Saturday, November 20, 2010

Checking in and Out

One of the first pieces I sold on Etsy.....

I imagine everyone is sick to death of these sort of posts, I'd like to put them all to bed myself, but I just needed to get this out and be done with it.  I have officially closed, not just deactivated but closed both Etsy shops.  I don't want to belabor all the issues so please let it suffice to say that I am simply not pleased with the direction the site is taking.  I don't want to ugly up my blog with all the issues.  Anyone can be successful without Etsy and the associated headaches and heartaches....just watch. 

I still have a buyer account and will continue at times to purchase from artisans that I adore, I am not about boycotting the little guy or punishing people who choose to stay.  And don't misunderstand, it's been a very sad journey for me.

You can still find me easily on  ArtFire and I'm in the process of opening two more studios there!  One of the new ones in the works is for my husband, serious guy stuff for the Western Americana collector, and the last one, CobwebPalaceStudio, will be an extension of my original handmade studio.  I've recently updated Bonjourmadame with a nice selection of vintage, and CobwebPalace with new old redux luxe.... There are other plans and projects in the works to talk about later.....

So there you go, you know where to find me, and I only want to conclude with the fact that I feel hugely relieved and can turn back now to what I do with focus and joy.



  1. So many things, such a shame. Ah well.
    I wish my Artfire shop sold for me, but it just hasn't.
    I'm so glad your heart is lighter :D

  2. Your fans and friends will follow you wherever you go! =^..^=

  3. LOVE that creation! *swoon* Sorry to hear of your unfortunate experience on Etsy... have only bought there, haven't listed any of my creations there so I wouldn't know the back story. I agree that your Friends and Fans of your fab creations and work will follow you where ever destiny takes you... much success and I'm glad your Heart is lighter so you can concentrate on your Art and keep a positive vibe to create in... Hugs... Dawn... The Bohemian

  4. Hi Lis,
    I hadn't realized you closed your Etsy shops. I need to sell elsewhere too. I am going to try selling from my blog at some point. My Etsy bill was over $100 last month, many renewal fees. I hate that...I can't wait to check out all your stuff on Artfire...I LOVE the picture at the top of this post! Let me get all the dirt on Etsy sometime. You know I love dirt...sorry...
    Au Revoir,

  5. Blessings in your new direction. Welcome to Artfire, the future of handmade! It's a professional well run site and I'm very happy to be there. The best is yet to come :)

  6. Hi again,
    Just testing this, so that I can follow this blog....I just signed-in under my user name "Lin". :-)