Saturday, May 17, 2014

New Work, Recent Etsy Sold Items & My Perspective, Etc.

11x17 acrylic & mixed media on canvas
Hebrews 13:2

This past week I completed a small painting, with Hebrews 13:2 as inspriation. It is done using simple imagery of a starry night sky, a few house shapes and suggestions of rocks, canyons, etc. that make up the terrain around my city. It is painted in black, ochre, metallic gold and sliver, and white. Painting is a nice way to relax and get in "the zone."

I also wanted to show you some items I've sold on Etsy recently...for those of you who are considering opening an Etsy shop - do it. 

Vintage White Classical Planter - Formalities by Baum Bros.

Especially if you frequent thrift stores.It is an easy way to find good homes for cool things you see but don't choose to use in your own home. 

Handmade White Stoneware Face-Goblet

You know...the things you see and think, "How cool!" 

RESERVED FOR MONEYGIRL - Green Vintage Tin Trays - set of two

You grab them, put them in your cart, knowing they don't "go" anywhere in your home, but you love them anyway. 

Rare Vintage Brass Wire Candle Holders in Original Package - Vaughan

You don't like the idea of leaving them on the shelf, unloved, un-appreciated. You KNOW they belong somewhere better. In a nice loving home where they will be highlighted and possibly given a place of honor. 

Interplay Fine China by Iriquois - Russel Wright Fleur De Lis

Maybe you have some things just like them already, and you love them, but don't need them.

Vintage White Deco Trumpet Vase

 But you know SOMEONE is looking for one just like this. 

Cottage Chic White Wooden Carrier

Because it's just plain cool. And it's vintage.

Vintage Metal Bud Vase from England

 They don't make them like this anymore.

Vintage Green Ceramic Bottle - Valodi Kisusti

You see them in magazines and you recognize their "cool factor." So you grab them, knowing it's a tad risky.

Vintage Green Goblets - Thumbprint Pattern (Set of 6)

You might even wish you had more room, or even another garage, so you could keep this in case you change your style sometime...stranger things have happened.

Vintage McCoy - Light Blue Hand Vase

Then you realize that's silly. If your style changes, there will be more cool stuff out there. So you decide to list it. 

If you create your own items, it is a great way to find more customers than yourself. :)

Handmade Earrings - Industrial Chic Assemblage of Recycled and Mixed Metals

I can't say there's a down side to Etsy. For me, the hardest part is to estimate shipping when you LIST an item. I've tried calculating a faraway place, and still sometimes I end up eating a portion of the postage. Still, it is a positive experience for me, and I plan to keep doing it. 

Word for the Day:

Hebrews 13:2

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertainedangels unawares. 

Possibly Linking With:
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Audrey said...

Hi Revi ... looks like your sales have been good. I should list some things, but just so hard to take the first step. I hate to set a price ... I like auctions. I listed a few things on eBay this year after quitting for a couple of years. Just listing things I know are worth a lot more than in a garage sale. Just lost interest and fees are too high.
Have a great week-end.
Audrey Z.

farmhouse-story said...

great info, revi:) on your last post i forgot to ask--did you just have a birthday? if so, i hope it was great!