Friday, February 07, 2014

Over the years of running an Etsy shop, I've noticed something strange. If I love something, it's appreciated but it doesn't sell, at least not easily. Conversely, if I'm "neutral" about something, it sells easily. [The rest fall somewhere inbetween.] A psychologist might say that it's because I'm "holding on to it emotionally", but this isn't true because I don't get attached to my work that way; I'm too busy looking at my next project.

I love making little collages like this one, just listed today. I've had a similar one in the shop that has been "favorited" 56 times. I renewed the listing, and it continues to be popular. But no sale. [No, it's not the price.] When I first made it, I really, really loved it... you see where I'm going with this.

I just thought it was an interesting observation. All in a day's work!


Simplicity is the removal of the useless and the unnecessary--source unknown


  1. Simply perfection :)

  2. Thats very's hard to sell work sometimes. You never know how it will be received. Very nice collage.

  3. Beautiful work....I know what you mean about really liking a piece and thinking it will sell like hot cakes! I'm just beginning to make my art for me, and not an audience-which seems easy, but in reality very hard for me to do.

  4. The mystery of selling art. I've given up on figuring it out. I just keep making art.

  5. I'm so glad that you said that. I get so excited about pieces...and you know...they get loads of comments....but... Well, it's still fun to create. In time, in time...Laura


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