Sunday, February 28, 2010
Don't give up on your Esty shop !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm sure there are lots of you sellers out there who at one time or another were thinking of giving up your shop or know someone who is threatening to throw in the towel.
Well my sister is one of those people. She's a self taught pencil sketch artist. Her Etsy shop is Lindasgift.etsy.com I remember ever since she was little, she would ask, "Do you want me to draw you"? And sometimes she would ask you that just so she could draw a funny picture of you. I learned to be cautious of her sisterly intentions. lol
Anyway she does have a gift of drawing what she sees especially in a picture. You can give her a picture of someone and she effortlessly sketches them out, and it's not like a 20 minute sketch artist in a mall.
It takes her a few days to get the effect that she wants. And with her being a Virgo, she's an absolute perfectionist so she keeps going back until she's happy with the outcome.
Well she opened her shop last August. She wanted to have customers send or email her a portrait type picture for her to sketch. She has 2 samples of what she can do in her shop. I know in this economy it just seems impossible for her to make any sales. So she's ready to close up shop. I keep trying to tell her to keep on going but she's close to giving up.
This picture of Pirates of the Caribbean's Jack Sparrow, aka. Johnny Dep is one of her favorites and up for sale in her shop. (She loves Johnny. Especially as a pirate) Me toooo! :D lol There's also her pregnant fairy sketch. :)
JUST REMEMBER OUT THERE IN ETSY LAND. IT'S NOT YOU, MOST LIKELY IT'S THE ECONOMY!! DON'T GIVE UP. KEEP ON TRYING. RUN THREADS IN THE FORUMS. WORK ON A FAN PAGE AND BLOG. KEEP TWITTERING. MAKE YOURSELF KNOWN :D :D *** I wish you all the gift of hope and good luck**** :) ****Stop by Linda's shop at Lindasgift.etsy.com :)