Monday, April 16, 2012

what happens in Columbus, Ohio stays in Columbus, Ohio

 It has been an unspeakable amount of time since I have done any mixed media collages.  Mostly because I have become a full time picker, lister and schlepper.  My days are filled with thrifting, driving, photographing, cropping, cleaning, packing, shipping, hauling, loading, unloading, listing and no time for making.  I miss it very much but, creative takes time.  I like quiet time, I need time where I don't have anything looming that I need to do asap.  The above is a cabinet card with I altered with a bird image, a little h2O colors and a white chalk pencil.  SIMPLE!  yes.  I enjoyed it very much.  I created it in a hotel room in Ohio while waiting for my friend Robbie to take a class.  She went to Artiscape, a sweet little art escape that has a bunch of classes, some shopping and a little entertaining.  It was a wonderful little getaway for me and Robbie was so generous to have me tag along.  It was a great relaxing weekend. and While I was away.....   

I was featured by etsy in this little thing called Etsy Finds...Since I left my little part time job in the middle of Feb. I have been hitting etsy hard and I have definately been selling.  Yesterday I sold 13 items!!!!! because of this little mention of my BULL ring.  Which I can say SOLD right away.  Thank you ETSY!!!  I love you!  I love being self employed and I always encourage anyone who wants to be. 
*I quit my part time job for many reasons. (disclaimer:  the folks that I worked with and for are lovely.)  I don't enjoy being employed that way anymore.  I really love working for myself and doing my own thing.  Going to work always felt like a distraction.  I finally figured this out at my age.  So, if I apply for a job or if I mention that I am going to get a job somewhere please STOP me!  Thanks in advance blog readers! 


3 comments:

Steenkbug said...

That's awesome that you have been able to find success on Etsy and work for yourself. Did it take you long to start making sales? I briefly tried selling vintage, but after 2 months of not selling anything I got discouraged. Also, I felt like I couldn't really calculate shipping until I knew where the item would be going, so I had a hard time coming up with an accurate price for that.

jenny elkins said...

steenkbug- i wish you would of left me your email so I could reply to you personally. it does take some doing to get people to notice you on etsy. i think it is listing often and having a bunch in your shop that is the key. shipping is still an issue. if you ship midwest it seems i guessed right but the westcoast gets me everytime. good luck if you decide to sell again.

Steenkbug said...

Thanks for your advice. I may get brave enough to try again!