Sunday, July 4, 2010

Get to know your team: Raceytay

Hello again, team!  This week we're getting to know Tracey of Raceytay!  I chose her because she dominated the "most team treasuries made" competition that we didn't even know we were having (because we really weren't).  But she still made the most.... with 23 team treasuries!  Stand up wherever you are and give her a standing ovation!

I mean it.

Okay, you can stop now.  Let's get to know Tracey!

Ashli:  Who inspired you to be an Etsian?
Tracey:  The inspiration to open my shop came from Preeti, of Preetalina Photography. Seeing her selling photographs on Etsy was the kick in the pants I needed to get the ball rolling. I reserved my 'spot' on Etsy in September, but did not actually open up for business and start selling until almost December. I'd had an account at redbubble where they sell images, cards, calendars and the like but it didn't seem to be going anywhere. Etsy seemed the next logical step. Plus I knew another Flickrite who had a successful letter press shop on Etsy, which further convinced me. 

Ashli: What is your favorite thing about Etsy?
Tracey: My favourite thing about Etsy is that it is dynamic. It's always changing; with the seasons and the market. This keeps me from selling the same things over and over again. Also, it has helped me to believe in myself. I make nice photos. I finally believe it. Some of them are extraordinary. I finally believe that, too. They are hanging in the homes of people who don't know me, people I didn't give them to for free! Famous people own my photos. It's exciting and humbling at the same time. 


Ashli:  What is your favorite thing in your shop?
Tracey:  My Favourite shop item changes, right now it would be a tie between the Red Flyer Bike and the Field of Poppies. Although as I look through the items now, thinking on this question, "Sometimes, when you fall, you fly" jumps out at me. And I look to see it on the wall across the living room and I sigh - mainly at the quote (I love Neil Gaiman) but also at the photo and the memories it evokes. Least favourite? Wonderland. That photo took weeks to get right. I nearly gave up.

A little known fact about Tracey: "I am an introvert. I can go days without speaking to anyone. Happily :)"

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  1. Yay! I remember hearting the pigeon photo before CN started, and then became super excited when she joined the team! :D

  2. I can go without talking/seeing someone for days, too! Yay for the introverts! I'm actually an introvert/extrovert (I like to cover all the bases).
    Tracey, your photography is lovely, and so are you.

  3. definitely found Tracey before the team, and love her photography, she takes the pictures I would if I had the skill or the imagination to! (which obviously I don't!)

  4. You capture the most exquisite lighting through your photos, lucky for us your camera is quite talkative!

  5. Thank you for this opportunity, Team and Ashli. And thanks for the kind words, everyone :) I'm touched. Also? Was unable to comment until I got back to the house where I have Safari installed!


  6. I love Neil Gaiman too. and your photos.

  7. loved reading more about your work. you are an inspiration!