Showing posts from August, 2017

Two sales and I need your help!

After opening my Etsy shop last week I sold two prints - hooray! I sold the two prints pictured above. Since then I have had some views of my Etsy shop, but not a huge amount and no more sales. I am new to Etsy, but I'm not sure how long it takes to make sales or whether I need to make some changes to my shop. So I would really appreciate your help in assessing what I am selling and have put together a quick questionnaire asking for your input. Please take a few moments to complete my survey here:  Zoe's Zen Art Survey . Before you complete it please take a look through my shop here: Zoe's Zen Art Etsy Shop It is completely anonymous so I won't know that you have completed it. Thank you so much everyone!

Zoe's Zen Art Etsy shop is open for business!

I've done it! I've opened my Etsy store and have prints of some of my drawings available to buy, like the seal drawing above. I've already sold two and need to sell a few more before I can restock, so if you like something get in there quick before someone else does! You can visit my Etsy shop here: Zoe's Zen Art Etsy Shop
I've had various suggestions that perhaps I should have these drawings printed on cards or tea towels or aprons. What do you think? Would you buy them? I'm totally new to producing prints and having an Etsy shop and I am very open to ideas. All feedback is gratefully received. If you would prefer to email your feedback rather than comment feel free to contact me on - thank you!
As I mentioned in my previous post, for every print sold until the end of September 2017 I will be donating £2 to Zero Waste Week. Zero Waste Week starts on the 4th September this year and there isn't long left to go - so don't forget to sig…

The proofs are in the post and an exciting announcement!

Ever since I started this blog, my plan has been to sell prints and to make them as eco-friendly as possible. I've been researching materials and  came to the decision to get some of my drawings printed on bamboo fine art paper using the Giclee method. Giclee means that the print is printed from a high resolution digital file, onto archival quality fine art paper and using long lasting inks, which should last for years. It also means using a specialist ink jet printer. 
Compared to other art printing methods there is limited waste, as each print can just be printed off as and when needed. Any offcuts are recycled by the printer and these prints should last a lifetime if cared for well. I chose bamboo paper because it is the most eco-friendly option available at the moment. Other fine art giclee prints are often printed on cotton. Cotton is very pesticide and water intensive, which is not good for the environment and bamboo is fast growing and needs less in the way of pesticides.�…

Kitchen tile art

What have I created here? I think it would make a nice kitchen tile! I drew it when I was on a lovely relaxing weekend away with my husband without the kids. We booked a gorgeous Airbnb place in a little hamlet near Henley and I was experimenting with filling a page. One section was inspired by a chest of drawers - see if you can spot it. 
If you have a spare weekend, Henley is a great place to visit in summer time, especially in the run up to the regatta (or on the regatta weekend). We went the week before and there were loads of rowers training hard for the big day. It was fun to walk along by the river, watch them train and do a bit of duck spotting! There is also a bandstand by the river in the other direction to where the rowing happens. I really enjoyed sitting in the sunshine listening to a band play and do a bit of drawing out and about.
Where's your favourite place to go away for a weekend in the UK and what can you see in the picture?