Saturday, February 5, 2011

Getting Ready to Start a New Adventure

Hello, Everyone! Just didn't want you to think I had dissappeared off the face of the planet. In the last few months there has been lots of upheaval in the Adams/ Tinsley household. Much uncertainty about employment and many other person things I don't really want to go into here.

  One of my recent business decisions has been to change my online selling venue. I used to be with Artfire but they are making changes that don't really work for me. I have loved being a part of the community at Artfire and have enjoyed the many friends I have made there. I truly hope to keep in touch with those people because they have been very supportive and friendly. If you are from Artfire and wish to get in touch with me please don't hesitate to leave me a blogger message. I will send you my email.

  I know that my leaving was sudden. To be honest with you, the reason for that is that I am terrible at saying goodbye. Though I won't be taking part in the Artfire forums anymore, it doesn't mean that I don't want to stay in touch.

This business decision has been tough for me. But my Mom & Dad taught me to stand up for what I believe in and that is why I am changing venues.

I intend to have 2 shops, one at Etsy, which I will treat, as my friend Kibbles says, as my "weekend whore." In other words, list and run. I just want to try it because I see that a great many fine artists do very well there. Who knows? Maybe I will do o.k. there, too. I am also going to be opening a shop on craftisart and probably dawanda, as well.

But the thing I am most excited about is that I am in the planning stages of having my own website! I know that the effort that goes into marketing and promoting your own website is HUGE, but I believe I am up to the task.

To top it all off, I am going to start a new day job this week. So there will be some intense settling in to be done. But I am excited about all of the changes and I am very happy that all of my friends (you guys!) have found me here. I'll keep you posted on what is going on with Wendy Adams Fine Arts. Take care.

P.S. Look for new Artsytype! posts here soon!