Monday, August 1, 2011
It's an on-line store featuring hand-made products from all over the world. I love selling my art on Etsy and I've met some wonderful people. It's fairly easy to create a shop. There are great tutorials which take you through the process. My first shop was named Zigzagarts (I thought this name gave a nod to drawing with a pencil), which I opened in Nov., 2010. I sold two paintings in the first three months, so I was happy! I began to realize, though, that it might be an advantage for me to brand my art with my own name. By the first part of 2011, I was showing my work in a local gallery and entering art competitions. I decided to change my Etsy shop name to Susie Tenzer which was a bit challenging, because Etsy doesn't allow name changes! I removed all of my items, one by one, to my new shop, leaving Zigzagarts bare. Soon after I had my first sale! In June I decided to reopen Zigzagarts with decoupage art. Now I'm the proud owner of two shops. I joined several marketing groups plus a few artists' groups and I find folks to be very supportive.