Please Join Me at RAWards- RAW Hartford

November 13, 2012

Sunrise Daisy Snowman

I’m currently working on a new project for an organization that supports and promotes artists of all kinds-painters, singers, bands, fashion designers, hair stylists, etc.  RAW:natural born artists  will be hosting a party at the Russian Lady, 191 Ann Uccello St, Hartford, CT.  I will have a booth featuring my own artwork and I will be helping promote other Connecticut artists.  The Russian Lady is a venue that has featured artists in the past such as Train, and Adam Lambert.

There will be an ugliest sweater contest, several local hand-picked bands by RAW, art displays, food trucks, all types of artists, and lots of people 🙂  If you want to buy tickets to see my exhibit, please click on this link http://www.rawartists.org/janepurcell.  Tickets are only $10.00 if purchased from the site- $15.00 at the door.  I am delighted to take part in this event and hope to see as many of you as possible!

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UnderTheNumNumTree is experiencing A Little Etsy Love

May 2, 2012

a little etsy loveAs many of my followers may know, I run an online business selling art and gifts called UnderTheNumNumTree  (one word).  It’s an Etsy store that I have been nurturing for several years.  It was easy to join and open my shop, but I’ll tell you, for a newbie to computers, I had so much to learn and I knew it.  I’m self taught and I knew back then how much time it would take to learn to use and implement the tools I needed to have it functioning like a real store.  I had a Twitter account but could not understand it, and Facebook made me crawl under the covers (still does sometimes).

Needless to say, I learned enough to use these tools somewhat effectively, and many other social media as well.  Behind the scenes in my office, I learned how to take photos, scan, size, resize, and crop, along with some crafting techniques and requests for products I had not considered yet, like making wedding invitations.  This project alone taught me a few things with my Word program and printer.

It’s been a long journey, and will be longer still, because I finally feel (in my 40’s) in my gut the path I want to take.  I’ve made friends, and a few mistakes, I’ve had real lows and highs- times I’ve wanted to throw it all away, and times I’ve been proud to see how far I’ve come.  This whole experience started with one little recommendation from a friend at a craft show to give Etsy a try.  If it had been difficullt to set up a shop with them I would not have even bothered with it.  But it was very easy and encouraging to use, and even taught me a few little things in the process.

This morning I woke up to find one of my items in a friend’s blog  Limezinnias Design which flattered me tremendously, and I was due to see my shop featured in a blog designed to get the word out about some of the fine shops on Etsy.  A Little Etsy Love is a great title for what they offer, and all my experiences with them have been terrific.   I recommend them highly to any Etsy shop owner.

So, I hope others online who have had similar experiences with selling online can find encouragement in this post.  I would love to hear about them, so feel free to comment. And if you are a shopper, I recommend you check into some of the sites I have included in my blog.  Smiles!  🙂

"Kittyboo" Silhouette Details

UnderTheNumNumTree

Visit my other sites!

www.etsy.com/shop/underthenumnumtree

www.pinterest.com/janepurcell

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www.twitter.com/mjanepurcell

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