Monday, December 17, 2007

Everything Etsy!

I found a great article by the NY Times today on Etsy and on the whole trend of buying and selling handmade things. A very long but good read for anyone who might be interested. My favourite artisan, Emily Martin of the Black Apple, is featured as well.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/16/magazine/16Crafts-t.html?pagewanted=1&ei=5088&en=53ee17396750479a&ex=1355461200&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

This little bit here resonated with me:

"Many of the artist-entrepreneurs opening up their virtual shops on Etsy want what Circa Ceramics or Emily Martin or the Austin Craft Mafia have achieved: Making a living from what they love to do. It’s a goal that reconciles ideology and self-branding, not so much to change the world as to stake out a place in it."

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