Personally, I learned the process of pricing art the hard way… through trial and error. To all my lovely artist friends out there, and those who are already free-lancing or plan to in the future, make sure to not undervalue yourself by under pricing your art. This has been weighing on my mind for quite a while. Keep in mind that when you create and sell your art, you become part of an entire community that can be affected by your decisions.
Okie dokie folks! I’m back and I’m ready to have a sale!!!
On top of wanting to have a sale anyway, I discovered Amazon prime was hosting a 30% off sale… Not to be outdone, I decided to make mine 35% off for all orders over $20 on every item in my entire Etsy store and Website on July 15th and 16th only. I don’t host sales often and I have never offered a sale coupon this good before! Code: HFCSUMMERSALE2017
Please keep in mind that I expect heavy order volumes and I do still make all these myself. I will be using all my marked process times. Please review my shipping and processing prior to purchase! No rush processing will be available for sale orders and everything will be made in the order it was received. Thank you all and happy shopping. To view my full inventory, my Etsy shop link is here: www.etsy.com/shop/heatherfishcreations
My shops will be on vacation once again while I head out of town for business, etc… All listings and operations will resume on the 9th of July. Thank you very much for your patience and understanding!
In so many words, I also informed him that I’m seriously considering pulling out of ebay after this is resolved, and going elsewhere because I cannot be ebay’s ping pong ball for vague guidelines and ebay-end representative description approval disagreements…
I’m back!! Over the course of the day today, I will slowly be relisting all of my items.
I had such a wonderful trip to Arkansas and thought I would include some images for you! I miss the Ozarks dearly. Among the places we visited were Long Pool, Haw Creek Falls, Blue Hole, Dover Lights Look-out, and a hwy 7 viewing stop. I also stopped by Jesseville and picked up some quality Arkansas quartz! Expect crystal items to be available in my shop very soon!
Folks, I have finally decided to take a vacation! Even when you love what you do, it is still easy to get burnt out from time to time.
“Art is not art because you like it. Art is art because it moves you in some way.”
Due to popular demand, I was able to shoot this quick little tutorial the other day as I had some plants in need of a hair cut and some cuttings in need of a home. So.. behold! – My new video tutorial: How to make your own glass terrarium.
I hope all five of you that regularly read my posts and the handful of spammers that proposition me daily have had a wonderful week! I am happy to say that I have finally…. FINALLY… caught up on all my back orders. What does this mean, you ask? This means that tomorrow, I will be able to complete the production on my latest video tutorial: Carving a bone hook | Movie Prop Replica (From Moana)
Because we have been so incredibly busy, we had a late Valentines Day and the Squishy surprised me with a trip to this wonderful place. A garden with romantic walkways, benches, flowers, history, chirping birds, etc? – He knows me so well.
I hope all you folks are doing wonderful on this fine fabulous day! I just want to make a quick post to share the tutorial video I just created. It will show you step-by-step how you can make your own antler plugs or tunnels.
SO… Do you guys remember that post I wrote the other day about holiday anxiety and the fact that it may be related to my holidays not going so smoothly? Well…. Here is a recap of my Thanksgiving… lol.
Already tonight I have been up waaaaaayyyy too long. 5:35 am? Yep… too long. What was that article I read about the other day that said people who had irregular sleep schedules, cussed a lot, and had messy living spaces where more intelligent? Right…
SO… I have a lot of wonderful things going for me right now. I have a wonderful husband who also happens to be my best friend, I’m working on my first full length book, I’m starting a YouTube channel and blog, I have a wonderful Etsy shop and amazing customers, I’m working on opening this functioning eCommerce website, and I have wonderful friends and family.
So what is missing?
So… I finally got around to editing and posting this! I am going to try my very best to do at least one a month. All of the items made for these tutorials will be giveaways, or gifts for friends or family. Enjoy!
It has come to my attention that the settings on my website’s back-end were causing pending orders to cancel after 60 seconds. In most cases, this is too quick for PayPal to complete a transaction, thus orders were being automatically canceled before process was even able to finish.
The truth is… everyone that works at home has their own truth.
Being an independent artist is not something that you can just wake up one day and decide to do. I didn’t go to bed one night as a poor college student, and wake up the next morning as my own boss that can pay my bills. It is a journey… a road with no speed limit… or pavement.
Lately, I have had an overwhelming amount of requests for peacock beads and accessories. I have listened and now have some awesome designs in the works! Stay tuned, and check out my Etsy site for the latest!
Hello interwebs! I just want to stop by and make a quick post about my upcoming server upgrade.
Butterflies, Butterflies, and more butterflies! Did I mention butterflies?
For the last few months, I have come to the realization that I am now a monarch butterfly surrogate mother. A while back, Adam and family from Adam’s Art and Bonsai gave me a little butterfly plant that he obtained from Epcot. I took it home and began cultivating it and all of it’s cuttings and seeds. While I knew it would be great for several species from butterflies to humming birds, I never quite realized the positive impact these plants have on the local monarch population.
It never fails… when I have things to do, I always get the flu. Keith got it, then I got it from him. Forgive me folks if it takes me a little while to respond to messages… I really feel horrible. *goes back to bed.
So… last night a got a wild hair and made a motivational wallpaper using some cute fonts and my bracelet image. Doodly dipptidy doodly doodly deedle! 🙂 Enjoy.
Soooo… As most of you know… I am a graphic designer. I have NEVER claimed to be a good web developer and would rather be head to toe in paint than sit and code. With that being said, I will be initiating some changes on my website within the next few days in an attempt to set up an eCommerce shop. I’m a complete noob, so hang in there with me.
I have made a tutorial for all you wonderful folks to watch. In it, I have made sure to discuss several ways in which you can measure your dreads successfully! 🙂