Ine Spee

Ine Spee

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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Finished my book + need Etsy ideas!

Hello people!

I know it’s been a long time since I last updated my journal here. And it’s also been quite a while since I last uploaded some art here, apart from those few linocuts. The reason for this is that I have been very very busy with my Master degree.

However, I can now safely say that all that hard work has paid off! The year is pretty much over. Yesterday I had to present my project in front of a jury, and it actually went pretty well! I got no criticism at all, just nice comments and even praise from one person! Now all that is left is our exhibition this weekend and then my graduation next week. Excited! =D
If you’re interested, here are some (blurry) pictures of my project, which is a picture book about a foster child and her new foster family. =)

To explain the second part of my title, I am planning to set up an Etsy store. As an art student, my wallet is often very very empty. And we all know art supplies don’t come cheap haha. So I am wanting to sell things online (other than on RedBubble), but I need ideas as for what could go on there. I think my only real options are cards and prints, maybe some original lino prints too.

Is anyone familiar with Etsy and do they have any ideas of what I could put on there? Thanks in advance! =)

Comments

  • Susan  Kimball
    Susan Kimballalmost 5 years ago

    How wonderful!! I can’t provide any help but just love your work!

  • Aww thank you very much Susan! =)

    – Ine Spee

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityalmost 5 years ago

    I’m really excited you – conratulations and the book looks gorgeous.
    I have an etsy store with nothing in it lol, so I’m probably in need of ideas too. I had thought about putting original art into glass tile pendants- I’ve noticed a lot of people doing that and its very effective. What about laminated bookmarks of your art too ?
    Good luck and let me know when I can fav your store xx

  • Thank you, I’m excited too to have my book finished. =D

    Oooh bookmarks sounds like a great idea! I might give that a try.
    What is the link to your store? This is mine though obviously it’s still empty haha.

    – Ine Spee

  • martinjones
    martinjonesalmost 5 years ago

    Your book looks stunning!

  • Thank you! =)

    – Ine Spee

  • Sanne Thijs
    Sanne Thijsalmost 5 years ago

    Proficiat Ine!!
    het ziet er echt mooi uit.
    zal vrijdag eens de inspectie langs sturen :D
    ik dus ;-)

  • Haha is goed, kom maar heel goed inspecteren!

    – Ine Spee

  • Midori Furze
    Midori Furzealmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations, Ine!!
    Book looks great!!

  • Thank you! =D

    – Ine Spee

  • Sarah  Mac
    Sarah Macalmost 5 years ago

    Your book looks wonderful, congratulations. I’m very impressed!
    As for Etsy, it can be such a fiddly place. I have a store there and I think what sells (I’ve tried a few different things) are original ACEO cards. I know that you’d have people interested in your little characters on ACEO’s, and people do come back if they want to make a series. I know I would!

  • Thank you! I’m happy with how the book turned out. =)
    Oh ACEO cards sounds like a great idea! I’m not too familiar with it, but just looked it all up and it sounds fun to make. Plus it might give me the motivation to keep on drawing and experimenting. Thanks for the great idea! =D

    – Ine Spee

  • Rosie Harriott
    Rosie Harriottalmost 5 years ago

    Well done! Your book looks beautiful. I wish you all the best with it.
    I’d say anything that is unique would sell well on Etsy. I’m in the process of setting up a “madeit” shop but I think that’s only available to Australian residents. Apparently the key to selling well is to list frequently so your items and shop are often visible on the homepage.
    Hope it works well for you!

  • Thank you very much Rosie!
    Hmm guess I’ll have to think of unique things to sell then haha. Thanks for the tip on listing frequently, I didn’t think about that. Good luck with your shop too! =)

    – Ine Spee

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityalmost 5 years ago

    Mines more empty than empty lol, I just added you to my fav stores and will pop in see how your going :))) Might be inspired to finally do something lol