I started working on this doodle with the idea that I’d have a cute Valentine’s Day print to sell on Etsy (seasonal marketing, y’know), but now I’m pretty sure that it’s not Valentines-friendly unless you want to give someone a “Sorry You’re Alone and Broken-Hearted on Valentine’s Day!” print. Ah well. She’s listed in the shop, anyway!
This weekend was very productive. I wanted to get outside and enjoy the nice weather before the next big storm, so I grabbed my camera and a few props (the usual suspects – I’m obviously not over my creepy doll phase) and had at it. Tim gets brownie points for helping me engineer a few things… I’m so much better at thinking up ideas than bringing them to fruition, and that’s where he comes in handy. My favorites are posted over at Flickr.
I also made lunches for the week (beef stew, yum) and watched a few more episodes of Lost and broke my blog and fixed my blog. I’ve decided that my next Big Project will be configuring a shopping cart system for Sixhours, so that I’m not entirely dependent on Etsy for sales. I’ve heard good things about WordPress’ E-commerce plugin, but I didn’t have much luck getting it to work with my current WordPress configuration, so we’ll see. In the meantime, does anyone have suggestions as to a cheap/free shopping cart systems for personal Web sites?
she could be overwhelmed with happiness of all the valentines she got that she is crying for joy…?
ehh maybe thats a stretch…
maybe its a “happy v-day, i mis syou and wish you were here with me to celebrate” type of card?
I had a similar dilemma. I made a “Love Hurts Cactus Pincushion” for my shop which has over 300 views and I get lots of comments of how cute it is. It’s even featured in the Etsy Valentine Gift Guide. Then I thought, who wants a permanent reminder that love sucks? Maybe only me… ha ha.
Not free, but easy– I’m thinking about using shopify.com Or there’s the paypal buttons on your site/blog route. I’d rather be taking more photos and making more art than setting up more sites… So many things to do… so little time… sigh.
Thanks for the suggestion, Tricia! I’ll look into Shopify. I’ve also considered PayPal buttons, but I want something a bit more dynamic… the WordPress plugin would be great if I could get it to work!
(I admit, I enjoy the Web geeky stuff almost as much as I enjoy making art! Programming satisfies the math geek in me, I guess. :D)
I was a math major– now I’m a database administrator by day. Too funny! 🙂