To celebrate my birthday this year I'm going to do something a little different...open an Etsy shop!
About a year ago or so my sister and I had a small concession at a vintage and artisan market in Wimborne called Toad Hall. I sold my prints, cards and other designs and she sold fashion and gifts. We did fairly well but after a while couldn't commit to it full time and so sadly we gave it up.
Since then I have been selling my work ad hoc to various customers and kind of bumbling along on the sales side, picking up commissions, doing regular illustration work for clients and pursuing my own projects. But in the last few months people have been asking me if I have an online shop and I always reply 'unfortunately, no'. I get so frustrated in my my other part time job that not more is done online as it's so quick and easy for everyone involved...I'm working very hard to bring my other work up to speed, so why haven't I just done it in my creative life? The answer is...I don't have a good answer. But all that will change, soon.
I'm biting the bullet, giving it a whirl, taking the plunge.
madebyharry will be live on Etsy on 1st June this year.
I work full time for the National Trust and love to draw outside and printmake in my spare time. I love nature, landscape and adventure be it big or small. This is a way of sharing my news about work, events and celebrations!