Art prints of Lorenzo Ross’ work are for sale on Etsy.com. But wait, what is Etsy? While Etsy is a hugely popular site, I believe it has a lot of room for growth in the future. Etsy.com is like eBay for all forms of handmade art, sold directly by the artist, but much more. Etsy’s fees for the artist are much lower than eBay, and furthermore they send adorable, encouraging emails to the Etsy “shop owners” to help the artists grow in areas like pricing, promotion, product photos, the psychology of sales, etc. After all, just because you are creative and make a lovely product doesn’t mean you know anything about business. Add that to the fact that Etsy is all about handmade, and it is a huge forum for shoppers who want something quirky and unique. Etsy has a convenient search engine with easy viewing and buying, and the feel-good factor of communicating with and buying directly from the artist.
So as you see I could go on and on about Etsy, but we’ll save that for other blog entries. So how can you begin to use Etsy? You could follow this link to our PsychicUnicorns Etsy shop my husband and I have http://www.etsy.com/shop/psychicunicorns
While original paintings of Lorenzo’s cost hundreds of dollars, our prints with paper size 8.5″ x 11″ are $18.00. Lorenzo will be doing a big range of styles in the future, so stay tuned. While we can never constrain Lorenzo’s inspiration, upcoming art themes may or may not include diverse images of women, lions, cupcakes, cats and dogs, Obama, and yes perhaps even unicorns.
Feel free also to check out other art on Etsy. There is a staggering range of art, as I said. For example I love peacock feathers, and I have enjoyed searching for all the art that comes up when I search for peacock on Etsy. You can just browse, or make your own Etsy account as an artist or as a shopper. With your own Etsy account, you can choose an entire shop or an individual art piece as your “favorite.” This helps you to remember things you like and may buy later, and also helps the artist because it increases their exposure to other shoppers, and validates they have a fan base.
Etsy itself will be just one of the many topics I cover on this Mon, Wed, Fri blog. Future etsy-related blog entries will include more Etsy search ideas, and features on other Etsy artists. Other blog topics I will have here are more about Lorenzo the artist, our rescue cats, our in-home dog boarding adventures, fun info about my life as a psychic, and our yummy Albany Park neighborhood, on the NW side of Chicago. In the meantime, if you have any questions at all about Etsy, feel free to contact me and I will do my best to assist you, or you can go right to the source at http://www.Etsy.com.