Tuesday, May 12, 2009

True Confessions

This has been a week of challenges, resistance and creative procrastination. There, I've said it!

Bonnie Tarses Designs, my Etsy Store is kinda up (not much on the shelves yet). My mastery of weaving sure doesn't carry over to setting up an on-line store. I am well out of my comfort zone and have hesitated to share my shortcomings.

I have found that if I do something fun first, then I can spend about a half hour working on the store before I have go run away from the computer. So HELP! Please stop by my store and give me some feedback---like prices too high, prices too low, typos, unclear descriptions.

It is certainly a work in progress. I decided to list the easiest things first, so more items will appear daily.

I know most of you are not "into" astrology and the term "Mercury Retrograde" doesn't mean much. Just let me say that starting a new venture during a retrograde Mercury would have astrology buffs shaking their heads in disbelief. Mercury is the planet that rules communication....need I say more.

TO KIMBERLY! I have not been able to email you. My messages to you keep bouncing back. (another example of Mercury Retrograde)


Gerrie said...

Hats off to you, Bonnie, for trying something new! That'll show ol' Mercury!

I did look at the etsy shop. Love the banner! Interesting how the banner colors and the pictures of your wares all seem to work together nicely. Boy, do those cashmere bags tempt!

Regarding the box of six cards, I hit "add to cart" and then it wasn't clear to me how I would know what my image choices were and how I could communicate the choices to you. (of course, with Mercury retrograde, maybe that is impossible. ;-) )

I've never set up an Etsy shop but it looks like you've started with a tricky bit!

Good luck!

Bonnie said...

Thanks for the feedback Gerrie. I just went back in and added a little something that might make it clearer. (plus some more images)
Gosh, I haven't even gotten dressed today!

Cate Rose said...

The shop looks great, Bonnie. I love your banner, the photos are saturated, and your mix of items is unusual. Good for you for doing it! All the best with it.

Anonymous said...

Bonnie, I feel your pain. Just took a quick look at your Etsy site b/c I'm drained from working all day on my own website-to-be, and the first thing I noticed is how warm and inviting the colors are. It's looking good!

Bev said...

Oh, do I ever know about Mercury Retrograde!!

I really like your site and have added you to my favorites. Your color sense is amazing to me.