On Art, Etsy Launch and a Giveaway


Between August 2001 to September 2004, I sold my artwork part-time through various venues. But, primarily on eBay. I sold over 200 paintings and other pieces (see my old eBay art account). My work went in to various collections in the USA, Singapore, Australia, the Philippines, Canada, the Netherlands, the UK, and South Africa, among other countries.

However, growing demands of work, motherhood, and life in general slowed me down: Four moves in four years, two difficult pregnancies, giving birth, buying/selling house, learning how to raise kids, finishing a masters' thesis, setting up a business, and such can do that I suppose. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So, anyway, I ended up deciding that one of the things that had to go was sharing my art through selling and exhibiting (in shows, etc). All my art making were done mostly for myself - or friends and family.

But, when I started creating prints through my Gocco, I ended up with a growing inventory of art that I have no idea what to do with. So, I figured that since it's very inexpensive and it doesn't really take long to set up an Etsy shop, I went ahead and came up with Studio S.

Nothing fancy, nothing grand. But, it's great to be able to send my stuff out in to the big wide world again. It's actually interesting to share my work this way because even 4 or 5 years on, I still receive emails and messages from folks who bought paintings from me.

Anyway, here are the items available right now -

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

And, as part of my Etsy shop launch, I'm giving away a print to one blog reader/viewer. The print I'm giving away is Print 3/15 of "Spring Butterflies". Just leave a comment and I'll do a raffle to choose the winner. And, everyone who leaves a comment will also receive 10% off your first purchase from my Etsy shop (if you ever want to buy something ;-)). Offer expires 31 Dec 2007. ๐Ÿ™‚

Deadline for comments/raffle entry: 22 October 2007. Will announce the winner shortly after.

This is the "Spring Butterflies" print (frame not included in the giveaway) -

Spring Butterflies (Framed)

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About the Author Shai Coggins

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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