Friday, 26 September 2014

Closing my Etsyshop

Another week has flown by. With again not much time for art. I try to do little snippets in between, so I have a lot of half-finished projects. Managed to finish another doodle:


It has cost me a bit of night work, but I also managed to finish the wooden heart box for my daughter’s birthday. She thought I had forgotten all about it, so she was really pleased and surprised with it :-) 


Here are some more drawings for my year diary:


And now it’s almost October! Can’t believe it….. Since we are flying out on the 26th of October, the whole month will pretty much be full with packing and doing last minute stuff. So I decided to close my Etsyshop on the 1st of October. And for those last few days I have a 10% discount on everything in my shop, as long as you buy for a minimum amount of $10. So if you want to stock up on Christmas- and New Years’ cards, or some small presents (prints, mini-paintings, poetrybook) for the holidays, you better do it now, since my shop will only open up again somewhere in January. And to be honest, I’m not even sure I’ll open it again. I’m not so happy with Etsy and I will be looking into some other venues to sell my art. But that’ll be something to sort out later.

If you want to take advantage of the discount, you need to use the following couponcode: MOVE2014 (all capitals, no blank spaces). If you're not sure how to use couponcodes, you can find more information here.

Here are some examples of cards in my shop:



And some pages of my poetrybook:

 
 

And for those of you who live in the area (Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia): it’s only a few more days that my work is on show in the gallery in Redcliffe. On Tuesday I’ll be working my last day there, and will take everything that’s left home with me, to pack it all up and ready for the container. It’ll be the end of the year before I see my stuff again (hopefully!!).


Here’s this weeks’ funny ;-)

Well, that’s it for this week! Linking this as always to Paint Party Friday, the weekly blogparty! Do take a look there if you don’t know it already, there are some real treasures to see.

Thanks so much for being here, and thanks for leaving your uplifting comments :-)
I hope your day has been going well, and that your weekend will bring peace and rest (or excitement for those of you who want that). I’ll be back next week! ♥ ♥ ♥

41 comments:

  1. Your artwork is so intricate and lovely....have to say, the photo of the cat made me laugh out loud!

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  2. The heart box is incredible and will be so loved. Such a surprise. The artwork is beautiful as always.
    M.x

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  3. Your work is so beautiful, I will be curious how you proceed. I'm also not happy with Etsy. I almost never get sales and my new shop is....crickets!

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  4. Beautiful work, as always. Love the cat wit the cobwebs, might have been under my bed! Valerie

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  5. You must be so excited about your move and you have reminded me that I still haven't set up my etsy shop, it was a new year resolution of mine! Your work translates beautifully into cards and the gallery wall looks amazing full of your beautiful paintings. ( love that cat ;) )

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  6. That box for your daughter is wonderful! As always your art is wonderful.

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  7. It will be a bit sad to pack your paintings up but I am hoping there is a huge rush on your work over the weekend and there are very few left for you to take back... Have a wonderful week...xx

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  8. Wonderful work...the heart box is precious!! Glad you got it finished! This move sounds a tiny bit sad, but I wish you all the best! I love the gallery filled with your amazing paintings! Hope you sell a bunch!! Thanks for taking time out of your precious day to share!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  9. OMGosh! Your kitty is hysterical!! The box for your daughters birthday is wonderful! no wonder she was so happy! Best of luck with your show- I'm sure it will be a sellout! xo

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  10. Gorgeous art as usual! But I particularly loved the heart box. I imagined your daughter loved it - just like my girl adore anything I make them.

    She will treasure it!

    Hope the move is going smoothly x

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  11. Lovely heartbox for your daughter, just precious!

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  12. Your artwork, as always is exquisite and fills my eyes to the brim. The heart box is extraordinary. You are an incredibly talented artist--and your work inspires me. That kitty made me laugh. :D Thank you!

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  13. love that box - I'm not so happy with Etsy either - been so busy I've let my shop go (4th time!) Hope everything goes well for your move.

