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I'm still working on my new website and it is still a challenge for me every single time I try to do ANYTHING.  I knew this would be a daunting task and I have not been proven wrong even 6 months later.  Forget about actually getting traffic from random seo searches, that is in the far off/unseen horizon as far as I'm concerned.  

I knew I needed to do this years ago but couldnt release even one tooth from the etsy teat until the cup runneth dry which it has for a year or more.  In fact, a few of you may remember and have even purchased art from my very first microsoft frontpage made paulaart site.  I love the wayback machine....you can see some pages of one of the last renditions of it before I went full on with etsy.   How I savanted THAT is something I'd pay money for to do again!  I had no clue what I was doing and yet managed to get sales from complete strangers for gods sake.  And yet today, with all the knowledge/experience I purportedly have (and all the bells and w…
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year 2 of my flowers going to Bareburger!

I'm on a flower roll and Spring is on its way! Last year around this time I was asked by the co-founder of the restaurant chain  'Bareburger' to make 2 dozen of my first ever 'wall pocket' flowers to be combined/displayed in another artists wall pocket vases.  Since then I have made 60 flowers total and just got asked to make another 2 dozen for them.

Bareburger sources much of their meat and vegetables from local organic farmers and has over 40 restaurant chains in the US and worldwide.   I love that they like to use repurposed artin their restaurants and I'm very pleased to have some of my little flowers adorning their walls!

If you'd like some indoor or outdoor tall or short flowers check out my flower section on my website or go to my etsy shop for a slightly larger selection (i'm still working on getting traffic to my standalone website so inventory is a bit lower).  Keep in mind if you purchase from my Paulaart site you can get a 10% discount …
I have my own website after several months of talking with shopify gurus for hours on end!  if it weren't for that 24/7 phone support this would not have happened believe you me.  PaulaArt.feel free to sign up for my yet to be written 'no news newsletter' and any updates.

it's my first step towards independence from Etsy as well as combining my industrialbloom flower shop products with my paulaart products.   some of you old time blog readers may recall i actually had my own website prior to finding etsy back in 2004.  thats when i first started making art after landing in Vermont.  its incredible that i was able to get customers considering it was a microsoft 'frontpage' website and not very ecommercy.  talk about a full circle, here i am again, trying to sell solo only because the endless (mostly not appreciated or asked for) changes that etsy has  made over the last few years finally pushed me to the limit.  while etsy they is still the easiest platform to…
now i remember another reason i stopped blogging...i have been dickering around with trying to upload 2 photos with links and captions for longer than i should.  much easier to just do it elsewhere.
lets try again....