April 4, 2014

April 4-6, 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend

Welcome to the April 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend Blog Post!
Every month members of our team show off items from their shop by listing them in our team "event thread" HERE.
Delaware Treasures by KatyRosePhotography

This virtual art walk is hosted by the AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) every month, and location teams like ours are encouraged to ask our team members to add items so that visitors like you can click through and "Art Walk" at your leisure and see cool things from all over the world.
Here is a link to the AWETeam April Art Walk blog post.

The weather is finally starting to warm up, and this month is a great time to visit local art walks, like the Wilmington Art Loop. We have a couple of our Delaware Etsy Team members showing off their work at location around the loop!

Eric Zippe Imagemaker
Eric Zippe will be at Bellefonte Arts in North Wilmington.

Lisa Joy Goodman

Lisa Joy will be at Bloomsbury Flowers on Market Street.

Here are some items from our First Friday Discussion thread that will have you ready to grab up your stuff, wash away winter, and head outdoors...
Curacao Waterfront Fine Art Photography by KatyRosePhotography
Beach Tote by ChicOneStudio
Bath Salts Pearberry by ClaireBearSoaps
Purple Blue Plaid Pleated Purse by LJKCustom
Crochet Fuzzy Bunny Hat by AdventuresInYarnia
And you can always check out our Delaware Etsy Street Team Members Shop Etsy Mini's to "window shop" our team anytime!

Happy First Friday!
Hope you get a chance to get out and see local art!

March 7, 2014

March 7-9, 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend

Welcome to the March 7-9, 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend post for the Delaware Etsy Street Team. We are enjoying every moment of the sunshine here in Delaware and cannot wait for it to melt the winter snow away and bring on the buds of spring...
Mini Pixie Dust Glass Marble Necklace by RedHeart13

This monthly online blog-hop type event is hosted by the "AWETeam" (Art Walk Etsy Team) and we create our own post to show off members of our own local team.
First Friday Art Walk Weekend
We then link up with the current AWETeam thread which allows people to click and visit places all over the world through Etsy shops!

There are many local galleries and shops that participate in local First Friday or similar events.
Here are some links if you are interested in going and seeing live art and possibly meeting the artist!
Wilmington, DE
Elkton, MD
Oxford, PA
Philadelphia, PA

Here on our blog we have a calendar of Local Events.
We also have a page designated to team members Etsy shops (it's like window shopping!)

And you can click HERE to see all of our team shops participating in this months AWETeam hosted First Friday Art Walk Weekend.
Mermaid Hair Clip by TheHairBowPatch
Quilled Paper Mushroom by ThePaperyCraftery
Agate and Quartz Necklace Set by AREXRODECREATIONS
Faerie House Small Art Doll Sculpture by ToadstoolsNTreestump
Getaway Weekender Tote by LJKCustom
Ceramic Ring Bowl Botanical Impression by MarshaNealStudio
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and check out some of the local Delaware Artisans and their work!

February 7, 2014

February 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend

Welcome to the February First Friday Art Walk Weekend blog post for our
Delaware Etsy Street Team!

Snow and Winter are quite lovely, but it probably has many of us feel like we are going mad from being stuck indoors!
Eastern State Penitentiary Philadelphia by EricZippeImagemaker

So get out of the house a bit and see some art during this First Friday Art Walk Weekend!
Including Photographer Eric Zippe at Zaikka Grill on the Wilmington, DE Art Loop

Please swing by our "February Event Thread" to see all of the wonderful items by our team members when you are back home safe and warm.

Every month the AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) hosts this event where we can help show off our Handmade Art, our unique supplies to make art, or our vintage item collections and help to promote each other by participating in this event.

Here a sampling of what our members on our team create:
Quilled Paper Cupcake by ThePaperCraftery
There are a number of local art loops happening this month, and a number of our D.E.S.T. members have been found at different locations in and close to Delaware showing off their work.

January 3, 2014

Delaware January 2014 First Friday Art Walk Weekend

Welcome to the First Friday Art Walk Weekend post for the Delaware Etsy Street Team.
Winter Wonderland Fine Art Photography by KatyRosePhotography

Every month the AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) hosts this event through their blog and Etsy team page where members of their team link up.

As an Etsy Team, the Delaware Etsy Street Team participates by creating our own post where members of our team can go in and add up to 4 items from their shop that represent their work.
Then we link up our post to the AWETeam to help promote our team to a broader audience.

So while winter storms are setting in and most local Art Walks are taking a break this month,
you should stop on over and check out the work of our team members.

Here is a sampling:
Quilled Paper Ampersand by ThePaperCraftery
Teal Truck & Old Barn Fine Art Photograph by KatyRosePhotography
Dark Eyed Junco Porcelain Pendant by MarshaNealStudio
More shops may add items as the weekend goes on, so check back!

And you can cruise all of our D.E.S.T. member shops via their Etsy Minis we have set up on our members page on this blog.

Happy First Friday!

December 6, 2013

Delaware First Friday Art Walk December 2013

Welcome to our December Post for the First Friday Art Walk Weekend!

This post focuses on two aspects of this weekend full of Art celebrations:
2. Local Gallery and Shop openings that feature great local Delaware Etsy artists - Links below!

This is the first month where Etsy Local has launched and if a Etsy shop owner has created or linked up to an event, you can just type in your town and see what is going on locally! A superb addition to linking up this HUGE online arts community with more local flavor.

