Monday, February 9, 2009
I've added a third shop over on ArtFire and am slowly populatiing it. Three shops is a lot to handle since every venue has a different social and graphical structure. I am so spoiled by being a part of both the CCCOE and EtsyIrish forum threads where we know each other well. There's nothing comparably active that I've found on either ArtFire or 1000Markets, although ArtFire's chat function might be more dynamic...
On another note, I was looking through the hearts on my Etsy shop tonight and discovered a new seller. One of the things I like about selling online is that you've got all sorts of regional marketplaces all subsumed in this international venue. The midwestern crafter in the U.S. side by side with someone in Thailand or Sinagpore. New York and Minnesota, California and Tennessee, Louisiana and Ohio. Different crafts, different trends, different histories, different stories. All ages, men and women, children, collectors, crafters, craftspeople and artists, pragmatic and profane.