Friday, May 15, 2009

Vicki Diane's- Artist Exposed - Mother's Day, Families at Etsy

Vicki Diane, Nerja, Spain

We have had the honor of being invited to share in a prestigious Etsy Treasury this past week on Mothers Day. The well known Vicki Diane, makes excellent treasuries called Artist Exposed. These treasuries are different in that they do not show the listing on the front page, they spotlight the Artist, instead!

The 12 invited Artist's families

This was our 2nd opportunity to have a cameo in one of Vicki Diane Artist Exposed Exhibits, however this one, had the focus of Mother's Day and Families that sell on Etsy. Vicki Diane's treasuries are always a huge success, with followers to boot, this particular one was a smashing event because we reached the 1000 unique views mark with over 1800 hits on the page! (actual count was 1070, with 1844 hits!)

1,000th Visitor~~~~~grid page countdown

Here are 2 more images of the Artist Exposed treasury. You will have to bear with me because I was not able to capture the complete 12 Artists at the same time while showing the view count. SO, the first image shows us, the upper 9 Artists chosen, when the 1,000th visitor arrived and the 2nd image is the grid page with 15 sec. to go, capturing the actual counts and hits until the treasury finally expired. The popularity for this Treasury was such that our"Hot"box color on the left side of the grid was red the very first day and stayed red throughout the duration. How fun was that? Wow!

~our entry~


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Art Careers - Bi Annual Art Show and Sale Jewelry Making

We just held our twice yearly Art Careers Jewelry sale here in Eugene,Oregon, on Friday, May 1st. It is always a fun event, with much laughter and lots of selling going on. Sarahbushka made over $200.00 this sale which was much better than our December sale!

We spent the better portion of our day at the Art Careers Show & Sale, with Sarah's shift being 11:00AM - 2:30PM, a stretch for her, considering she usually wants to "go home(?)" within a short time after arriving.

Today we brought along a McDonalds lunch, but she had to sit and watch it for over 45 minutes until noon time. It was perfect timing because when we got there the place was packed with people (it opened at 10AM), a nice and welcomed surprise for us.

Sarah and I entered and Sarah paused looking around, then walked in and started to greet people (like 'The Star' had just entered the building), then sought and located her own table (each artist has their own table of jewelry, with their picture and a short bio), and quickly planted herself down in her chair, looking very pleased. When people she knew walked up, she would stand and greet, shake hands, even hug some of them. Everyone was aflutter with excitement.

Shoppers that Sarah did not know, were greeted by Sarah holding a necklace up and saying "Beads!" each time...Each and EVERY time.

It was quite impressive to observe her handling her own business, even when I was asked to man the 'check-out' desk while the OIC ran an errand. I actually sat across the room from Sarah without her becoming upset, or anxious, or having the need to sit by my side. Sigh .... She's becoming indie..... ♥

I was now free to take pictures of the other artists that were present during our shift.
The images here are of tables of necklaces. Each artist has their own method of presentation. Some sort by color, some by style, and some use directional angles to present their necklaces.


necklaces by Emma



Below are some of the members that were not present during our shift at the Art Show & Sale.

Charity ♥ Jessa ♥ Jenna ♥ Sharlyn ♥

Lisa ♥ Joanna ♥ Roberta ♥ Angie ♥

After taking pictures we suddenly realized that 2 of the gals, Sarah and Emma, each had the same exact shirt on, that they were wearing in their table portraits! And the portraits were taken over a year ago! Go figure.

The 'gals' modeling their shirts in front of their old pictures with the
same shirts on.

~The things they love...they never part with. The last picture is proof of that.~