Thursday, December 19, 2013

AlphabeThursday - E is for Etsy


I have decided that my active Etsy life has come to an end.  This has been a long and hard decision to make, because I feel as though I'll be losing a lot of dear friends.



I've been a member of Etsy since February 2008 and have sold only 46 items.  Nothing to write home about.  A lot has to do with my marketing techniques, no doubt.  I plan to keep my Etsy shop open and (of course) continue with my blog, Stroll through Storyland.

What I'll be doing with my artwork and "free" time:


1) For the coming year, I'll be joining Carla Sonheim's online class called "2014 Year of the Fairy Tale: draw, paint and play."  We will be reading and experimenting with art on paper. 

2) I've started sewing with the machine that was a holiday gift from mom.  And I'm looking forward to new creative endeavors, including sewing on paper, making gifts and sale items, and working with helpful objects for myself like curtains and quilts. 

All in all, I'm excited to find more time for activities away from the computer.  Hopefully, I'll have more time to enjoy the outdoors, even playing in my own yard once winter is over.  And I'll be blogging about all my new adventures  {:-D


I hope that if you're reading this and you are a fella BBArtisans team member, you will take the time and click on "Follow By Email" in the upper right hand corner of my blog.  In fact, everyone is welcome to receive links from me!  I still want to visit my friends and see what they're up to, but won't have the team thread as an easy link.  


Don't forget to come and visit Miss Jenny's blog "Off on my Tangent" and see what other words were chosen for the Letter E.

21 comments:

Memories for Life said...

Deb, does this mean you're leaving the team?!?
I'm happy to hear of your changes, but will be so sad to see you go!!!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Oh wow, Deb -- I wish you the best of the best! I'll be following you... heh heh....
Have fun with the online class -- it sounds great!

BeadedTail said...

I'll miss you but wish you the best! You've been a great friend so I hope we keep in touch!

Natashalh said...

Oh, noo! I'm sure it was a hard choice for you, but I understand. Your new class sounds really fun so I'll be sure to check back for updates!

Splendid Little Stars said...

sadness...and understanding. It is quite time consuming to create and then to list and promote online. It sounds like you will be engaging in "real" life activities--sewing and art. I wish you fun and great adventures!

Rose Clearfield said...

I'm so sorry that you're leaving the team, but I wish you the best with all of your creative endeavors for 2014!

Carol L McKenna said...

Wishing you every success on your path ~ thanks for visiting my blog ~ carol, xxx

Andria said...

Once you start stitching paper, you are never going to want to stop! It's the greatest! Enjoy your new endeavors.

lissa said...

I have always admire those who can make changes to their life without too much fuss. good luck with your new endeavors.

hope you have a wonderful day.

Judy Nolan said...

I, too, will be sorry to see you leave the team, but you have to do what is best for you. I know you love exploring "process." I already subscribe to your blog and will continue to follow you. Good luck to you, Deb!

Kathleen said...

Sorry you are leaving the team! You will be missed. Looks like you have a lot of fun things planned for 2014!

pasqueflower said...

I'll be following you and anxious to hear all about your new class.

Sue said...

Sounds wonderful. I look forward to it!

=)

Tracy Cook said...

i am also making changes.I sold my card making stuff and also have a new sewing machine. I have made a cushion for a gift plus making some for me
happy new year. I tried to include email to follow but would not link up

Tracy Cook said...

i am also making changes.I sold my card making stuff and also have a new sewing machine. I have made a cushion for a gift plus making some for me
happy new year. I tried to include email to follow but would not link up

Karen S. said...

Sounds like lots of fun! Enjoy!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Lots of changes and challenges for 2014♪ Have a happy merry wonderful Christmas!

fredamans said...

I love Etsy! Sorry to see you go.

Judie said...

It was so hard for me to leave my Arizona team. I wish you much happiness and success!

iHanna said...

Saw that class, it looks like it might be a lot of fun! I wish you a great 2014 with drawing and exploring!

Jenny said...

I am excited about all of your new endeavors...

As they say, "All good things must come to an end!"

Excellent post for the letter "E"!

Thanks for linking.

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