After some time off everything Etsy (and some vacation from work) I am now back – somewhat at least . Still suffering from slight jet lag from my trip to Sweden and stress over everything that is going to have to be crossed off the to-do-list this fall. It is exciting but sometimes overwhelming to think of all the must do’s..
Ok, I guess some are just want-to-do and should-do, while others are must-do…
Anyway… before vacation I was asked if I could work on some wall art for the daughters of a friend. She has both room decorated with Pottery Barn’s lovely items but was expressing the difficulty finding pieces to hang on the wall that would match the rest. So I was thrilled with the task to create something cute and worthy to be associated with the Pottery Barn bedroom sets. I started with Daisy Garden set and here is the result.
Last week I was selected by the team “Daily Dose of Handmade” to be BLITZED in Team Treasuries on Etsy. A very excited announcement that ended up in 8 treasuries that CandieInk was featured in during a week. I am truly honored and very excited to share with you the treasuries made.
What is an Etsy “Treasury”?
A treasury is a list of 16 items (or less) selected by the Treasury creator. Anyone with an Etsy login can create a Treasury. It is a great way to feature items you really like, or help other shop owners get more exposure. We are after all a community with very talented artists who supports each other reach the goals we are dreaming of.
To see the full treasuries (16 items) click the Treasury Titles and you will see how fantastic they all are 🙂 The creator of the different treasuries are also listed under the picture – click on their links to take a look at some other great shops!
I know I haven’t produced anything new in a while.. Been kind of without inspiration. But with the spring knocking on the door I feel it coming again. Been outside sipping every ray up. How about you guys?!
Here is my newest addition to my Etsy shop: A set of 2 Poppy Flower Prints. 🙂 Each print is 8×10 inches. Works wonderfully on any wall in any room. Let’s bring back some colors in our lives!
A little bit before Thanksgiving one of my husband’s good childhood friends got diagnosed with stage 4 Neroendocrine Cancer. When we first heard about it he decided to have a big beef and beer fundraiser to help him financially. So we did! We sold tickets, had people and business donate raffle baskets and we were able to gather everyone on January 5th, the first weekend after the holidays.
By then our friend’s condition had worsen, the cancer had spread… While 250 of his friends, colleagues, and part of his family was partying to gather money for his treatments he passed away… 32 years old.
One of his friends actually came up to me in the middle of the party and said “it feels like he is here with us”… little did we know that he was in fact with us then, in spirit. We all got the news later that night and as hurtful as it was I guess he picked the right day to go… while we were all there.
I never got a chance to really get to know him but through all the people I learned that he was an amazing person. “An Angel on Earth”… But most important thanks to him and everything that went down I met so many wonderful people. People I would never had met otherwise.. People I now call my friends!
Life is so, so fragile. Life can change any minute so we must LOVE while we can.
I found this quote when I was surfing the net one day and decided to make a piece to hang in our house to honor our friend and remind us of what really matters in life. After doing so I decided to list it for sale as well.. The quote is from Winston Churchill.
“We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give”
I am not a Valentine’s day celebratee.. (or whatever you would be called). I honestly think it is kind of silly that roses triple in price (if that is even enough), every restaurant is full, and that people throw around hearts everywhere… Sure it is cute and I would gladly accept a bunch of beautiful red and pink roses and have a romantic candle light dinner.. But I’ll take that any day of the year 😉 you know..
But Valentine’s day is still around the corner and it will happen no matter what I think about it. So to celebrate LOVE rather than just Valentine’s day I have some great pieces that could enlighten your home with something sweet that will last (and not ruin your new years resolution diet).
“You are Beautiful”
Is a poem I created for the importance of seeing how beautiful every individual is in themselves… Poem reads: “The ideal or perfect cannot be described in reasonable terms. The closest facsimile to perfection is not the idea, not the quantified or qualified. It is the fact that perfection is a living character. For if there is a beauty of anyone, there is a beauty of all”Get it here for $20
And on the lighter side… but still says a whole lot of how much love is thrown around in your home — almost like Pillow fight 😉 Get it here for $20
As always — get your Candie Ink Prints at Candie Ink on Etsy and don’t forget that these prints can be changes to any colors to match your decor and preferences! That is what handmade is all about!!
I haven’t experienced Christmas as an active Etsy seller until this year and it might just be a coincidence – but I have sold 3 items in a few hours 🙂 It makes me so happy that the stuff that I like someone else likes as well!!
I have sold 2 [SWEET AND] Adult Sweatshirts and 1 [SWEET AND] Long sleeve tee for girls.. It is so EXCITING!! 🙂