Saturday, April 21, 2012

About that Etsy shop

While I was at my UIL meet I managed to complete two Doctor Who watercolor paintings (Matt Smith), as well as 3 other little watercolors.

I'm probably just going to sell them as is, and not bother with making reproductions or anything.  I like the idea of selling one-of-a-kind things. I don't know. I thought about expanding my shop to sell little bits and bobs, and just little trinkets that I find everywhere, but I think I may just keep it simple and sell watercolor paintings.

I've also been thinking about pricing.  I'm probably keeping everything in my shop affordable, meaning that all of my paintings will be in the $5-$25 range.  I hate it when people oversell art. It's one of my pet peeves, actually.

Also, I've been trying to come up with a name for my Etsy shop. I don't know if I want to keep Bookish.Spazz, or if I want to have a different name... Oh well.

So far, before I start my shop I'd like to have at least 10 Doctor Who related watercolors, 5 Sherlock related watercolors, and 10 assorted watercolors.  I think that'd be a decent inventory stock to get started!

Do any of you have an Etsy shop? If so, do you have any advice for a newbie?


  1. AH! Doctor Who and Sherlock watercolors sound amazing. I have no experience with owning an Etsy shop, just buying from one, so I've got nothing. But good luck! I bet you'll sell a bunch in no time!

  2. I don't have an Etsy shop but dear God I love Doctor Who and Sherlock. You may take all my money.

  3. I think it's excellent that you're keeping the prices affordable...that's a pet peeve of mine as well. Will you be taking commissions?

  4. @Boyd

    Yeah, I'm thinking about having commissions as well!