It is a rare joy to log in to Etsy, and see one's work on the front page. I watched the views on this Flared Bowl with Aqua Mod Flowers, go from 100 to 600 in an hour! I decided to get a screenshot of this treasury, curated by The Storque to promote the new Mother's Day Showcase. Spots went on sale yesterday, and will be up, with a link on the front page, starting April 1. When I realized I had no idea how to do a screen shot, I dashed over to the Forums. The new search feature, where you are now able to search Forum titles instead of only being able to search post content, worked like a charm. I found what I needed in seconds. I only managed to get half the screen, but it was the half I needed. Thanks, fellow Etsyans!
The forums are not only a great place to find whatever information you may need about the site, but also a fun place to check in throughout the day. When you work alone, a little bit of human interaction, even cyber-human, is therapeutic. The Etc. section is by far my favorite, with topics ranging from the poignant to the absurd.
Well, I have a lot of work to do today. This includes trimming, putting handles on mugs, unloading the kiln, photographing new work (if it is light enough to do so), posting on Etsy, and decorating an entire kilnload of work, so that I can have another bisque going tomorrow. This is, by far, the fastest kiln turnaround I have ever attempted; I'll let you know how it goes!
I anticipate being up into the wee hours of the morning. Thankfully, I have a headset for my phone, and a fabulous girlfriend in Minnesota who is always up late making her merch. Kristin and her husband, Andre, are Clear Mountain Craft. Kristin makes high fire white stoneware pottery, and can sew pretty much anything under the sun, and Andre makes lampworked glass pendants and earrings. They are an awesome pair, and have 2 super cute kids. They moved to Minnesota 6 months ago, but I forgive them.