Where on earth have I been recently?
That’s a very good question! Well, I’m about to share a few things that have been going on in this post. Are you sitting comfortably?
I’m not going to lie – a lot has been going on in the last two months! This included a big move out of our flat into a lovely house; discovering a whole plethora of work that needed doing to that house to ensure it didn’t fall down etc… and cue tears of joy about the move/tears of fear about the massive refurb project we were about to endure (and are still enduring!)
But in other news, as well as just freelancing for clients, I’ve opened my online shop where you can buy Shoshy Cadoodle™ designs directly delivered to your door!
I had spent a lot of time trying to work out the best way to open my online shop and after a lot of debate, I finally I concluded I would sell my work through Etsy.com
- Etsy celebrates handmade goods and the crafters/designers/makers/artists behind these goods. Being an illustrator/artist, I really appreciate that. I love finding out the different stories behind each shop and the processes and people involved.
- Community. Etsy prides itself on creating a sense of community and I love how supportive and encouraging that feels. I’m now part of a London based Etsy team and loving it.
In the time between first deciding to choose Etsy as the place to set up my shop to actually opening my shop “doors”, I joined a London Etsy team that was just getting itself started. The timing was perfect for me, because I was fortunate enough to go to it’s first ever meeting and there’s no denying how special it feels to be part of something growing from seedling to big, bold, beautiful tree.
We are definitely still in the seedling stage and that in itself is thrilling. I have a feeling this is the start of something tremendously magnificent and I can’t wait to watch our friendships and creative businesses develop and blossom.
I’m ridiculously excited for our next team meeting planned in May. Why not have a browse of our shops until I post the next team update?
I’ve compiled a little list of links of the people mentioned in this team so far:
I’m sure I’ll be lucky enough to meet more creatives in the team as time goes by and I’m thrilled about the prospect of all the new, interesting discoveries I’m about to make! So stay tuned.