I would like to introduce this weeks blog feature Amy Wright from Over the Fence Art. Amy makes original handmade art and fine photograph greeting cards with a light hearted nature and animal theme. She started her Etsy shop in November 2010 - http://www.etsy.com/shop/overthefenceart In the near future Amy will be branching out into selling larger matted photographic prints and pendants/necklaces which will also feature her art and photography.
Happiness is Spring! Greeting Card http://www.etsy.com
When Amy isn't creating she enjoys riding my horses, running with my labrador, gardening, cooking new vegan recipes, updating my farm house and of course taking more photographs! She is the mother of two teens, and in her words "they are becoming amazing adults and I am proud to be their mother. They bring so much joy and love to my life."
Miniature Donkey Mother and Baby Photo Card http://www.etsy.com
During her daily life Amy looks up to her parents, brothers, children and dear friends as her most treasured role models. "I am grateful for their guidance and support every day" she says. She lives her life by the inspiring motto, "Have the heart to follow your heart and intuition". As well as Steve Jobs words "They somehow already know what you truly want to become".
'Bee Mine' Greeting Art Card http://www.etsy.com
If you are new to Etsy or selling your artwork online, Amy has some great advice to help. She recommends that first of all you need to do research. Research prices,(Shipping and merchandise), tags, treasuries, chats on Etsy and take advantage of the free advice on the live Etsy live feeds and Etsy help sites. Join and get involved with teams that have the same items for sale in their shops. They are a great source for advice and inspiration. There are a lot of discussions within the individual teams that can help answer many of your questions.
Thank you so much Amy! Your artwork and photographs are beautiful!