Friday, June 26, 2009

Feature Friday: MGW Photography

For this installment of the Feature Friday series of posts, I interviewed Michael from MGW Photography.  He is located in Binghamton and takes awesome photos which he sells on Etsy as a hobby.  I believe he is the only photographer on our team (sorry if I am mistaken and overlooked someone!).  My mother was a photographer, so I've always had an interest in the medium and great respect for people who can conceive and execute a great photo.  One of Michael's photos was recently selected to be printed in the Sony World Photography Awards Book for 2009 out of a pool of over 70,000 photographs! Pretty impressive.  Read the interview to find out about more about Michael and his work:

First and foremost, what is it that you make/sell?
Fine Art Photography.

What do you most enjoy about your craft?
That no matter how much you know there is always more to learn. When I am not learning I get bored so photography has given me a opportunity to continue to learn.

How has your experience on Etsy been?
Etsy has been a great boost for my confidence. People had told me that they liked my photography when I first started taking picture but it wasnt until others started buying my stuff on etsy that I really started believing it. I now have an exhibit coming up in either Oct or Nov during Binghamtons First Friday Art Walk.

What would you like to see from the CNY Etsy Group in the future?
I would love to see the team grow and become more active. I am trying to spread the word the best I can when I meet people on etsy that live in the CNY area.

I had a really hard time choosing which photos to showcase for this feature, so make sure you check out MGW Photography's Etsy shop for more, as well as Michael's blog!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Summer CNY Sales Events

Our team has been busy preparing for our first ever team events!  This summer, CNY Etsy Team members will be holding two local sales as a group.

The first is on July 4th during the Hamilton Farmers Market at Porter Studios and Fine Arts Gallery from 9am to 3pm.  Thanks again, Jane for offering up your gallery to help make this happen!

The secondly, several of our members will be representing the CNY Etsy Team at the Clinton Arts and Music Festival in Clinton starting at 10am.

Also-thanks to Patti from Beaded Bird Designs who made up these neat-0 graphics for us to advertise with!

If your not participating in either of these events, we would still love you to come check it out, support the team and help us get the word out!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

CNY June Events!

Hi everybody! This week in lieu of the "Feature Friday" post, I'm continuing a new series of posts about the goings on of the CNY Etsy Team. Here goes!

  • Firstly, Lauren from Originals by Lauren has scored a treasury (above) and filled it with items from the CNY Etsy Team's shops!  Be sure to click every picture and comment so maybe we can get to the front page!!  Click here to go to the treasury!  Thanks Lauren!
  • Oneida County master Gardeners 13th annual Herb and Flower Festival 2009
Saturday June 27, 2009 9 am to 3:30pm at the Parker Scripture Botanical Gardens Farm & Home Center(Co-Op Extension), 121 Second St, Oriskany NY

Plant Vendors~Workshops~Demonstrations~ Butterfly House~Food~Raffles


Dan Brown from Dan's Wuud Werx and Collectibles will be a vendor during the Festival with Woodcraft Birdhouses, Butterfly Houses,Garden Items,etc.  Stop by and say hi!

  • The Westcott Art Trail Sale is June 6th and 7th at the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse.  Over 50 local artists will be participating! Visit the site for more details!