Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a marvelous Thanksgiving holiday (for my American colleagues) and kept the family drama to a minimum! I thoroughly enjoyed mine. We went to my husband’s grandparent’s place up in Chewelah WA and ate turkey and mashed potatoes to our hearts content. I am also super thankful that this will be my first year in a LOOOOONG time not working for a retail store. Which of course, means not having to show up at work at 3 a.m. to prepare for the Black Friday shoppers. If you are a Black Friday shopper, I do hope you were especially courteous and appreciative of the employees who were so willing to offer you assistance. Do consider that they had to go to work at times so early in the morning it could be considered inhumane.
Alas, even with everything else going on, Friday is also a happy day because it’s when you get to read about about the week’s Featured Seller. Today I’m going to introduce you to Julie, an exceptionally talented Fantasy Artist. She runs FantasyFairyTaleArt, a whimsical shop filled with handmade art, dolls, and merchandise! Read her interview below to find out more.
Can you sum yourself up in 3 sentences? Give it a go!
– I love the fantasy world and it shows in my artwork. I am an animal lover, my pets are everything to me. I love reading and watching fantasy based book and shows.
Tell us about what you sell on Etsy:
– I sell original art, prints, ACEO cards, rag dolls, and merchandise. All are based on fantasy including fairies, fairy tales, whimsical bird, big eyed girls, and mermaids.
What is your favorite thing about creating/collecting?
– I love creating because I can share all my ideas that are in my head just by putting it down on paper. I collect thrift store finds including old frames, furniture, paintings, etc. I like that old used finds have a history.
Where do you find your inspiration?
– From looking at old Victorian and Renaissance art. From reading fantasy books and childhood fairy tales.
Do you have any selling tips or tricks for other Etsy sellers?
– Keep at it. I am not too experienced on Etsy, but do sell on other sites as well. I always change up my titles, descriptions, and tags. Oh a photo’s are the most important thing about selling online.
Do you have a coupon code for us?
– Holiday sale –
Thanksgiving – Cyber Monday (November 24 – November 28, 2011) – 15 % off in store –
Coupon Code HOLIDAYSALE2428
Free Shipping on all original artwork
Buy 2 prints (8×10 inches) and get 1 print (8×10 inches) free. Specify at checkout which print you would like for free.