It’s rare that I look up to someone online as much as I look up to Jo. Her stuff is so simple, useful, and crisp that it seems almost humdrum- like the kind of stuff that OF COURSE you have in your house. OF COURSE you have a pile of these, in a drawer, for when you need to label something, or make a note, or a tag, or a gift wrapping.
They’re the kind of thing that really ought to be ubiquitous.
When I decided to actually sell my work online, I looked at most of the art venues- artfire, goodsie, zibbet, fineartamerica…ebay, amazon, and etsy. I chose etsy because it had the lowest startup costs, and because it touts itself as a haven for handmade things and arts and crafts. (I have my issues with etsy, but they’re a whole nother post)
I’ve had difficulties there, simply because I am a tattooer, and I am accustomed to not taking shit from anyone, not having to mince words or simper…and that upsets people.
Jo, and her advice and help, gave me some patience there, and made me feel like it was ok- I didn’t have to be anything there but myself.
She’s a very funny lady. And- because she knows what she’s doing, and she makes such perfect things, I look up to her.