The first day of the art fair at Delicieux was disappointing but the second day was much better for all the artists involved. I sold two framed prints and a couple of unframed ones from my Doug Wellyn’s Potting Shed Prints. Debbie, the owner of the café, is intending to have a Christmas Fair throughout December with artists and craftspeople paying per day, per weekend or per week. I’ll certainly be looking at this.
Meanwhile I have a large number of Doug Wellyn prints still to sell, so last night I loaded a couple up onto Folksy.com with two more this evening. The plan is to upload a few on a regular basis. This is the first time I’ve tried to use Folksy to sell my prints. It has thrown up a few concerns already. Where are my prints? I’ve searched for ‘screen print’ and there are over 30,000 apparently. Is there any way of narrowing the search? I’m used to searching on ebay where it is easy to narrow things down. I don’t know where my prints are in the 500+ pages. Another concern is that the first few prints on the first page this evening are the same as yesterday. Is this normal?
A further concern is again based on my experience of ebay. When I list items there I am able to save a listing as a template. With Folksy it appears that you have to enter everything each time. Fortunately I saved the information section as a text document. But filling in the rest is a hassle. All my prints are the same material, same price, same postage. Have I missed something? At least it is easy to share on Twitter and Facebook with my friends and followers, some of whom may be interested, but reaching Josephine Public?
Is Etsy any easier to use? I’m thinking of using Buy Now on ebay, as I am familiar with that, but don’t want to bother setting up an Etsy account if it is no better than Folksy. Advice please!
Meanwhile please check out my Folksy shop. Any feedback gratefully received!