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
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 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.

November 18, 2013

Christmas Shopping DE style

What's better than shopping handmade?  How about shopping in tax-free Delaware?  Check out some great gift ideas from members of the Delaware Etsy Street Team.

November 13, 2013

Delaware Etsy Shop Sign up for Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sales

This post is for members of our Delaware Etsy Street Team who plan on running a promotion or sale for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and or Cyber Monday in their Etsy shops (November 29 to December 2, 2013).

Please use this image to help promote our team and this shopping event!
Each shop is asked to link up to their Etsy shop main page in the Inlinkz gadget below (use your Etsy shop name as the "name" in the fields you fill in).

Then over the weekend of 11/29/13 to 12/2/13 individual shops will have their "Info and Appearance" section updated with:
1. Date of sale or promotion (one day, all weekend, etc)
2. Promotion or sale information. Are your items already on sale? Is there a checkout coupon code to use? Are you having a giveaway drawing for people shopping your sale? Whatever you want to promote.

This Inlinkz gadget will close on the evening of 11/28/13 at 11:55pm EST.
At 12:01 AM EST ON 11/29/13 there will be a Black Friday Blog post here that features thumbnails from shops as they have added them.

Customers looking to shop local through our team shops will be able to click on your link, read your shop announcement where your sale details are, and proceed to shop.

Please plan on helping to promote this event through using these key tags:
*Make sure to add # in front of them through social media.

Helpful links: (to edit your shop listings by section - title, price, etc) (to edit photos and create collages).

Your Etsy shop banner is 760 pixels by 100 pixels.
You may want to create a special one to use for this huge shopping weekend!

If you are handy with HTML code and would like to add this button to your blog or blog post, please copy and paste the HTML code in the box below this image, and the photo will automatically link back here to our team blog.
Delaware Etsy Street Team

Delaware Etsy Street Team Members participating in a sale over Black Friday to Cyber Monday:
Please add a link to your Etsy shop in this gadget below.

November 1, 2013

November 2013 First Friday Art Walk Weekend

Welcome to the November First Friday Art Walk Weekend!
Fall Gateway Photo by ArtPeaceCreation on
Members of the Delaware Etsy Street Team are showing off some work from their shops through our First Friday Art Walk Weekend "Event Thread" over on our Etsy Team page.

We are participating in this monthly event hosted by the Art Walk Etsy Team as a way to help promote members of our Delaware Team on a regular basis.

Here are some items that may interest you in this upcoming season:
Oven Mitt by TheGoodOleDays
Chandelier Earrings by arexrodecreations
Quilled Paper Holiday Ornament by ThePaperCraftery
Felt Turkey Hair Clip by ACrystalGarden
Ceramic bowl by RisingStarPottery1
If you want to get out and see some art live and in person, check out your local town for galleries and shops holding "First Friday" or "Art Loop" type events.

Here are some events local to the Delaware area:

And you can always find work from many of our Delaware Etsy Street Team at Bellefonte Arts Gallery in North Wilmington (they are also on the November 2013 Wilmington Art Loop).

Happy First Friday!
We hope you get out and see some art and enjoy Autumn!

And check out our Delaware Etsy Street Team Artist:

October 4, 2013

October First Friday Art Walk Weekend!!!

Welcome to the October First Friday Art Walk Weekend!!!

This weather this weekend is going to be perfect for getting out and seeing local art.
And Wilmington Art Loop is having some really awesome outings and after loop party: Re:Fresh at the DCCA from 8-11pm!!!
And Bellefonte in North Wilmington is having a "Blocktober Party!" on Saturday, Oct 5, 2013

And as you wind down and catch up on social media, email and blog reading, make sure you click on over and check out the blog post for First Friday Art Walk Weekend on
(hosted monthly by the AWETeam - The Art Walk Etsy Team).
First Friday Art Walk Weekend
Our Delaware Etsy Street Team has a monthly discussion thread where we can all add items from our shop and run a promotion over this First Friday Art Walk weekend.
Here is a preview of some items:
Quilled Paper Candy Corn by ThePaperCraftery
Halloween Hair Bow Candy Corn by ACrystalGarden
Tote Bag by ChicStudioOne
Cloth Napkins by TheGoodOleDays

Here is some info on the local art loops
(most happening this Friday, Oct. 4, 2013)
Wilmington, DE:
Dover, DE
Kennett Square, PA
Philadelphia, PA
Oxford, PA
Elkton, MD

September 6, 2013

September 2013 First Friday Art Walk Weekend

Welcome to the First Friday Art Walk Weekend Post.

Members from our team can link up to 4 items from their shops (new, relisted, seasonal, trending, etc) into that event thread over this weekend, then we help each other promote our "Art" over this monthly First Friday Weekend.
Here is a treasury collection of items from Delaware Etsy Team members shops:
Falling for Cooler Temps and Hotter Colors by Arleen Rexrode

First Friday Art Walk Weekend
The AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) hosts this event so any person selling through Etsy promoting their Art has a single date to focus on.

And this date - the First Friday of every month, there is lots of art to see locally around Delaware and the surrounding areas:

Wilmington, DEDover, DEKennet Square, PAPhiladelphia, PAOxford, PAElkton, MD*If you know of any other local art loop, please add a link to the art loop website in the comments so we can update our list.

And often you can find at least one of our Delaware Etsy Street Team members showing their work at a venue on a local art walk. This month, Nicole Kristiana Studio will be premiering new work at Bellefonte Arts in North Wilmington on the Art Loop (there is a BYOV ~ Bring Your Own Vinyl event happening there too).
Bellefonte Arts is quite unique and you can find a lot of our artists work there as well!

August 2, 2013

August 2013 First Friday Art Walk

August is here and lots of people are getting in their summer fun because in just a month, we will be heading to cooler nights and back to school time, gearing up for the fall...

It's First Friday here in Delaware, and there are quite a few local art scenes that are hosting events to help invite you out of your house to experience Art and seeing different things...

Here is an awesome event going on tonight!
"ALIVE" at the Chris White Gallery and Shipley Artists Lofts
701 N. Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Here are some links to regular local art loops:
*If you know of any other local art loop, please add a link to the art loop website in the comments so we can update our list.

And as always, we have our Delaware Etsy Street Team monthly First Friday Art Walk post up where members of our team can show off items from their Etsy shops, post team treasuries, and share links to events where they might have work on display for this Art Loop event.
Delaware Team First Friday by AcrossLeather

Summer Blues in Delaware by arexrodecreations
And all month long you can see items from our team member shops here on this blog!

Happy First Friday!

Check out the blog for the AWETeam (Art Walk Etsy Team) that officially "hosts" this monthly event that we take part in through Etsy Teams.