Recently, I took the plunge and did something I’ve been thinking about for ages: open a storefront for my Judaica artwork on Etsy.
Check it out! Visit now: www.etsy.com/shop/SchultzYakovetz
For anyone not familiar with Etsy:
Etsy is a marketplace for crafters, artists, and collectors to sell their handmade creations, vintage goods, and crafting supplies. Etsy celebrates individual creativity in design and craftsmanship by connecting unique people, stories, and items in a playful and meaningful way. —from the site
So far, my storefront features a subset of the art prints available on my main Judaica site. Here’s a quick sample:
In the coming weeks, look out for:
- Downloadable hi-res digital files (so you can print a piece for yourself and save on shipping!)
- Photos of the framed finished pieces (so you can see how awesome they’ll look on your wall)
- Holiday cards (remember, Rosh Hashanah 5776 starts Wednesday, September 24)
- My top ketubah designs available to customize
- New art pieces exclusive to Etsy
Happy shopping… and shabbat shalom!
I notice that I’ve been getting some extra hits lately on my Five-Minute Sorcerer, a copy of which I brought along to the NEGASS marathon. I find that it holds up pretty well on the re-reading, at least for my personal enjoyment, so that’s always nice. :-)
Also, I spent several hours this weekend brushing up my design portfolio website (I’ll be sure to post the link when the updated site is live). In the course of sifting through my old documents, I turned up the PDF of the G&S Playing Cards that I was commissioned to make as a director gift for during our Grand Duke (Spring 2001, yikes). The thirteen shows in chronological order are the ranks 2 through Ace; ace being high (even though, of course, for the full Grand Duke effect it ought to be lowest) sets up some lovely correspondences between the shows and the face cards. The four suits are the four cardinal roles: soprano (ingenue), contralto (battleax) or mezzo (soubrette), tenor, and patter baritone. A few liberties were taken in the mapping (partly to accommodate using Gilbert’s own drawings for all the illustrations), but on the whole, they’re great fun.
||Trial by Jury
||Angelina (The Plaintiff)
||The First Bridesmaid
||Edwin (The Defendant)
||The Learned Judge
||John Wellington Wells
||Sir Joseph Porter, K.C.B.
||The Pirates of Penzance
||The Faerie Queen
||The Lord Chancellor
|Jack (must study
|The Yeomen of the Guard
|(to be a regular
||Tessa & Gianetta
||The Duchess of Plaza-Toro
||Marco & Giuseppe
||Don Alhambra del Bolero
|King (of autocratic
||Phantis & Scaphio
|(Behold the…) Ace
||The Grand Duke
||Baroness von Krakenfeldt
||Grand Duke Rudolph
… Gosh, it occurs to me belatedly that I should build a page about this on my actual site. Well, later. :-)
Lastly, one more thing I turned up among the documents was my Fall 2001 Pinafore filk, “Nautical Man”. But I’ll leave that for a separate entry!
I’m going to be vending at a Judaica [art and] Craft Show at Havurat Shalom (on College Ave.) on Sunday, March 6, noon to 6pm. I will mostly be selling my artwork (plus some jewelry and MuffinButtons) — and have been working on a couple new pieces that are not yet up on my website, so you should all come by to check them out!