I Just Opened An Etsy Shop
How It Began
If you’ve been following along and reading my stories, you know one of my hobbies is creating art.
I wrote a story about a non-toxic method to clean oil paint off of paintbrushes and a story about if acrylic painting is better than oil painting. TzeLin Sam commented on how it would be great if I can share some pictures of my paintings to the readers, and I’ve thought about it.
I have participated in several Reddit gift exchanges and enjoyed learning about and personalizing gifts for others.
Since 2019, I’ve created and sold pig mystery boxes through a social marketplace.
Starting 2020, I started painting again. I created custom paintings for family members.
My interest in the arts and craft and custom gifts led me to creating an Etsy shop.
Back in college, I remembered my mom mailed me a care package. I got a work study job and needed a second form of ID from the I-9 list, so she mailed me that along with two mooncakes. The mooncakes were totally unexpected.
This care package was personalized for me, because I enjoy eating mooncakes. At the moment, I felt touched about the thoughtful care package. Something as simple as two mooncakes brought me joy.
I want to re-create that experience for others. I ultimately want to fulfill locally sourced care packages that can be customized for any person or occasion to spread joy worldwide.
For now, on Etsy, I’ve started small and created a few listings. I may expand to offer more depending on the demand and if I have the bandwidth to fulfill additional orders.
One of the listings is for a custom acrylic painting of any animal you want.
I may explore other mediums like watercolor and oil pastels in the future. In case you’re wondering, I am currently not offering oil painting, because it takes time to dry, and consequently, this…