After being on Etsy these past few months, and seeing the harsh reality of being a seller on there, and wanting to expand what I sell to some of the items that I have made in my studios over the year, I have created a new online shop.
Here, you can find all original artworks and gifts that I currently have for sale, as well as discounted items from displays and last stock, as well as handmade jewellery. I will be adding to this shop throughout the year with small sketches, paintings and other works, as well as works and experimentations from university. There will be a wide range of items available, so head over there and check it out!
Come along to St. Andrews Church on your way through the Peacock Arts Trail to enjoy some beautiful original artwork. Sellers here range from watercolour animals to abstract acrylic paintings. Come and find me to see some of my new original paintings.
Join this new craft market in Swindon and see what the local creatives have to offer. This craft market has lots to offer and will allow you to start thinking about Christmas presents! Come and fine me to shop original greetings cards and gifts.
Come along to this fantastic weekend filled with military and steam at the Swindon and Cricklade Railway. Tickets to this event give you access to vintage vehicles and free train rides! Come and find me to get unique greetings cards that are special to this event.
Charlotte Abraham Art will also be at several Christmas craft events over November and December with all your unique Christmas greetings cards, gifts and original artworks. We are not liable for the change in information on the events. Further information about the events can be found in the links to the hosts websites and social medias.
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been out and about with my artwork in Swindon with my first two craft fairs EVER. These fairs included the Vintage Weekend at the Swindon and Cricklade Railway, and the Ultimate Business Fete at Covingham Primary School. I thought I would share what I’ve learnt from these two events and you’ll get a sneak peak of what my future plans are too!
Why craft fairs and other events?
I decided that I wanted to ‘get out there’ with my artwork, and make that step into the world by having a physical presence. I reached out to several different event hosts that were local to Swindon, UK, to get my name on the lists and sign ups. I dived in with three fairs in August and many more lined up during the Christmas season.
I felt like I was pretty prepared when turning up to these first couple of fairs, with massive thanks to my close family for helping me to be that prepared. I will share a blog post with you on how I prepared for these shows later in the year.
I used wicker baskets and other small storage items to showcase my products. These worked really well and gave my stall an almost country aesthetic, which I really loved. The pop of colour from my originals and cards really caught peoples eyes, and drew them in. On a couple of days it rained, so I was really grateful that we had sides on the gazebo.
The three days of craft fairs that I had, I felt like I didn’t have as many sales as I hoped. I sat down with my other half, who helped me throughout these days, and came up with a plan to try to help the set up of my stall and the number of sales that I would get!
My next steps
I’ve decided to design more greetings cards specifically for a couple of events that I’ve got coming up, including military vehicles and trains! I’m paining some landscapes and larger abstract artworks that I will be able to bring and display.
I’ve also changed up my display with two new card stands, where you will be able to view the cards as you walk by, instead of them being overlapped by each other. This will also save on table space, where I can showcase other items!
I’ll always be adapting how I showcase my products of original artwork and gifts, and each fair that I will be doing will add to that learning experience for me. If you have any hints or ideas for what I can do during my fairs, give me a shout!
The Charlotte Abraham Art Etsy store opened today. This Etsy store will sit in conjunction with the store already on charlotteabraham.art, however there will be Etsy exclusive products released each month. Greetings cards, more expensive originals, and prints, will be available on both stores. Etsy exclusives will include cheaper originals (Under £50), as well as the most popular greetings card designs of the past couple of months.
As I experiment further with materials and products, there will be several things that you may not be able to find on one store, but you will be able to find on the other. On top of this, I will be attending several craft fairs throughout the year and these will, again, have exclusive products that are not available online.
Head over to my Etsy now to buy your original artwork and gifts –