I've had a bit of a revelation lately that, in retrospect, probably should have been obvious. When you list an item on Etsy, you have to include a description of the item. When I wasn’t sure what else to write for a painting or print, I would often give a little background on the inspiration… Continue reading A Short Musing on Marketing
Halloween and fall paintings
The other day online, I saw a meme that said something about how we’ve all been conditioned to love summer because that’s when we had the most freedom as kids and teens, but that the season itself is actually “atrocious.” It’s really causing me to reflect on my love for summer; we’ve been lucky this… Continue reading Halloween and fall paintings
A little about my last market and some news about the next
I’ve been abysmal about updating you here, and for that I apologize. The good news is, I have a plan and a tentative schedule for future updates, so with any luck I’ll have a lot more to share from here on out! My market schedule is starting to fill up, which means I’ll have more… Continue reading A little about my last market and some news about the next
A Very Flowery Spring + Prep for Two Summer Markets!
I don’t know how it’s June already, but here we are. My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary on June 6th (though we’ve been together much, much longer than that). The lilac bush that was a wedding present bloomed for the first time in our yard, and the peonies I planted when we… Continue reading A Very Flowery Spring + Prep for Two Summer Markets!
The first-ever Boneyard Arts Market: a Success!
This past Saturday (April 2) was a momentous occasion: my first in-person market of 2022 and the first-ever Boneyard Arts Market (BAM). The Market was part of the Boneyard Arts Festival, which is a multi-day festival throughout Champaign County, and organized by the same team that did Mistletoe Market. Me at my booth, as taken… Continue reading The first-ever Boneyard Arts Market: a Success!
Fairy Tree Studios on social media, plus the first market of 2022!
I know my last post talked about how I'd had such a good time staying off my social media, but I can admit that it has its advantages, especially when it comes to connecting with others. As I start to get more involved in our local arts community (finally!), it's important to have more ways… Continue reading Fairy Tree Studios on social media, plus the first market of 2022!
Fairy Tree Studios 2022 News + Updates
Hello, everyone, and happy 2022! I know you probably couldn't tell from my lack of updates here lately, but the year has been off to a really good start for Fairy Tree Studios. I had some much-needed downtime (and mostly managed to not feel guilty about not being "productive") for the first half of January,… Continue reading Fairy Tree Studios 2022 News + Updates
Bonus Market #3: Mistletoe Market in Champaign
Thanks to a fortunate turn of events, I got to take Fairy Tree Studios to one last market this year, this time in downtown Champaign. I think I mentioned before that one of my work colleagues is also one of the market's organizers; she offered to share her booth with me if I manned the… Continue reading Bonus Market #3: Mistletoe Market in Champaign
Mistletoe Market and my end-of-the-year projects
For those of you keeping up on the news from my last post, I am happy to report that the Mistletoe Market was a great success. It was well-organized, well-attended, and I made many sales. My wood slice ornaments -- I was so happy with how they turned out. The week leading up to the… Continue reading Mistletoe Market and my end-of-the-year projects
Market #2 for 2021: the Mistletoe Market!
Exciting news, everyone! I was accepted as a vendor for the Mistletoe Market, coming up on December 4! I went to the market as a shopper pre-pandemic, and it was a fun and lively event with lots of interesting goodies for sale, so I'm particularly pleased that they thought I would be a good fit.… Continue reading Market #2 for 2021: the Mistletoe Market!