Tag: Etsy

Etsy Tips for Beginners and Healthy Breakfast

I know, super odd combo but creative types at home need to eat healthy. It’s so hard to leave those chips alone when they are right there all the time.

This is a great video for new to Etsy folks:

I’m doing most of those but I keep forgetting to find a great source for the stiff mailers. Still need to get on that. For now when I get an order for a print I can grab one from the post office. The local Staples only has enormous ones so they are no good. Amazon might be my best bet. The corrugated cardboard I would for now just rip up a box we have lying around. Maybe Amazon sells boxes of card I’ll find out.

I swapped my kettle bell with my friend today who has a slightly heavier one so watch this space. I’ll probably drop it on my foot ;0). I keep swapping between smoothies for breakfast and two eggs. You can get real bored with breakfasts so I went looking on YouTube for a more interesting one and came across this:

Brad Gouthro has the best fitness advice. Would you eat that for breakfast? I feel a poem coming on:

Kettle bells
Bacon smells
Chocolate yells
Scale tells

Hee hee Happy creating!

Ewe News


Time for our weekly segment, Ewe News.



  • “First up in Ewe News is Catherine has sold her first art print of a sheep from her Etsy shop, Drips and Sploshes to a buyer in England all whilst she was jumping in a leaf pile with her kids. Those English love their sheep.”


  • “There is a great new resource for artists by our blogging friend, Sofie,ย showing us how to promote your art. ย I think you have to be a newsletter subscriber to get the password.”
  • “Wrapping up the news today are a few noisy sheep and goats with their bleating in a muddle. Whatever are they trying to say?

I’ll do a collage tutorial on Friday. Hopefully some supplies arrive by then. Have a great week!
Catherine ๐ŸŽจ


What’s going on at Sheep Central


Collating the lessons and news of the week in an illegible list is the new black lol.

I forgot one thing. I discovered onlineimageresizer.com to help you get your images avalable for different products on Society6. So helpful!

Spontaneous Fridays! (unless I plan them) ๐Ÿ˜œ

So please pop over to Erik’s and Tracy’s blogs.


I can’t find the great video I watched about Etsy that I found on Pinterest but wow there is a lot of advice out there. I’m doing tonnes of research.

My short term plan is to buy a few boxes so I can at least calculate shipping properly and then put that in my descriptions. The more info you give buyers the better.

I’m also going to find the Facebook group for the night market in Kingsville and see if I can sell paintings there.

So much to do where is that calming coloring book? ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Have a great weekend!

Catherine ๐ŸŽจ






Just when I said I’d stick to pencil the paints come out. Consistent is not my name ๐Ÿ˜‰

It’s March Break next week so I’m going to have a blogging break and when I come back I’m going to try twice a week blogging.

I’ve got a wild idea to write some personification poems to go with my animal sketches and put them in a book.

I’m super inspired every day by the wonderful artwork around the blogs, on Twitter and Instagram. Here’s an abstract I did after browsing some abstracts on Instagram:

20160308_211610I’m not 100% sure I’ve finished with it.

On the Etsy front, I can’t wait to get a new printer and make my own prints. I probably should have done that before I opened it – oh well.

Dare greatly and paint wildly!


Creative friends

I accidentally reblogged Jill’s post to my old blog ๐Ÿ˜ตย so please fly over and read it at Jill’s.





I was doing alright until I tried the face. A two year old could have done it better.

It’s a lot easier with an art app and those fonts that are a bit blurry.

I’m a bit closer to having an Etsy shop. I’m so unfamiliar with the bank terms here that I had to get a print out and explanation of all the different codes I need to get paid on Etsy. It might be up and running by the end of the week ๐Ÿ˜€.

As soon as it is, I’ll share some general basics of things to consider when opening a shop.

Happy creating!