For awhile now I’ve been thinking about setting up an etsy shop, selling bundles of postcards/prints with my flower pics, some items that I’ve crocheted from recycled yarns, and maybe even a painting or two.
But each time I’ve set out to list items on etsy, I talk myself out of it. The main reason being that I aim to live lightly on the earth, and while I think my pictures make lovely stationery, that’s trees giving their lives unnecessarily, right? Although I will admit that I love writing letters and I buy non-recycled stationery sometimes, I’m not sure that I could sell a non-recycled item myself. And while I love crocheting things as gifts, I’m not sure that it’s worth the fuel to ship such items to whomever might order them.
But I use etsy.com all the time–loving to buy from the various sellers there. And a part of me wants to join in the fun of my other friends who sell their artsy items online.
What do you think? Do you buy items on etsy? If so, what type of things do you buy? How do you balance your desire to sell/buy your goods online with your desire to minimize your eco-footprint?
Photo: a cluster of blue flowers from a neighbor’s garden. This is one of my all-time fav pics. The colors in this image make me feel so peaceful.