Sunday, June 24, 2012

Eye Heart Halloween, and a Thank You!

It may be high summer outside, but it's Halloween in the Studio...

Work is in progress for both the Ghoultide Gathering and the Etsy shop, and the possibility - or rather necessity, haha - of a blog sale is swirling around as well. Here's a peek at the latest work-in-progress, a treasure chest to be titled "Eye Heart Halloween!"...

It should make an appearance in the Etsy shop this week, unless someone would like to claim it first. ;)

I've received a few emails of late, asking about my absence from eBay, and while it's nice to be missed,  I'm finding Etsy and commission work to be a lot less stressful, and a lot more reasonably priced. The eBay fees have just gotten out of hand, and the search engines there virtually hide the small sellers now, favoring the big businesses with thousands of listings. Add to that the 5-7 day wait for an auction to end, and it's just become a situation that no longer works.

And I have to add, I'm loving Etsy! The low listing fees allow me to pass on at least some small savings to collectors, and they make direct communication so easy. Everyone I've "met" there has been so helpful and encouraging - it's really a wonderful community of people dedicated to supporting all things handmade.

Finally, I'd like to express a huge THANK YOU, and virtual (((hug))) to all those who've expressed concern about John (or as he calls himself, "The Mice President"), and also to those who've been purchasing my work throughout this ongoing health ordeal (as I write this, he remains home on disability, and is fighting an uphill battle). I can't tell you how much your thoughts and prayers mean, and how much your support means. Between his many heart issues, the COPD, and the lymphoma, health care expenses have been astronomical, and where once this little business of mine was "extra", it now buys groceries, pays for medication, and so on. So thank you again, from the bottom of our hearts. ♥

If you're on the mailing list, look for a newsletter this weekend, and if you're not, and would like to be, just shoot me an email (the address is on the right sidebar)...

Back very soon!
♥ Carolee

1 comment:

Zan Asha said...

Hugs Carolee!

I am glad that Etsy is working out for you--your work deserves a good spot to be in, and we love your work.

Big hugs and blessings to you and John and healing thoughts!