Saturday, August 30, 2008

Welcome New Members!

I just wanted to welcome our newest members. They've been added to our shop link list to the right. Below is a brief description of their shop, inlcuding links.

CTStudios - hers is quite the eclectic shop. All of the items are beautiful, but her mosaics are among my favorites. When you visit her shop, check out Starman.

dirtydishes - the tag line "the store for things I won't show to my mother" made me smile. Her "Put On Your Big Girl Panties and Deal With It" mug is a favorite of mine.

We also have a new member who has several etsy shops, each with its own unique theme:

bayoubabe - stealing from her shop announcement, she features "whimsical figurative art." Solace Original Nude is especially lovely.

crookedtailcats - This shop just 'pops' with color for the feline lover. Precious the Crookedtail Cat caught my eye first.

greyhounddawgs - I used to have a greyhound so this shop really "speaks" to me. Homage Greyhound Print is beautiful.

roseheaven - This shop features a mother-daughter team creating mostly one of a kind works of art (their profile indicates that they'll be including prints). Lovely spiritual pieces. I especially like Midnight Cross.

Welcome to the LouisianArtisans Team!

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Friday, August 29, 2008

Treasuries! .... and More Treasuries!

Thanks to our LArtisans Etsy Team, there are *FIVE* active treasuries featuring LousianArtisan members:

  1. Lemon Yellow - curator: tu2cute. Fifty percent of the items featured are by team members. Click here to view. Please note that the link will expire at 12:37 pm on August 31.
  2. Green with Envy - curator: tu2cute. All LouisianArtisan items. Click here to view. This link will expire at 7:48 pm on August 31.
  3. LArtisans Team is Ready for Fall - curator: AccentEnvy. Click here to view. This link will expire at 6:36 am on Sept. 1.
  4. Darker - curator: tu2cute. Click here to view. This link will expire at 3:34 am on Sept. 1.
  5. Rainbow by LArtisans - curator: LisaRaspino. Click here to view. This link will expire at 8:22 pm on August 31.

Later I will post screenshots of these treasuries.

Way to promote the team, tu2cute and AccentEnvy!

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Last Night's Etsy Chat - A Recap

Turnout was small, but it was a lively bunch. A couple of the points discussed include:

Although the other networking sites (IndiePublic, MySpace, WeLoveEtsy, etc.) have message boards, we agree that the Google Group is our primary mode of communication among members. By all means, feel free to post of the other message boards, but if you have an official question about our group - or for our group - be sure to post it on Google groups. Revelant info will also be posted to our blog, but it's not as up-to-date.

  • AccentEnvy updated the committee list on Google Group to include the ideal number per committee.

She will post a deadline for signing up.

  • Should we invite Louisiana buyers to join our group, or perhaps a sub-group? If so, what access will they have to our Team networking sites?

Just an idea that's being tossed around. I'm sure you'll see more about this on the Google group page.

For those of you who attended last night's chat, thank you - it was great getting to know you. I hope everyone will mark their calendars for Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. for our next scheduled chat.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Etsy Treasury by tu2cute!

Did you see that LArtisans Team has a Treasury! Click here to be linked to it. It expires August 29 at 9:47 p.m., so be sure to check it out before then. Also, leave a comment on the treasury.

tu2cute is the curator and she did a great job putting it together!

AccentEnvy posted the following on our Google Group page (click here to read her post in its entirety):

"For now, if you create a treasury with 25% or more of LArtisans Team Members, post it on google group. Hopefully, all members will support and click pics and comment. Although this doesn't guarantee front page, it can move you up in the treasury, where you will be better noticed. "

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Monday, August 25, 2008

New Blog Feature - Links to Our Etsy Shops

If you'll look to the right sidebar, you'll see links to 39 team members' Etsy shops. I took these from the following link: LArtisansTeam's Favorites on Etsy. I'll check that link regularly so I can add new members to our blog list.

Right now, the list is in alphabetical order. I'll occasionally switch it up to reverse alpha, and I hope random order, from time to time. This way the last-but-certainly-not-least will sometimes appear at the top of the heap.

Please do me a favor: Click on your name to the right and be sure it links to your shop. If it does not, either comment here on the blog or convo me on Etsy and I'll fix it.


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Sunday, August 24, 2008

New Blog Feature - Where Else We Can Be Found

On the left sidebar, I've include "where else we can be found" and provided links to Flickr, IndiePublic, Google Groups, etc. I thought this might be a nice way to keep it all together in case someone misses something. If we create team pages on other venues, I'll add the links.

Also, I'll contact AccentEnvy soon for a membership roster so I can add links to your Etsy shops to the right sidebar. If you haven't formally joined the LouisianArtisans Etsy Team (tag: LArtisans Team), please convo AccentEnvy via Etsy. We want to be sure to include you!


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Thursday, August 21, 2008


Welcome to the newly formed LouisianArtisans Etsy Team (tag: LArtisans Team)!

A mere 10 days have passed since AccentEnvy sent out a convo inviting a few of us Louisiana-based Etsy sellers to meet in an Etsy chat room and discuss setting up a Louisiana Team.

Since that fateful convo on August 11th, here's what the team has accomplished:

  • Team Name: LouisianArtisans Etsy Team. If you're not yet a member of our team, but would like to join, send a convo to AccentEnvy - she's our group leader.

  • Etsy Tag: LArtisans Team. If you're a team member, please consider editing your listings to include this team tag. It will help other members find you easily when putting together a Treasury.

  • Google Group: LouisianArtisans, by invitation. If you're not a member of the group, contact AccentEnvy so she can add you.

  • Flickr Group: LouisianArtisans. Again, be sure AccentEnvy has your Flickr ID so she can add you to the group. If you're not familiar with Flickr, click here to learn more.

  • IndiePublic: LouisanArtisans, by invitation. If you're not familiar with this site, click here to learn more about IndiePublic in general, and click here to see the team page.

  • MySpace:

  • Blog: (not case-sensitive).

  • Etsy Chats: Wednesday nights at 8:30 p.m. We're having a great time getting to know one another.

A note about this blog:

We plan to promote our Etsy shops via links and slideshows, feature interviews with our members, applaud our accomplishments, discuss Etsy, share marketing tips, and identify local venues in which we can promote our products.

This blog is still in its experimental stage, so don't be surprised if you stop by one day only to discover it has a completely different look. I do plan to jazz up the banner.

I'd love to hear your ideas, too. Please leave a comment on this blog (or convo me).


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