Happy Birthday Akamatra!!!5:29:00 PM
It’s late in the afternoon and I am surfing the net. As I am
drooling over Ryan Gosling’s photos reading an
interesting piece on ecology, I stumble upon Tatiana’s post on facebook. Yet
another of her whimsical and beautiful shadow boxes. I am so proud of my cousin
and her work! I click the link and gaze over the beauty of what she’s made.
Another click and something weird happens. The page goes white and then slowly fills up with small square pictures of … you name it … everything you can ever imagine!
Earrings, rings, clothes, dolls, beads, laptop cases, shoes, necklaces, more beads, bags, soaps, photos, toys, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING in bright color is filling up my screen and I am left mesmerized! I am watching in awe as the screen fills and new items appear, new small squares of joy and inspiration.
I’ve found etsy.com! Better yet, etsy.com has found me!
Some clicks and two years later, I am sending a convo to a customer to let her know I’ve shipped her order; I am laughing with my friends at the EGST forum; and finalize the details of my new bow description.
Has it really been two years? Oh yes! Two whole years of another world into my world. A place to be myself, to create and learn how to create best, to meet new people and interconnect, to find inspiration, to get help and help others, a place that helped me remain sane despite the surrounding insanity.
It really has been two years since I’ve found etsy, I’ve opened my shop and became a member of this outstanding community. My joy is indescribable and even if I can’t put my feelings into words, I am sure that every etsy seller out there knows. They know what I feel and they know what I mean when I say that etsy has changed my life.
This community has become my long lost neighborhood, these people have become my new friends. I am again a child out in the street playing with my friends. You cannot top that!
Thank you friends, thank you etsy.