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  14. I just adore your lines which don't tremble at all and I'm envious, too :D

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  15. Your art work is great. I have been thinking of closing my Etsy shop also. I don't really visit it much and don't update it like I should. I tried Art Fire for awhile, but that didn't work out either. I am not a very good or assertive business person, which I thinks contributes to my lack of sales. Loved the cat.

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  16. Denthe your artwork is so lovely. Good luck with your move. Hugs! deb

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  17. that box is so beautiful-as is all of your work! That's a big move you're making-all the best for a smooth transition. It won't be long until you start coming up with more wonderful art inspired by your new home.

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  18. great sketch pity about etsy I tried society 6 too but no luck either

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  19. Enchanting box!!
    Have a happy move!
    see u blogging!

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  20. Love the Purple box! You have a great talent with color!

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  21. Everything looks beautiful especially the heart box. Hope the move is easy and we will see you soon
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  22. Glad you finished your daughter's box. Love that cat. He can come clean under my bed any day.:) Hope you sell, sell, sell. Love the purple box and all your work. :)

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  23. Love your paintings, Denthe. You have a unique talent to do whimsical, bright art as well as beautiful faces. I know the painted box must have been a big hit. It is beautiful. Bring your cat over to my house. I have places he can clean up.

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  24. Hi Denise, love all your glorious "stuff" - would love a heart box for my grand daughter, so if you acquire more of them would love you to paint one for her. Good luck with your huge move - hope all goes well for you and your family

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    1. I have bought these boxes years ago, don't even remember where, and I have never seen them again afterwards. But I'll keep your granddaughter in mind when/if I do find them again :-)

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  25. your art is so interesting and colorful, I love to come visit your blog! I haven't been happy with Etsy either, and was wondering if there was another place to selll my art. I hope you will share if you find a place!

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  26. I wish I could see in person that gallery! ♥

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  27. how lovely that you surprised your daughter with the sweet heart box!
    you do sound busy and all of your art is so dear and inspiring and gorgeous to look at.
    i wish you the best with all the final tasks that you are pulling together.

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  28. Love , Love , Love the heart box!!! I do not envy you all of your work this month... ti will be grand for everyone to be back with family once the move is over. Hopefully all will go smoothly for you all. <3

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  29. Always so full of creativity here, I especially love your black and white doodles, beautiful pieces, they capture!

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  30. Your doodling is fabulous and your faces are just magnificent. What a lovely box you made for your daughter. And that cat made me laugh out loud; the sentiment makes it.

    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.

    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  31. Ha Dente, gefeliciteerd met je dochter en wat zal blij zijn met het mooie kado gemaakt door haar moeder
    De Harte doos is een juweeltje om te zien.
    En weet je wat ik ook leuk vind dat jij s,avonds met je dochter tekend.
    Ik heb weer graag mee gekeken.......
    Prettig en gezellig weekend
    Groetjes Christiene..........

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  32. Move's can be so exhausting... I love love love the faces you have in your shop, so elegant and beautiful. I hope the move goes as smoothly as possible... Funny kitty and beautiful box for your daughter.

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  33. The purple box is so pretty! And so many great cards! I am totally with you on Etsy. I just put my shop in vacation mode intending to clean out the old stuff, but I'm not too excited about re-opening there. It's lost it's charm and broke everything that made it great.

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  34. Beautiful, poetic paintings - and they look fabulous on that red gallery wall! They really pop with color!

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  35. I love poems too. I also teach Brazilian Literature. Poetry is like air in my life. I know you must be exhausting with the moving. Take care, my friend!

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  36. The heart-box is gorgeous! lovely gallery too :)
    Loved all your works esp the poetry books :)
    Deepa
    http://deepazworld.blogspot.in/

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  37. Prachtige creaties zoals altijd, heel erg mooi dat hartvormige doosje voor je dochter!
    succes met inpakken en dat soort dingen!
    Groetjes Karin

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  38. I love the ladies. Your art is very creative and interesting. Blessings, Janet PPF

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