Saturday, October 17, 2009

Frida's Menagerie Tray on Indie Spotting

Hi All.
Well its been busy allright. Finished Open Studios last weekend and last night I did the opening reception for the Dia de los Muertos event ALTARS FOR THE SPIRITS/OFFERINGS FOR THE LIVING at SOMARts in San Francisco. What a great experiences doing both these events. Its clear people are struggling financially but the positive nature of the crowds taught me something. I think that despite hard economic times, people want to go out, be entertained, enjoy art and spend a little money. The items I've sold more of have been magnets, earrings an occasional home accessory and handbag. Art - like paintings - is the most difficult. I have however, had more people admire the artwork I do. This leads me to believe admiration will turn into sales at a later date. For those of us that can hang on, this is doable. Its not easy but you have to become very creative in how you make your money. These are tough times but I feel very hopeful!!

So, in the meantime, I wanted to mention that my Frida's Menagerie Tray was featured on Indie Spotting. Please take a look. You can always view it on Etsy where you can even buy it if you'd like!

Here's the Indie Spotting link: http://www.myshoppingconnection.com/indiespotting/2009/index.php

and...the link to Etsy to purchase: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=32585213

Have a great weekend!

p.s. By the way....I could still use your vote. Voting on the Etsy Voter titled, "Which Dia de los Muertos item wakes the dead," closes on 10/19. My Roses and Thorns painting could use your vote!!

vote here:

THANKS and many more thanks for your vote!!!


  1. Sounds like a fund time. I agree that lower priced useful items are gonna be better sellers, especially in these times. but, I do have a coworker who recently purchased a painting on Etsy so there are people buying them too.

  2. DK, thanks for your comment. Its good to know that some people turn to etsy for higher priced items! I have some paintings in my etsy store but they are a harder sell. Time will tell!