Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Great Start to 2010

Today I was checking out my Etsy shop when I noticed that about 15-20 people had "hearted me". That usually doesn't happen to me unless I'm featured somewhere. So I headed right to CraftCult.com, a handy resource that tells you if you've been featured anywhere on Etsy lately.
Sure enough, my Butterscotch Swirl ring was featured on the front page of Etsy today, in a Treasury hand-picked by Etsy admin. Woohoo!

My ring got several hundred views today, and some other items in my shop looked like they were big hits, too. No sales, though...but it feels great to be noticed!

Another accomplishment of the day involved my finishing the first painting I've made in over a year! It's a self-portrait for the CAW: Creative Arts of Women show at the Carnegie Gallery. I am happy with the way it came out, for sure. And the process was enjoyable, too - even though it involved painting all those cupcakes.
Below is a detail of the painting -

And I also have been listing some yummy new items in my Sweet Stella Etsy shop. Below are some examples of new items - just in time for Valentine's Day!

And last but not least, I am working on an excellent collaboration with my buddy Megan for an art show in late February. More details coming soon - but it's going to be fabulous for sure.

Sunday, January 03, 2010


Happy New Year to everyone! I am happy it's 2010, looking forward to a great year and a wonderful decade filled with all sorts of good things. 2009 certainly had its ups and downs, both in my personal and professional realms and I couldn't be more thrilled to shake up the proverbial "Etch-A-Sketch" and start fresh.

One of my new additions for 2010 is a Twitter account! I'm still messing around with this and trying to figure out exactly what my goal is with being a Twitter user. But while I think about that...you should follow me on Twitter!
Because you know you're dying to know what I ate for breakfast!
Ok, seriously.
I will be posting updates about events, art shows, craft happenings, and new additions to my Etsy shop. I'm also thinking about contests and special sales for my Twitter followers.

So head on over to twitter.com/SweetStellaOH (because regular SweetStella was #$*@ taken and SweetStellaDesigns was too long) and see what I'm up to.