As an art historian, as well as an artist, I’ve spent the past twenty or so years of my life researching the lives of the authors and artists of Modernist Europe, all of who were thriving before the idea of an internet was even remotely conceived. Their rich, varied, vibrant lives revealed the exciting, and endless possibilities to me in designing a creative life of my own.
And, despite managing to live a rather exciting early life, I have lately managed to get myself stuck in the too-formulaic formula ‘for being a successful internet artist’ that Etsy endlessly promotes… A company, and a formula, that no longer truly serves me.
So, I have just closed my Etsy shop. However, my artisanal perfume business will not close. Instead, I am relocating my store to my own web site, currently ‘in the works!’
As always, if any of my clients would like something, please do not hesitate to email me at Arabesquebotanicals@gmail.com
I can easily create a Paypal invoice for you and business can, and is, still carrying on — as it has managed to do for many artists and writers for many centuries, and in a myriad of ways, before Etsy! And will continue to do so — post-Etsy.
In the meantime, I am looking forward to better honoring my own unique creativity. (And have I mentioned that I’m learning to belly-dance?!)
A big thank you to my new subscribers, and another thank you to everyone for your patience during this exciting transition of mine.