Well, I’ve been threatening to do it and over the last couple of days, I finally did. I’ve opened an Etsy store:
I feel rather sheepish for not doing it sooner actually. I’m not sure what held me back. I think it was mostly because I already had a website and it seemed silly to open another one. Then I suddenly realized that having the Etsy store might help bring traffic to my main store and therefore might be a good promotional tool. We shall see.
I still have loads of items to add. Etsy’s tools are very simple but the entire process takes awhile since I also have to photograph the pieces, edit the photos, etc. I’m also simultaneously adding to the product database on my main website, hollywest.com, which also adds to the time it takes. Here’s a shot of my makeshift "photo studio":
Speaking of hollywest.com, changes are afoot. If you’ve noticed a slight color/style change on my blog, it’s because I updated it to reflect the true colors of my logo, business cards, and stationary. My "business identity" was designed a few years back by my good friends John and Greg at Orabor.
I love my logo. John and Greg were asked to contribute to a book called Graphic Design America 3 and used my identity as one of their examples. Two very talented guys!