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Etsy Fave

In art, books, collage, etsy, feature, journal, seller, selling, sketching, store on April 10, 2008 at 5:13 pm

I haven’t featured an Etsy store in a while and I found this great store yesterday. Somavenus has these funky journals or sketch books, covered with colorful collages and abstract art. I love it!!

One of my favorite things about this store is that they use their original photography to decorate the covers of the journals, not all of them, but some. And great prices! $30 bucks for a freaking cool journal. I think it’s a great idea for a present for a teen, they’re always so hard to buy for I find.

Tryin’ out the Gocco

In art, etsy, gocco, green, herbs, items, leaves, notebook, painting, printer, seller, selling, sells on April 3, 2008 at 12:00 am

This first one is my number 1 attempt at printing on the Gocco. It’s not bad, but there’s dots of carbon around the actual image from the photocopy I used. Oh well, you live and learn.

I learned from the Gocco-How-To link I posted a couple days ago, that you can save your screens and ink by putting them in plastic and in then in the fridge (just like you can with paint rollers!). So I did that with both of these screens and I’ll be using them again tonight.

These are my second attempts at Gocco printing. I had printed an image of these leaves but they came out super small so I printed several more, cut them out and placed them individually on a piece of white paper. I then imprinted them into the screen. I’m not sure if others do it this way, but it worked. The only thing I would suggest is that you somehow stick the separate images onto the plain paper. Some of the leaves burned to the screen and I was afraid of taking them off. I did, and it was fine, but I’m sure there was a chance of me making a hole in it. Don’t want that!

I made three 4 x 6″ cards, three 4 x 5″ cards as well as a 30 page note book. All on one screen with one round of ink on it. And there’s still more to use! I’m not sure how much further the ink will go, but it seems like there’s a lot left on there!

I don’t know if I’ll keep these for myself yet, or sell them on Etsy…we’ll have to see!

Once I build up my “stock” on these types of items, I’ll be listing them on Etsy.


Art

In art, graffiti, painted, painting, spray, train, trains on March 29, 2008 at 10:52 pm

I meant to post this picture in my last post but couldn’t find it. This piece is my favorite so far, it’s awesome. There are no words to describe it other than awesome! (:

Graffiti

In art, graffiti, painting, spray, train on March 28, 2008 at 3:48 pm

I have a weird interest in graffiti. Well, I think it’s completely normal, but my husband thinks it’s strange (: I don’t know what it is, but something about it just catches my attention. I love it! It’s true art work…too bad someone had to vandalize a piece of property to make it (most of the time), but it’s still art.

Every summer I go out to the train depot and walk up and down the tracks, finding pieces that I like. If we go on a trip, I’m constantly scanning the trains and making my hubby stop so I can take some pictures. I love building to my photo collection.

Last summer I was taking my dog for a walk along the tracks. I didn’t feel like walking down to the end of the train but Piper needed a better walk so I dragged myself down there. I was so glad I did! The second picture here is of the graffiti I found. Amazing!!

Ps: You can see more pictures on my Flickr page!

Promotion and Store Exposure

In art, bags, crafts, etsy, green, marketing, poppytalk, promote, sellers, store, stores market, table on March 11, 2008 at 4:37 pm

Do you ever get into that mood where you want to write something profound? I get like that every now and then. Now is one of those times. But there’s nothing amazing to write, not yet anyways. Maybe something will come to me in a bit.

Ok, while there’s nothing profound to write about there IS something exciting!!

After I posted about the Poppytalk Market the other day, I mentioned it to my husband. The cost of it was a bit of an issue. In the long run, it’s a great deal, but at the moment, it’s a bit too much for us. I decided to wait for a few months to sign up for the market, to help our bank account out a bit.

We didn’t have to coach ball hockey last night (spring break for the kids) so I was cruising on the net and noticed I had received a convo on Etsy. Christy, this amazing artist, had written me asking if I had booked my table for Popptalk yet. She went on to say that we could split the costs and book one together. Brilliant!!

So that’s what we’re doing. Half the money, double the exposure. I’m so excited!!

In art, buttons, cards, etsy, flickr, mirrors, seller, store, stores on February 13, 2008 at 5:18 am

I was cruisin’ through Flickr, just minding my own business..well actually no, I was minding other peoples business because that’s what you DO on Flickr…and I came across this great profile and set of pictures by Art4Friends. There was a link to their Etsy store so I clicked and checked that out too. The art in this shop is so amazing!! Everything is funky-modern. There’s cards, there’s mirrors, there’s buttons…go look! You’ll be impressed!

Oh, and I’ve also added another creature to my Etsy store (: Vincent is up for sale!