Monday, January 14, 2008

Spotlight on BVP

It's fun to have a moment in the sun, isn't it? Things are going really well at Bamboo Village Press, and that means that things are also going well for Bamboo Village Educational Fund. For once, I'm excited about getting to the taxes, because then I'll be able to come and report to you how much we raised in 2007! Who would have thought that my little idea that emerged after visiting China last winter would have actually developed into something real? It amazes me.

I mentioned a while ago that I'm one of the featured artists on this month's Poppytalk Handmade Marketplace - very cool! It's packed with some amazing pieces, like wall graphics from One Up, these amazing cards I've been coveting for a while by uccello curioso, and even fine art pieces by eric leichty. If you've taken the handmade pledge, Poppytalk Handmade Market is a great place to bookmark and will make the sometimes overwhelming volume of items on Etsy much more manageable.

Tonight I switched around some of my items in the market, and this is what it looks like. Etsy doesn't provide site stats, so I can't tell how much traffic is being generated, but it's sure to be helping!

Meanwhile, Jen from Indie Fixx contacted me and made my day today by informing me that BVP is a pick in their Valentine's Day Gift Guide! What a treat - that was even better than getting a big heart-shaped box of chocolates! Look how pretty:

Indie Fixx is a celebration of the creativity, tenacity, and general
spunky goodness that is the indie design movement. The indie design movement
is made up of artists, crafters and designers who make
a literal smorgasbord of delectable indie products.
Once you shop indie, you’ll never go back.

Thanks to both Poppytalk and Indie Fixx for selecting Bamboo Village - it means a lot to me personally, but even more, the attention helps Bamboo Village Educational Fund, and that's what it's all about!

1 comment:

ArtMind said...

Celeste, I'm so happy for you that BambooVillagePress is doing so well. Congrats for making life for other people a bit easier - you have a BIG heart! That's why I hearted you! :)