Tuesday, July 13, 2010

So That's That With That

While typing away here, thinking about the Greece vacation, trying to decide how to finish that garden painting, and overall impatience and indecision that is my usual trademark, I found out I had a few orders in my Etsy shop.  When did that happen?

A buyer purchased this set of spa cloths I knit.  They've been up on the site for quite a while.  Months ago someone bought a set, but the site's been sort of dry for some time.  I'm not sure how much I like Etsy for art.  The artists there have been complaining that there's a lot of mix ups in the search feature.  If a shopper is looking for original art, the search will include a lemon reamer among the paintings.  What's up with that?  How confusing is that to someone looking for an oil painting or a pencil drawing? 

I have a few small watercolors on Etsy, a couple of small handknit items, and the bead jewelry I've become fascinated with lately.  The paintings I've been doing this past year haven't made it to the online shop yet.  I'm ambivalent about putting them up and having them sit there.  But maybe that's the idea?  I don't know. 

So I prepared the spa cloth order and sent them out.  Yesterday I noticed I had another order for the same set of cloths.  What a thrill!  I put aside the garden watercolor for now and got busy knitting this order.  And then today I saw that a friend of my mom purchased a couple of small watercolors.  Another thrill!  Things are looking up!

Oh, and by the way, we've decided to nix the Greece vacation this year.  There's too much going on here and there to warrant knocking ourselves out to go.  Better off staying put, taking a short trip to the east end of Long Island, knitting, painting, beading, and waiting for my first grandchild to be born. (Thrill!)

So that's that with that.


  1. Congrats on the sales - and the upcoming grandchild :) xx

  2. Thank you Pat! Life is thrilling! ;-)


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