So, I never dreamed I'd say this, but I closed my Artfire store. I did quite a bit of evaluation of costs vs sales and decided to try out another venue. It was difficult to let it go, I've had it for a long time (I was a beta tester). But, I looked at the overall picture and most of my sales are now either in person or from Face Book. That being said I will be opening a new store in the next day. I've found another site that specifically promotes handmade artisans and the owner does lots to promote the individual artists. I am excited to clean out the old stock and begin my store anew! I've added new features to my Face Book Page, such as a store that you can purchase from right on the site as well as links to my web page.
There have been a lot of changes in my personal and my professional life and I am looking forward to what is going to be happening artistically for me in 2012. I have gained a wonderful online community of artists and some local supporters that are helping me look at my artwork and business in a whole new way.