FEATURE FRIDAY: ART by Marlene http://www.etsy.com/shop/Lazyhawk
1. You have been with Etsy since 02/04/08. How has Etsy changed during this time period?
"I don't think it really has changed that much. There have been a few format changes and some improvements in the listing process but all in all it is basically the same."
"DAWG stands for Designing Artist Women's Group. It had its origins on Ebay and was a group of women who created ACEO's. We moved to a Ning site and focused on selling on Etsy when Ebay started making changes that were not to the sellers benefit a couple of years ago. It is a group of women who not only have a love of art but a love for God as well. We have fun monthly challenges, swaps, and we have done a few things together as a group that we auction off for charity. We made a group quilt that was auctioned for breast cancer and are currently working on a mini ACEO Album, done Round Robin style that the proceeds will be donated to a mission in Haiti. We also have a team blog at:
3. You create ink drawings, watercolor, create jewelry and collect and sell vintage items. Which do you like best and why?
"I think I like watercolor or watercolor pencils the best. They are easy to take with me to the mountains or the beach. I also love to create with needle felting. ACEO's (2.5 X 3.5 inches) are my favorite size to create in."
4. Are there any other activities that you are involved with that you would like us to know about?
I really enjoy sketching and using graphite pencils for drawing. I try to do a sketch every Sunday. Sunday Sketches is hosted by Sophia at http://bluechairdiary.blogspot.com/
I also have a blog at: http://marlenes-musings.blogspot.com/
5. Do you have any advice or tips for running a successful ETSY business?
"The only advice I have is to be as active as possible in the forums. Join in the threads and chat, let people get to know you and get to know them. List as often as you can to keep your store active in the searches."
Thank you Marlene for sharing your beautiful works of art with us!