Etsy finds: Persian Garden August 04 2010
One of the biggest problems of a designer, without a doubt, is the difficult to find a place where they can display and sell its works, so a large number of people could get to know or find them.
When the Etsy site was launched in 2005, certainly it opened doors for thousands of professionals. I know that a lot of people have already had contact with it, but at the same time I realize that many others haven't yet. Etsy ended up being a huge community, where people who make and value handmade items use it not only to sell but also to buy products, but I feel it still lacks advertisement that is more global, so people that are not directly envolved in that creative environment can get to know the service and realize how much they can take advantage of this great and very well organized tool.
This worldwide e-commerce portal offers handmade and vintage items as well arts and crafts supplies. The payment system is very simple and it depends on each seller, but the great majority accept Paypal, a fast and safe way to make any kind of payment.
Taking in consideration my great admiration for Etsy, and gratitude for it to exist (!), soon I'll launch my own online shop and, as well as in the crafts fairs that I love to participate, all of you will be able to always check over the new products that I'll create.
Although I'm structuring my new store just now, I didn't start to use it recently: I visit the website almost everyday (and many times during the day, sometimes lol) to get to know the wonderful artworks from excelent artists, that are posted every day. You'll always find new things, every second!
In one of my visits, I was so lucky to find Persian Garden, the online shop of Afi, an extraordinary artist that makes amazing illustrations. When the order arrived at home, flawlessly wrapped, I felt the pleasant sensation that nothing could be as perfect for my living room as that!
And also this one:
In this photo: Where the sun is shining (purple)
It really worths it to check this designer's work that is inspired, in a very delicate way, by the Persian art and culture.
See you soon!