Friday, November 20, 2009

A new adventure

Last year I had moved my studio space back into my home. It is great to stay in my house clothes all day but I am running out of space.

So, I mulled it over and decided to go look again. Change can be scary at times. It is easy to keep your same routine. Well, the other day I got an email from a woman who has a large studio space and sublets parts of it out. She had 200 square feet for rent.

The space includes internet access, utilities, has a shower and a kitchen. It also provides a small show case to sell from. Every 2nd Friday she has a art opening too.

So, I took it! I will be around cool woman each day and no longer isolated in my house with only the post man to say hi too! LOL

One of the artist is a Native American fabric artist and the other is a seamstress who makes hipster skirts.

I will post photos when I move in. My move in date is December 15th.

This necklace can be seen in my Etsy shopRomantic Citrus necklace

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Thanksgiving vacation

This beautiful fall photo is from my dad's Etsy shop Carolina Prints

I am on my way to Raleigh to celebrate Thanksgiving with the family. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I just love the warmth of family and sitting around the table laughing and eating good food.

I decided I will close my Big Cartel shop while I am gone and keep Etsy open. I hope this all runs smoothly. A young mom is on call to help me with shipping if I return home overwhelmed.

So, all my friends have a wonderful holiday and eat an extra piece of pie for me! LOL

Friday, November 6, 2009

Artists Exposed by Vicki Diane

Vicki Diane is a fellow Etsy artist from Spain. She grabs Etsy treasuries and features other artist on Etsy. What a great idea and generous of Vicki to spend her time doing this.

Vicki messaged me and asked for a photo of me wearing a piece of jewelry be added to one of my listing. I was completely honored and freaked out! LOL I hate my picture taken. When I was young I was a ham...but then with years adding on and weight I felt like a ham!

So, I think I captured the right angle to hide my double chin and baggy eyes. And I was having a good hair day too.

I am going to go see my family for the Thanksgiving holiday and had hoped to lose some weight but didn't. I know it doesn't matter to them at all. So, I am going to enlarge this photo and walk around behind it! hehe

Here is a link to visit Vicki Diane Designs A big thanks to you Miss Vicki!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Building links with Craftgawker

Building links to your online store is the best way to improve your Google page ranking. I learn so much valuable information reading the Etsy forums.

One day I saw a thread about a site called Craftgawker.

"craftgawker is a gallery where anyone can showcase their art, crafting and photography skills. It's a place for you to discover new artists and handmade goods to inspire your own creations. Anyone can submit pictures, if they follow our simple site rules..."

There rules are pretty basic. It must be your photo and a well balanced composition.

It is a visually stunning site to visit. I am always thrilled to see my favorite Etsy sellers items there!

Here is link to what I have submitted so far. Gypsy Moon's items

Have fun viewing the site and hope to see you there too!
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