Sunday, October 16, 2011

Exploring new places: my journey into the land of Etsy

Big title, no?  But it pretty much sums up where I am right now.  My new Etsy shop feels a little foreign, and maybe a little scary, but I'm really excited about it (click on that dinosaur over there in the sidebar if you want to check it out).

I started toying with the idea of selling prints after I created these for my son's room:

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He and his friends completely flipped out when they saw the 16x24" prints I ordered -- and not from fear :)

They are so different from anything I've ever done.  My entire portfolio is made up of beautiful babies, kids, and families.  I'm proud of it, but this was something new and exciting.  And I thought maybe it was something that other people might want.

So I went for it.  Etsy makes it so easy to set up shop, how could I not try it?  And guess what!  There is already a cute kid somewhere in Australia who has these hanging in his bedroom.  It's so exciting!

There's just one problem:  a store needs more than one set of prints to be interesting.  As gorgeous as all of my babies and kids and families are, I can't exactly sell them on Etsy.  So I've been working on expanding my portfolio.  I added these four photos this week, with plans for many more:

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This is the LDS Jordan River Temple at sunrise:

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And this one is the LDS Oquirrh Mountain Temple.  I took it just this morning.  That little dot to the right of the temple is Jupiter.  It took me a bit of sleuthing to figure that out.  I thought maybe it was Venus.  How stupid ;)

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This has been such a great excuse to get out and take pictures.  I love it!  I want to get some fall leaves in the mountains but I'm not sure where to go.  Any ideas?

Thank you for your support in this new adventure.  I've definitely felt the love of my friends and family.

And I'm still very interested in taking pictures of your gorgeous babies, kids, and families!


Cath said...

Good for you! I think it's a fabulous idea!

Melinda said...

Thanks Cath :)

brooke ashley photography said...

Melinda, I think this is so awesome you are doing this!! You're awesome!

Melinda said...

Thanks Brooke :)