Entries in etsy sellin' (3)

Saturday
Oct192013

'Tis the season...

For those that don't know, October is my favorite month! Not only does it contain Halloween THE BEST HOLIDAY OF ALL TIME, it's usually when the weather is fall-like and beautiful, everything suddenly becomes delicious and pumpkin flavred, and many important friends and family members celebrate birthdays this month, which means lots of parties and celebrations. I LOVE YOU OCTOBER, WITH EVERY FIBER OF MY BEING.

So, in celebration of my love of the season, if you've been tracking my tumblr, I've been making a lot of fun Halloween doodles and paintings which, with the sweet coaxing of friends, I've made available as pretty greeting cards, sold individually or as a 5-pack set on my etsy!

You guys, everything here is so cute, I would not even do something like this if I didn't think you'd absolutely love it like I do. Polka-dot envelopes. Stickers. All for you to hopefully brighten someone's day this season with these little babes. All the cards are blank inside, so they could even go beyond Halloween, if you're like me and celebrate Halloween basically all year round.

Anyway, I hate promoting myself so much, but it's my obligation I suppose as a person-who-has-things-to-sell to make a post about it. Thanks always for your support of me--it's been a difficult time, as you all know, and it's been such a life-affirming thing to read all your messages of good forture and thoughts for me these past couple of months.

Much love,

Katie

Wednesday
Aug182010

Vacaaaayyyy!!!

I wanted to first start off this post by saying thank you so much to everyone who replied to my previous post about my upcoming eye surgery.  I really appreciate everybody's support!  I was just commenting on my twitter today about how I am enjoying working for myself at home, but that it does get a bit lonely sometimes, just me and Joon in the house!  Luckily, this week I've been able to get out of the house a little more, and for little to no money, even better!! Thanks to Scoutmob.com, I got to try Tom Colicchio's restaurant, and thanks to Project Runway and fantastic friends, my Thursday nights are now booked with funtimes (at least until the season is over, ahahah)! 

Saving my pennies has been particularly important this month because on Saturday I am headed to California for nine whole days!  HOLY CRAP THAT IS MORE THAN A WEEK OF VACAY, INTERNET-FRIENDS!!  I could have never taken this much time off from work if I was still at a job, and I'm so glad that I can spend time with my California-friend who lives in Sacramento and who I haven't seen in over a year!  We have plans to eat lots of bad stuff for us!  And go to many theme parks!  And spend lots of time in San Francisco!  And, and, and I am feeling very fortunate and happy at this moment, for having such great friends who actually want to hang out with me for that long a period of time!  OH HO HO, I WONDER IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'VE GOTTEN YOURSELF INTO, CALIFORNIA-FRIEND!?!

So, in between packing 2309402398423 times for this trip and getting my house in order so the people who are house-sitting for me don't think I'm a total disgusting slobberific gross-face, I have indeed been workin' my ass off.  Here's some in-progress:

 

I'm working on an iPhone app that's in development.  I'm hoping to have all the artwork shipped in the next two weeks, eek!  But, cupcakes are involved, so at least it's enjoyable!  The research part was the best. <3

 

Getting ready for my webcomic's launch in October!  I had fun making faces in my mirror and fleshing out my characters a little more!  There was never a better use for Photobooth (besides pretending you're on a rollercoaster, duh!!!).  I've realized that I've always had a hard time drawing men as opposed to the ladies.  GOOD THING MY COMIC'S MAINLY ABOUT FIVE DUDES, WHOPS. ;____;

Also, my first week and a half on etsy has been a dream come true!  I was so nervous about opening a shop and having to maintain it and just getting it UP AND RUNNING brought a lot of unexpected twists, turns,  and time commitment, but I really think I'm getting the hang of it and I've gotten many sales already!  So, thanks everybody who has been promoting my shop and me in general--I really truly appreciate it!  Working from home is a challenge, but hopefully will keep getting easier and easier as I get the hang of it.  I AM UP FOR THE CHALLENGE, INTERNET-LAND.

Anyway, just wanted to let everybody know that I'm still workin' like a fiend, and I probably won't be updating until I get back from my vacation!  I'll talk to you guys then!

 

 

 

Friday
Aug062010

Etsy Store...ACTIVATED!!!

I've been workin' like an idiot trying to get this Etsy store open, but HERE IS IT, INTERNET-FRIENDS.

 Oh, man, I had no idea how hard it is to get everything together, get photos in order, shop policies--my head is a big pile of mushy mush.  But!  I am glad to be able to provide an easy way for y'all to order prints and artwork and goods from me.  I'm a huge fan of Etsy, and I've had my account there for some time now (as a buyer) but I haven't been able to get a shop up until now.  I'll be making some more prints to sell soon--this is all a new process to me, and thank god Etsy's been more than helpful and informative with all my questions and troubles.  NOW TO SIT BACK AND WATCH THE ORDERS ROLL IN (pipedreams). 

Like it says on my Etsy site, I also am happy to do any commission work from you.  I did eight (!!!) drawings / paintings over the weekend in commissioned work, so I can work fairly quickly but promise the highest quality to my best of ability!  I use archival materials (and print on archival paper, for digital commissions).  Maybe I can draw something for you?  Feel free to contact me with any questions!  I'll probably get some sort of commissioning guidelines / pricing chart up by next blog post.  I feel like I just worked all day on this etsy thing (because...I guess I did >.<), and I need to go eat some dinner and organize my selling supplies!

An ending note--thanks again, everybody, for all the support.  IT IS LIKE LIVING A DREAM, TO HAVE THE SUPPORT OF ALL OF YOU, INTERNET-FRIENDS.  LESS THAN THREES TO YOU ALL.

ETA: JEEPERS, INTERNET-LAND.  Not 2 minutes after I pressed "post entry" I have already made my first sale on Etsy!  INTERNET, YOU ARE A FAST-MOVER!!!  Thanks, guys!!!