Speaking of local Flavor!
You can find a bunch of local artists this month on the Wilmington, DE art Loop!
Taste of the Holidays at the Delaware Center for Horticulture  12/6/13 from 5-9pm
Featuring Artwork by Eric Zippe Imagemaker

DCCA Alternatives Holiday Craft Show Friday and Saturday
Featuring Artwork by Jenny Davies-Reazor
Nicole Kristiana
And SO many other artists - check out the December Art on the Town Art Loop Guide
December 2013
Other local art loops:

If you happen to be towards the Middletown or Newark side of Delaware this weekend, don't miss out on the Art at the Mill Holiday Show Friday & Saturday.

And next week there is a Holiday Pottery Sale at the Art Studio at Absalom Jones Community Center:
Dec 9-11, 2013 (10am-8pm)
Dec 12, 2013 (10am-4pm).

Art is Everywhere this weekend!!!
Don't forget to check out our online Art Walk too!
Patchwork Christmas Ornament by TheGoodOleDays
Quilled Paper Snowmen Pair by The Papery Craftery
Felt Reindeer Hair Clip by ACrystalGarden
Copper Earrings Mixed Media Sterling Silver by FitzUniqueli

PS - also check out the AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) that hosts this online Etsy event!

December 5, 2013

Delaware Etsy on Instagram

With the use of social media, it is easy for us to see about various topics by typing in a keyword or series of words starting with a hashtag. Such as #DelawareEtsy through Instagram.

We can see (in theory) what our Etsy team members are up to creating work in their studios, at shows, new work in their etsy shops, and more on their creative process. That is if they remember to use #DelawareEtsy when they are sharing an image.

Here is what a screen shot of the feed looks like:
#DelawareEtsy on Instagram (viewed via Statigram for website sharing)
And they have a cool gadget where we can promote the current feed (like what you see on the side bar) that you can put into any size, and you just copy and past the html code into your post.

Hopefully as more of our Delaware Etsy Street Team use Instagram and use the #DelawareEtsy tag, you will see this feed change.

And you can also see our team related posts by checking out #DelawareEtsy on Twitter, FaceBook, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.

December 1, 2013

Arden Holiday Shoppe Today

Looking for some great Artist Made items for this holiday season?
Maybe you just want to get out of the house, get away from the everyday routine and see some Art?

The annual Arden Holiday Shoppe is going on today from 11am to 4pm at the Arden Guild Hall.
Arden Holiday Shoppe Dec 2013
Visit ArdenClub.org
We have two talented Delaware Etsy Artists showing their work there.
(their work may differ individually from these representational photos taken from their active Etsy shops).

Jenny Davies-Reazor

Mixed Media, Shrine, Handmade Jewelry, Ceramic Artist
JDaviesReazor Antique Copper Collage Earrings
JDaviesReazor Ceramic Floral Heart Earrings

Sarah Chase Dressler

Handmade OOAK Art Dolls, Jewelry, Paintings, and more...
Ariel Shakespeare Art Doll by ToadstoolsNTreestump
Rainbow Pearls Gemstone Necklace by ToadstoolsNTreestump
Want to find more Etsy Artists locally?
Check out this new "Etsy Local" tool that Etsy has just launched - just type in the area you are looking to shop or travel to!

November 30, 2013

Shop Small Shop Local Small Business Saturday

You've been hearing about Small Business Saturday for a few years now.
Totally a marketing ploy to get you to help support your local communities and small businesses by keeping your hard earned money going round in places you live...
It's a very good idea to try to market for our communities!
With our Delaware Etsy Team being based on local artists and sellers in the area that have Etsy shops, we are very pleased to announce that Etsy.com has expanded an option to all of us to show off where you can find our work in person - it's called ETSY LOCAL.

This is the kind of positive movement we love to see come out of the Etsy community.
So get out to wherever you are locally and help support your local small businesses!

Bellefonte, DE Shop Small - Skip the Mall 11/30/13 Town Event!

Bellefonte Arts: Shop Small - Skip the Mall!

November 29, 2013

Black Friday Delaware Etsy Shop Small

Delaware is such a great place to go shopping as those with addresses within our state lines are home of "Tax Free Shopping".

Delaware Etsy Black Friday Treasury Collection
And shopping is what a lot of people do on Black Friday - although you will find a good portion of people avoiding the crazy hype and staying home to spend time with family and friends, decorating for the upcoming holiday season (or whatever it is you plan on doing over the long weekend if you don't have to work).

Many of our Delaware Etsy Team members are helping to promote their work and some are even offering up specials this weekend to help get in on the holiday shopping season:
This weekend kicks off with Black Friday (11/29) to Small Business Saturday (11/30) to Cyber Monday (12/2).

With these three days of marketing ahead of us, and some local craft shows popping up this weekend - check back with us every day to see what is going on!

We have two places where you can find our team shops promoting items they are selling:
1. Our Etsy Discussion Thread.
2. This Inlinkz Gadget below:

And please remember to get out a bit and shop small and local on Small Business Saturday!
Take a break, get a bite to eat at your local restaurant or cafe, and spend some time out and about.

November 28, 2013

Happy Holidays!

May your Thanksgiving Day be spent in ways that you most enjoy!
May your health be grand, your feet be warm, your belly be full, and there be plenty of people around to celebrate and Give Thanks with.
Patriot Moon Flag by EricZippeImagemaker

Thank you to all of our Delaware Etsy Team members for signing on to be part of this team and by contributing your time and energy into helping promote work by fellow artisans in and around The First State.