Sunday, September 29, 2013

Tips for Good Photos

If you sell anything on-line--either your art or handmade items, vintage or collectible items or just stuff you don’t want anymore on eBay—you have to take photographs of your items.  Good photos sell your item.  Sometimes the photographs turn out beautifully with little effort on your part.  Other times, not so much.  If you’re like me, I’ve found that some things just don’t photograph that well.  I’m always looking for tips on good photography and several blogs and on-line forums have great discussions on taking good photos.  Here’s one that I thought was helpful.  It also has links to instructions on how to make your own light box.  One of these days I’ll get around to trying to build my own.

Monday, September 23, 2013

An article about the personality traits of creative people was posted in one of the guilds I belong to.  The title intrigued me so I clicked on the link and read it.  And I read about me!  I've never thought of myself as particularly creative even though I crochet, knit, embroider, needlepoint, cross stitch, etc.  I haven't done much independent design and I certainly can't draw or paint or sculpt.  So I've always thought people who did those sorts of things were the creative ones, and I was just kind of crafty.  Not imaginative and creative like those people.  But after reading this article, I think maybe I am creative!  Check it out and see if you have some paradoxical personality traits.

New Etsy listings:

Sunday, September 8, 2013

New Collectibles Shop on

I've always liked collecting things and I have a particular weakness for dishes, glassware, and pottery.  I really like dishes.  My favorites are Fiestaware and all Homer Laughlin china, Fire King, Anchor Hocking, Pyrex, and milk glass.  It's all so very pretty.  But it also takes  up a lot of space.   And my house is getting really full.  So I've started a new store on that includes my handmade items and some collectibles.  You can see it here:  So far I've listed a really pretty 18" Revlon doll, a milk glass bowl and a couple of other things.

If you've never looked at, I highly recommend it.  It's very similar to eBay.  You can find handmade items, vintage, collectibles, jewelry, and pretty much everything.  Some items are a fixed price, and others are auction style.  You'll have a lot of fun browsing.