One of the ‘side jobs’ on Etsy is to market yourself. It takes time, as does all marketing. The trick is to make it fun. I want to learn something and this fulfills one of my daily goals.
And I like that Treasuries give back to the Arts and Craft movement.
So, I decided it was time to create my own Treasury. I remember the warm feeling I had when I first found I had been included. I wanted to spread the love.
First decision? A theme. I wanted a theme, so I could come up with a catchy title.
We are potters, so why not pottery? I did some research and learned that there were many clever, witty and interesting titles and Treasuries out there.
Some of my ideas were:
My Favorites, discarded because I couldn’t care less and I suspected others might not, either. Who was I that others would see my choices meant anything.
Colors: Ok, a theme around colors. Done and done and done again. Also discarded were holiday themes, gender themes, and functionality themes.
Then, while wandering around Etsy, and I recommend everyone try that for fun, just to see what’s going on, I ran across something that took my breath away. I looked at more in her shop. I wanted to make something, not like it, but because of it. I wanted to stop what I was doing and walk to the studio and get my hands in clay and make, make, make. And that’s how I came up with my theme.
Inspiring Art and Craft.