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Thanks to Sarah Beattie at for creating this wonderful article about my Etsy shop and Gift of the Rose!

Have you heard of Etsy?  Today we’re going to take a look at one of the sellers on there I’ve had the pleasure of working with. Before we continue I’d like to go into a little more detail on Etsy and what you can expect there for those who are unfamiliar with the website.

Last year, over $180.6 million-worth of goods were sold on Etsy. The team behind this online marketplace for handmade crafts is helping many sellers offering them a platform to sell their merchandise. If you haven’t been there yet, its quickly becoming the best place online If you’re looking for handmade creations, vintage, and supplies for making art yourself.

In my opinion especially living in todays times, what makes this place different is that your not shopping for factory line goods made in china – you get something unique here which you will not find in stores. For this reason items you find on Etsy also make great and thoughtful gifts for others.

Browsing Etsy is both exhilarating and exhausting. There is enough here to mount an astonishing museum exhibition. There is also plenty of junk. Most of all there is a dizzying amount of stuff.

I work with Etsy shop owners on a weekly basis and personally look at hundreds of shops every month, working with some of the more dedicated ones. I’ve seen it all and I know what to look for in a good shop. Today we’re going to be taking a closer look at one of the better shops you’ll ever find on Etsy and one that I highly recommend you browse and shop.

Today we’re looking at La Galeria on Etsy They specialize in Original & Prints of Watercolor, Acrylic & Oils.

Artist Bio:

Welcome to my shop! I’m a full time artist from Rochester, NY. I’m inspired to paint from nature and any subject matter that captures my artistic spirit, I use the medium that will best covey my artistic inspiration.

BE MY GUEST Summer of 2012 I will be having my first Solo art exhibit titled “Gift of the Rose”, it’s about the language of colors in roses and it’s meaning as expressed through my art and your stories or poems shared at my blog for the exhibit. The exhibit is dedicated to my sister who died from chronic asthma. My dream is to gather stories and or poems along with my artwork from the exhibit and publish a book where the proceeds go to the Golisano’s Children’s Hospital to further benefit the Pediatric Asthma Support. Help my vision of children without asthma, visit:

Share your story or poem today!

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOPS I enjoy teaching watercolors and offer workshops. If interested in hosting a workshop in your area, send me an email for workshop details. My focus is to build solid foundations of the principles of art, specifically color knowledge and application. In addition, I share my glazing techniques and a unique innovative way to showcase your watercolors without glass.

This shop has nothing but positive feedback, which is a very good sign. I’ve also found them very pleasant to deal with myself. Looking at the prices they are most reasonable and you can get the items shipped to your door at low rates. If you register on Etsy you can also contact the owner via conversations if you have any specific questions. I highly recommend you take a moment to do this, as registration is easy and will allow you to more easily keep in touch when making your purchase. So what are you waiting for? Head over to their shop and find something nice! And while you are there, do not forget to favorite them and perhaps even like them on facebook or follow on twitter!

Here is the link you need to use!


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