It would be worrying if the artist painted and his works piled up in the warehouse. As with everyone, painters, in particular, feel very rewarding when their works are shown to the public, and the message they wanted to convey through their paintings is well communicated. In addition, the joy will reach its peak when you find the right owner for your work. When I worked at a medical informatics research institute, an artist came to me for a while with his portfolios. The paintings were so wonderful that I still remember him, and he had the talent to express the sea's waves clearly and transparently. Our institute did not have the opportunity to buy the painting, and also, it is not as easy as it used to be for artists to sell their images. However, Nowadays there are many platforms online where anyone can sell their handmade works if they wish. Today, I want to show you Etsy among those platforms. In fact, I also recently opened Etsy shop. So I want to show you the extent of sharing my experience to the area that how it is structured before you are joining Etsy.
Etsy, Inc. is an American e-commerce company focused on handmade or vintage items and craft supplies. If you open a shop on Etsy, you will be charged a $0.2 fee for each product you register.
Preparations before joining Etsy seller
- Email to sign up for Etsy
- Create a PayPal account
- Determine the shop name
(English name consisting of 4-20 characters, use of other people's trademarks or abusive language is prohibited)
- Items to be listed and detailed description text
Etsy Seller Signup Process
Sign up by email. If you want to sign up with Google or Facebook, click the button below and if you have another email, enter that email address.
Click the button "Open your Etsy shop", and go to Etsy registration site.
Set your preferred language, home country of product sales, and currency.
Then which of these best describe you? --> The question determines whether you are full-time, willing to transition full-time or part-time.
Name the shop within 4-20 characters and check whether the name is available by check availability. The shop name can be changed only once after creating an account. Be careful. Choose a shop name and click the Save and Continue button in the red area above.
Click the Add a listing button to register your product. As I briefly introduced above, when you register a product, you automatically or manually pay a registration fee of 20 cents, and this fee must be paid every time a sale is made.
Click Add a listing to enter a product title, image, description, etc. Listings can be edited even after store registration.
Next, choose a payment option.
Click the button to the right of PayPal, which is the red part of the options. Here, we only introduced the PayPal part, but if you look below, you can see the mail and other methods. Please confirm it.
Enter your PayPal email address. Enter the same email again in the box below.
When you save your PayPal email address, you will see a message that the save was successful and you can see that the PayPal option is turned on in orange as shown below.
Now it's time to link your PayPal account for payment and deposit. Click Pay with Paypal, the red area below.
After confirming that your PayPal account is linked, click the Open Your Shop button.
The screen below is my personal edge shop that I actually opened.
I've put the shop's name, logo, and some items. We plan to work hard to decorate in the future. We hope that you will open your own online shop as well. Next, I will briefly introduce how to upload and operate products mainly based on pictures on Etsy.
I started making a website because many people around me asked about my background and work, but now I have a blog, and more and more people are looking for it. So, to express my gratitude to the people who visit my website, I will take this opportunity to change the monotonous front of the homepage.
The previous front page in website looked like below:
But I wanted to make it possible for people who click on my homepage here for the first time to see my blog posts at a glance. Recently, many applications have been developed to display updated blog content. Rather than a complicated technical explanation, I would like to show my case by introducing it briefly.
First, go to the FeedWind setup screen site like below : (Click on the screen below to go to the site)
This site is the simplest way to create dynamic content such as news feeds and blog feeds on your homepage.
It is free to use (during 14 days) and requires membership registration. Facebook or Google users just need to log into their account.
After 14 days, you pay for the service continuously:
Here is the service plan (click)
The following window will appear on the first screen.
A window for selecting the type of content source to be displayed, click RSS Feed here.
Then you will see the screen below.
Just put the blog feed address in the Feed URL window you see.
For instance, I put my address like this : https://www.annakoh.com/blog/feed/
For example: https://example.weebly.com/blog/feed/
Note: Weebly RSS feeds are not available from regular Weebly (non-blog) pages without using a 3rd party service. However, multiple blogs can exist on a single Weebly site each with their own feeds, so there is a workaround.
And select the options such as the size of the blog feed to be displayed in the menu below, the text format, the scroll speed, the image to be displayed, etc. according to the situation. Each time you select an option, you can see the different results in the right corner.
If there is a problem, the following message will appear.
In this case, you should double check your blog feed' URL.
TIP: Right-click on the RSS icon shown like below on the right, and use menu item: “Copy link address” from the menu.
If all goes well, it's time to insert it into the page where I want.
Once you have entered the feed URL, click the red rectangle menu (Save & Get code) on the screen below.
And then you can see the below window.
You can click the Copy Code button on the left. It means that you can copy the html code.
And then you should return to the menu bar in Weebly.
Click the Embed Code on the left sidebar like below.
In my case, I inserted the module at the bottom of the very first screen of the homepage.
Show a little patience, we're almost there. If you have passed this far safely, you will see the screen below.
Paste the copied code into the new code window and you're done. Results will be visible 5-10 seconds after seeing the loading message.
This makes the page much more readable and dynamic than before. I hope your website is like that too.
The pandemic has changed our daily lives a lot, and it greatly impacted my artistic activities. The offline exhibition did not know when to start again, and the long-prepared New York Expo was postponed indefinitely. Still, in the face of so many tragedies, those things didn't matter. So I started trying to change the canvas digitally. First of all, I needed a digital tablet to make this attempt a reality.
The quickest way is to ask a professional before buying anything. At this time, I got a recommendation from my brother-in-law, the art director of a game company, so I looked into Wacom. My goal was to find a digital pad that showed an effect as close to drawing as possible. Whether I would use this tablet for carrying around, its weight, screen size, or features were not a priority. It is more important to consider whether I can feel the same sensations as the feel of paper, the feeling of holding a brush, and touching the canvas with a brush. At that point, Wacom was not as perfect as brushing on paper, but it seemed like a good choice.
It takes time to get used to at first because you have to draw with a plastic pen on slippery glass rather than on textured paper, creating the effect of a brush. And although there are gloves to prevent slipping, I didn't buy them because I had to feel the sensation when drawing with my whole hand. Above all, the pen did not go in the desired direction, and it was slippery. Moreover, it wasn't easy because the part to control the concentration of the brush had to be calculated digitally rather than with water. However, the fact that the strength and weakness of the pen is directly reflected on the screen makes the development of technology feel real. In particular, in the case of illustrations, which are more complicated than Photoshop, because they have to calculate and draw vector images, the reflected speed and accuracy are high, so even a 4-year-old daughter can follow it well.
Another difference is that the screen is a long rectangle, so you can draw freely while looking at the Photoshop menu board. Another good thing is the different types of 10 nibs in the nib stand. Especially light pens are good because they don't require a separate battery.
Here, I mainly explained from the point of view of the person drawing the picture. If you need technical support or clarification, please go to the site below.
Digital Art by Wacom, Myungja Anna Koh, 2020
If you would like to make your own video clips, but have no time to create it. You can use below the platform to create your video. Before using it, I tried to make it by photoshops or other app, but it spend much time to do it. I hope that it will very helpful to you.
|Myungja Anna Koh||