Got a message in my Etsy inbox a couple days back.
Reading the first few lines:
“Oh? It’s from someone working for Cricut. I wonder what they want? Could it be they’ve recognized my artistic genius and want to induct me into some Hall of Fame?”
I have lots of clients using my artwork on Cricut, afterall…
But reading a little further:
“Hmm… looks like they… want to poach me from Etsy to create art for their new platform? And they’re offering me big monies… and global rekognitionz?”
It’s like Instagram advertising on TikTok trying to poach their users.
I’m already global rekognized…
And my artwork’s used by everyone from…
… luxury brands to…
… the police and navy…
… to even some of the largest universities.
But the thing that turns me off the most?
They want to take my wonderful masterpieces, and turn them into cheap mass market f-arts!
While taking a 50% cut…
No way! :O
I’ve always prided myself in my art being exclusive.
And not for everyone.
And I raise my prices every year. So less and less people are using it. While those who own a piece see the value of it rise year after year.
I don’t even really like Etsy.
And I’m appalled at how they prioritize profits over artists, letting illegal copyright breakers run lose to their hearts content, banking on transaction fees from them all the while.
I’m just too lazy to move.
I might start moving my store to my website eventually.
But for now:
This is the one and only private garden where my art grows and blesses you with its elegant fruit:
Aurelia “Not Cheap” Nobleia