Wednesday, February 12, 2014

My friend KAT

I was privileged to meet and now work with a wonderful lady named Kat Petersen-an MFA in ART HISTORY from TUFTS University who is now finishing up her 2nd Masters degree and looking to a future career as a therapist.

I needed an assistant for the year long art program I am doing in Orange County and Kat was recruited for a few months of Tuesday afternoons while she finishes up "school".

Certainly wonderful for me to have someone so qualified help me with my classes and she's a great person to get to know and chat with as well.

I found out that KAT is also an ETSY seller and I know her wonderfully crafted and researched
Mother Goddesses and fertility symbols will be of interest to some of you as well>

You can find KAT'S shoppe at https://www.etsy.com/shop/gislebertus .
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I love that she sells "Pocket Goddesses" and also how detailed and carefully researched and presented her work is.

Some of her pieces are quite explicit but do remember these are copies of antiquities and true to the intent of the original historic artwork.

Enjoy Kat's work and I hope that some of you ill include her powerful women in your personal art collections.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

ETSY vs.Zibbet

As most of you know-I have added a Zibbet Shop-I hope you have had time to visit?

I have over 800 images on the Zibbet Site-what I love is that I can have an unlimited number of sections so it should be fairly easy for you to find what you're looking for AND I can post an image more than once which make cross referencing much easier as well.

I was planning to dump ETSY but I know that many of you really like the ease of DOWNLOADS on Etsy-just know that it costs me FAR more to operate on ETSY than on Zibbet so the prices will reflect those extra costs.

I am keeping mostly NEW images and multiple sets on ETSY-for instance I just posted a 4 piece steampunk set on ETSY-you can buy the separate images on Zibbet (but NOT the set)-so hopefully it will balance out for you and you can use one or both sites to your best advantage.

I have also discontinued freebie images.

In the sponsorship area I now give gift certificates to ZIBBET-winners of various challenges can get an image or two they want from the site or buy a more expensive image by adding to their GC.

As most of you know I have always loved hosting games and activities on Facebook and because of my busy schedule I don't get to do it as often as I used to.

I appreciate that so many of you continue to use both shops despite the fact that ETSY prices are higher to compensate for their higher fees.

I am hoping that ZIBBET will have a download feature soon.