This Etsy Seller’s Reaction to an Etsy IPO

Last week, Etsy filed for a proposed initial public offering, or IPO.  I’m somewhat chagrined but not surprised. I just hope the typical small-time seller will see some benefit. In the email sent out to all Etsy sellers when the IPO was announced, Dickerson signed his name in the typical way as “Chad” with a small, smiling photo of himself. This struck me as a little funny. For years, Etsy … Continue reading This Etsy Seller’s Reaction to an Etsy IPO

Big Changes and Goals for the New Year!

Hello, friends, and a very Happy New Year to each and every one of you. Sorry I’ve been out of touch, but I have a little  announcement to make. I have returned to full-time work and it has kept me very busy lately. When I made the transition to being a full-time artist three years ago, I knew it might be a temporary sabbatical of sorts, … Continue reading Big Changes and Goals for the New Year!

Craft Fair Season is Upon Us!

It’s that time of year, kids. Craft fairs, of all kinds, going on in your community center, church, or convention center.  Last weekend, I decided to jump into that world again. I don’t know why I waited so long after moving to Germany to do something like this, except to say I was a little slow to get my bearings after moving. I knew I didn’t … Continue reading Craft Fair Season is Upon Us!

New Business Name! Pith and Root Studio

I am pleased to announce that I have changed the name of my Etsy shop and blog! From now on, I’m calling my business and shop Pith and Root Studio. I have mulled this step over for about a year. When I first opened my Etsy shop, I thought the best thing would be to use my own name, figuring that an artist’s name is their brand. That’s … Continue reading New Business Name! Pith and Root Studio

The Meaninglessness of Art

When I started practicing art again, long after my foray into art school all those years ago, I slowly started to tune it to the stratosphere of the art world. I won’t lie. I’ve had fantasies of becoming a rich and famous artist, mostly because I just want my art to be adored. And the money sounds good, too. I think it’s human nature to … Continue reading The Meaninglessness of Art