Not only was I growing a baby blog this time last year, I was also a newbie to Etsy. I'd opened my shop that February but felt too overwhelmed to put anything into it until that July. Some of you might not know this, but I'd put my art on hold for 15 years to be a stay at home mom and then an art teacher- so I really had to relearn the creative process and rebuild my self confidence as an artist. Enter Etsy teams.....I started by joining VAST (Visual Artists Street Team) and saw that a lot of the artists had blogs of their own- so I started exploring- remember I was also trying to find my way in blogging at this time too. Through VAST, I found Angie of Artangel
who has a WONDERFUL blog....and her links led me to Maggie's "The Magpie Nest"
to make what is becoming a rather long story, short-er, everything about IA seemed bursting with creative energy and inspiration- it was a team that I wanted to be part of- and I HAVE been for almost a year now! The team has also been growing steadily for the past year, enough so that as much as I'd like to show examples from each of our talented ladies, there really isn't enough room here. Hop over to Inspiration Avenue to check everyone out- while you're there, check out this week's challenge; "Decide".
Cheers, and don't forget to enter my giveaway (the link's at the top of this page) if you haven't already done so- there are 3 opportunities to enter- go check it out!