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How re-opening my Etsy store sparked my creativity


A few month in the past, the pandemic was nonetheless fairly massive in The Netherlands the place I dwell. We have been nonetheless in a partial lockdown and on sure days, I used to be feeling unmotivated. Till that was, a fellow inventive advised me she was organising an Etsy workshop for a small group of individuals. She runs a profitable Etsy store herself and needed to share her experiences with others. I used to be simply contemplating switching to Etsy once more, because the on-line webshop on my web site wasn’t actually working. The timing was excellent!

The Etsy workshop turned out to be extraordinarily helpful. Afterwards I felt energised once more. I had simply made an illustration of two croissants within the form of the Chanel brand which labored very well as a poster. I offered a couple of, however then issues turned quiet once more…

On the workshop I would realized that constantly promoting on Etsy is one thing that takes an actual time funding and would not occur in a single day. I needed to maintain engaged on my store and including new merchandise to make it work. Throughout a brainstorm session somebody mentioned ‘why not print your artwork on T-shirts’. And I started to consider printing them on different cloth merchandise as effectively… I let the T-shirt concept cross for now, however I got here up with the plan to print the croissants illustration on cotton tote luggage.

And THAT sparked extra creativity! I might really feel the vitality streaming again in. Out of the blue I had a number of concepts for illustrated canvas luggage. Like a sequence with ‘What’s In My Bag’ , based mostly on totally different cities. And one with e-book covers, that includes literary classics like The Nice Gatsby. All these new concepts hadn’t been there earlier than.

It is fascinating how new initiatives can deliver a lot vitality! And typically, you want somebody or one thing else to get that course of began. I observed that speaking to different creatives, relieves and buddies to toss round concepts is much more essential in instances like these than it’s already in regular circumstances.

Should you’re eager about my Etsy store, take a look right here!

Click on right here for the store of fellow inventive Stefanie, who gave me the workshop.


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