Windi is waiting for spring. She is waiting to smell the wild honeysuckle, to see the day lilies bloom, and to pick tons of fresh gardenias from the garden on the 5 acres in Georgia where she and her family live. There in the midst of the woods Windi finds peace, quiet, and inspiration for her richly colored, beautiful artwork.
Windi is a self taught artist. She paints in acrylics and oils, and works with mixed media and photography. The images Windi paints are pulled from her imagination as she believes that when she does this, the painting takes on a life of its own. She says that a painting can start out as one thing, such as a landscape, and then become something entirely different, such as a figurative abstract. Windi’s inspiration comes from many sources and she likes to say that she paints whatever her muse fancies that day.
THESE BOOTS WERE MADE FOR WALKING
Right now Windi is painting some smaller paintings for a brick and mortar venue. She is also experimenting with some mixed media works. Once the warmer weather returns, Windi will be getting back to doing some paintings in oils.
LATER IN THE DAY
These days Windi is quite excited about having secured a new venue in her home town. For the past few weeks she has been busy preparing art work for that. As well she shipped art work out recently for a ‘vinyl’ Art Show in Tempe, which takes place later this month. In addition, Windi is currently awaiting results of some juried art shows she entered work into.
Windi signed up very early to be a part of Etsy on the suggestion of another EBSQ artist. Life and other things got in the way and she did not start really utilizing the site until a few years ago. Once she saw that it was going to be a viable venue, she began to use the site. She says it is one of the easiest sites to use and navigate for both buyers and sellers.
Original offerings in Windi’s Etsy shop were mixed media pieces and original paintings. Now she offers original paintings, prints, jewelry and in the future she will be offering art supplies. Recently Windi started offering gift certificates in her Etsy store and she is planning on some special promotions via her Facebook fan page in the very near future.
YELLOW BOAT, RED SAILS
Windi says Etsy has allowed her to broaden her customer base and come into contact with people like minded about selling/buying original art. Her clientele varies from people just starting out collecting art, to other artists and non-artists. Recently, she has seen a rise in interest from interior decorators and designers contacting her about her work.
FEED YOUR SIGHT
Advice Windi offers for new Etsy sellers is to make sure to update your stock frequently and take advantage of showcases if possible. Windi says she loves how Etsy has grown and that it has kept its handmade roots. She says this clearly distinguishes Etsy from other eCommerce sites.
In addition to Etsy, Windi markets her artwork on her website, Live Journal, Facebook, Twitter and wherever else she can find a venue. She offers a lot of original paintings and some prints and tries to keep a diverse price range with the originals. Most of Windi’s original paintings are offered in her Etsy store, however they are also available through her website. Anyone can contact her directly for purchase.
Windi also has a second Etsy store, ART SKRAP, which is where she markets her jewelry products.
Reproductions of her art work on consumer products are available in her Zazzle shop.
Fine Art America offers high quality prints of Windi’s artwork.
Many of Windi’s small original paintings are offered through Art-O-Mat machines around the country.
Visit Windi Rosson at WINJIMIR STUDIOS
WINJIMIR on Etsy
ART SKRAP on Etsy
WINJIMIR on Zazzle
WINDI ROSSON on Fine Art America
Join Windi on Facebook
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Connect with Windi on LiveJournal
All images Copyright Windi Rosson, All Rights Reserved
Written by Ruth J Jamieson, Copyright Ruth J Jamieson