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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