Monday, October 5, 2015

Just what's new and current in my Etsy shop

I haven't made an Etsy Mini in forever! I'm just a couple of sales away from 100 :-)

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Made in Canada Etsy Show

It's been a few days and I am still exhausted from the Etsy Made in Canada show on September 26th. The sheer amount of preparation that went into the show was itself exhausting, from my trusty printer breaking down in August to a supply shipment that was lost in the mail. I was afraid of not having enough inventory and started getting up early in the mornings to cut paper, trim magnets and print design sheets. Nine to do lists kept me on track :)
It was worth it though as customers were lining up outside bright and early to get in! I have only seen that kind of enthusiasm at the comic expo. The time to wait in line varied from 20 to 60 minutes...when I managed to sneak away for a bathroom break, the line was still winding through Golden Acres Garden Sentre and out the door. I wasn't able to get a picture of my table either because I could just not get in front of it :)
Speaking of Golden Acres, the staff were so helpful to the vendors. It was a unique location and bedecked with orange Etsy flags. It rained in the morning, though, and drips happened throughout the day. That's why I plastic wrap fact just after a staffer gave me a flower pot to catch the water and joked about it with a customer, someone had a coffee spill :D Sales were really good and steady and a lot of old customers stopped by. Four people used Square, which was pretty amazing too! I was also able to test out a new foam board display that worked like a charm!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

If I'm more quiet than usual...'s just that I'm super busy getting ready for the Etsy Made in Canada Show :-) It's almost a month away!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Now You Can All Say...

You know an award winning artist ;-) My last minute idea for the Papercraft and Calligraphy section at the Calgary Stampede Western Lifestyles showcase really paid off - literally! My second place section win came with a cash prize. This is the best photo I have been able to get of this picture, which is called Three by Three. It's three layers of paper that features three different animals in three different environment in three feathers. Whew! The idea came to me around the end of May and then thankfully my friend at Sketch Art Supplies had ample time to frame it :-)

Saturday, June 27, 2015

WIth a Snip Snip Here and a Snip Snip There...

I have been doing a lot of papercuts lately, and I have a super special one that I can show off in mid-July...but here's one that I also had to be patient sharing. It was a gift that went all the way to Australia for an online friend. Definitely one of the finer papercuts that I have made to date.

Hello Polly

DevArt ::: Etsy ::: Flickr ::: Zazzle :::

Monday, May 18, 2015

Updating This, That

I finally had some catch up time yesterday and today to make some changes across social media (including renaming my Etsy shop to PurplePonyArt). I even managed to list something new on Etsy.

 I made a few mini colouring books from my recent pony drawings to sell at the Calgary Expo. Half of them sold (including the display copy that someone stole...ah well!). This letter sized version has ten pictures of ponies, unicorns and pegasus to colour. You can purchase it as an instant download on Etsy or, if you don't want to create an account and have more patience, on Artfire.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Easter Rabbit Papercut Card

I have been rushing around madly getting things ready for my Artist Alley table at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo, April 16-19. You might say I have been bouncing off the walls :-D Fortunately this rabbit brought me back down to earth. This papercut card has pink details added with marker, on top of layers of tissue paper. I found some fab new adhesive squares that show up invisible on vellum and tissue paper. Have a lovely Easter weekend friends!