There is something about original pieces that seem to gives them more character. It could be the time put in to them, the idea of having something that doesn’t exist anywhere else, or simply the look and feel you just can’t get from a copy. Thanks to sites like Etsy, it’s easy to find original work from independent artists.
I’ve been doodling since before I can remember. I’ve never considered myself much of an artist, but when my girlfriend suggested that I put some drawings up on Etsy, it seemed like an idea worth trying. Etsy makes it easy enough to create your own store to sell your original artwork that there really isn’t a lot to it.
Etsy is an online service with the goal in mind of giving independent artists and crafters a place where they can sell their work online in a place where potential buyers go with the purpose in mind of purchasing original art and crafts. Etsy has a philosophy of connecting makers with potential buyers in a more personal level than you would find on a bigger commercial site such as Ebay or Amazon.
The first batch of drawings I’m putting up on the site are made with felt tip pens and 8.5″ x 11″ card stock. This may change as future batches are made available to through Etsy. Also, depending on how well these do, I may live stream me drawing them for you to big on.
The drawings are being made with the idea in mind of allowing you to hang them either vertically or horizontally, depending on your preference.
If you purchase an item from me, I will promote your Twitter username (if you have one) to the community. I would also like to see where you decide to place it, so please send me a digital photo once you receive it.
I certainly don’t consider myself an artist, though doodling is one of my life-long favorite pastimes. Etsy is a great platform for artists and other creative sorts to sell their creations to the world. They even make it easy for non-artists like me to give being an artist a shot.
Do you make art and/or crafts in your spare time? Leave a comment below and tell me about it.