Monday, March 16, 2009

Embroidery sold









I can't believe it. They are all sold. The second piece took me ages. It was done in a very fine stitch. But, after all, I did it for fun and would never know where to store all these things and what to create out of them.
I couldn't make a living on this, but I am happy someone likes it and will use it. It is quite amazing, because for 30 years I have been living on other jobs because it seemed to be impossible to sell art, be it paintings or whatever. I did some custom portraits, but only one of my paintings was sold in an exhibition. Maybe it was because I just couldn't give them away. My fault. I have always loved "real" things a lot more than money. From the point where I got what I urgently need -- a heated place to live, food, medical care -- I don't care about money.
I published these things in order for you to use it as a kind of marketing research, as I try to find out in Etsy what other people have been able to sell.

6 comments:

Diane said...

Congratulations! I went and looked at your store and I found out two things about you that I didn't know before. 1. you are an Aries just like me. Now I don't hold a lot of stock in horoscopes and such but I have found over the years that people do seem to line up with the astrological signs. Aries identify with other Aries. Almost every single one of my close friends is an Aries also. I just always found that interesting. 2. You also are married to a much younger man! I'm glad I learned those things about you. Makes me feel like I know you a little better now. Good luck with your shop. Glad to see you are making some sales :)

Judy said...

Congrats on your sales....and isn't it nice to have fun making something and then have people desirous of your play things!!!

xo

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Congratulations Eva! That is good to hear and I am sure it is exciting for you!

jude said...

i don't care too much about money either. i am setting up shop soon for some of the same reasons. and i do have generate some cash but it certainly would be too stressful to try to make a career out of it. i have been looking at etsy but not sure....thanks for the honesty of the post,and congrats!

ArtSparker said...

Wonderful, there is much greater satisfaction in selling personal work I think than in doing design or illustration.

Re Etsy and what will sell, you and me both as far as research...

Art4Sol said...

Happy to hear your beautiful pieces found a new home! Lucky so and so!