23 April 2012

Etsy Front Page on Earth Day

Earth Day came and passed, just like the rain storm that woke me up on Sunday.  After taking quiet actions that have already become a routine, my family had a healthy dinner of baked salmon with mashed potatoes and fresh green salad. Perfect for Earth Day.

It was a day of walking, unplugging, non-buying, avoiding plastic and reusing paper (as usual); a typically chilly, early-spring day in Norway.

island in the stream photograph
Island in the stream by Kanelstrand

I knew there weren't going to be any surprises on Sunday but how little I knew. 

Right after dinner, I got an email from my dear friend ELK with the best news I could get - my photo was featured on the front page of Etsy. Excited? No, I was ecstatic! 

This was my first time on the front page since I had opened my shop, and so soon after I re-branded! For those of you who don't know, a few weeks ago I finally gave up on my one of a kind felted bracelets to start selling fine art photography prints. 

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Etsy front page on Earth Day

A big thank you to Liz from GreenGrass for the beautiful treasury! I am really proud to be among such beauty!

What a better moment to be on the front page than Earth Day! I am choosing to take this coincident as the sign that I am on the right track with my photography! 

But I want your help too. Please, take a look in my freshly re-built shop and tell me which print is your favorite and why. You know how much I trust your opinions, don't you!

24 comments:

  1. Oh Sonya, congratulations my dear friend!!! I am so happy for you! I knew you would have success with your amazing photographs! What a wonderful way to start the week!

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    1. Thank you, Laurie! I really needed a good start!

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  2. Congrats Sonya!! Your new shop is amazing! Already hearted some of my favorites :-), thanks to the FP :-)
    I'm also on the way to make a more cohesive shop :-)

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    1. Thank you, Emmanuelle! Good luck with your shop too!

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  3. Wow, congratulations! That's so amazing, you must have been ecstatic! And what a wonderful Earth Day surprise. :)

    I wish you the best of luck selling your fine art photography - I have to say, I really like "Hope is the Thing with Feathers" and "Foggy Norwegian Woods". :) Your "If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It" typography is fantastic, too!

    Happy Earth Day, Sonya!

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    1. Yes, I was ecstatic, Taylor! Thank you for taking a peek in my shop :)

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    2. You're welcome - good luck with your prints!

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  4. Woo hoo! That's so exciting! Congrats! I didn't know you re-vamped your shop, I'm off to take a look. :-)

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    1. Yay! I hope you like what you see there!

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  5. hey, yesterday was MY first time on the front page ever as well! CONGRATS!!!! Isn't it great?
    Jade

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    1. Really?! What an exciting coincident! We must have been two very lucky and talented ladies then :) Let us wish ourselves many more front pages resulting in many sales!

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  6. That's awesome!! And, that photo is even more awesome! Love it! And congrats!

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  7. I love the Pink Cherry Blossoms and Cloud print! And the three feathers one! So, so pretty. :oD

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    1. thank you Brittany. I'm sorry I don't have bald eagle feathers but I am glad you like the brown ones as well :))

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  8. I was so happy to see your lovely photo on the FP.. it is really a special feeling when an artist knows so many people who love small shops will see a piece that you created! You know I really love all of your photos for their simplicity, unique qualities and ethereal feeling ...

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    1. Yes, it is a very special feeling! And you must know it so well, having in mind how often your beautiful stones are on the front page!

      Thank you for your warm words, Elaine!

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  9. Congrats, Sonya! That's fantastic! You already know I think your photography is awesome, and clearly other people do too! I'm glad you are selling prints now. :)

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    1. Thank you, Mary! You know that I appreciate your opinion a lot!

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  10. It IS a beautiful coincidence! Congratulations!

    I'm sad for the abandoned felted bracelets... but your photography is tremendously magical & mysterious, and totally deserving of your time & Focus.

    Which one do I prefer? I couldn't chose just one... but I find those with water reflections really entrancing. :)

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    1. Ah, poor bracelets. I loved them but they hurt my arms so much and didn't turn out as popular as I thought. Being one of a kind is not always so good...

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  11. love love your surrealist take on photography! I couldn't choose a fave, but my daughter and I especially like the little villages.

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  12. Congrats for making the front page Sonya!! Your collection of photography is so beautiful, your front page debut was perfect on Earth Day!
    Valerie
    Everyday Inspired

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