You’ll never know until you try

Well a did a thing this week. I’ve decided to re-open my Etsy Shop. If you don’t know, Etsy is an online marketplace where you can buy and sell merchandise. Its been a few years since I removed product from the shop. It has sat empty all this while, waiting for me to return to it. Etsy has changed a bit since I had my shop open. There is a bigger market of “drop-ship” sellers and less original items for sale. “Drop-ship” means you order from someone who then sends your purchase request to another company who produces and ships the item to you. Back in its infancy, Etsy was really against drop-ship businesses, but things change.

What I find interesting, is that there are still plenty of people, like me, who want to sell their original work online. Last year, I started making smaller pieces of art that might be easier to ship. I considered many different options for selling my work and decided putting my “smalls” online was a good way to go. This week, I took the plunge, refreshed by Etsy store and uploaded a few things. There’s more to come. I need to take some pictures, but soon you’ll start seeing my original fabric postcards and bookmarks. Everything takes time, but I’m happy to start sharing more with you.

Its always a challenge to make a decision like this. There is a lot of time invested and no guarantees that it is worth the effort. But, isn’t that like making art too? You have an idea and debate with yourself about how and when you’ll execute it. Will it turn out like you hope? Well, you’ll never know until you try.

You can visit my Etsy store here:

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