a platform where I have control of the complete package… from creating, to printing, to the very last detail of packaging & shipping… and all my personal touches in between. I equate this to being very much like the art fests and fairs – they provide the space for me to set up a 10×10 white tent, just like all the other 10×10 white tents, and it is up to me to transform my tent into my own unique shop, make it stand out, and get people to stay a while and take a look around.  This is also one of the most enjoyable aspects of the arts fests, getting to interact with those that visit.  And this is my challenge on Etsy… accomplish this with just a one-sided conversation and written words.

So here it is start of a new calendar year, yes, my birthday, and I can’t think of a better day or way to celebrate than to announce  my


I hope you’ll check out my shop,

Til next time,