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Jennifer Lawrence Poses with “Be Dior” Bag for Miss Dior Fall 2014 Ad

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Jennifer Lawrence Poses with “Be Dior” Bag for Miss Dior Fall 2014 Ad Campaign

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Enzie Shahmiri (https://plus.google.com/101732559467217160653/posts/SCignqYAHMR) via Fashionisly (https://plus.google.com/102904330741785776822/posts/EDJEJr97pXL)











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Etsy’s New Front Page


As of August 2014 Etsy been running tests for a new Front Page layout, which was visible to only a handful of visitors. Since then Etsy announced that they had seen positive results as far as user experience and increase in sales and shop visits. Now the new page is going to be implemented for good and is being received with very mixed opinions by Etsy sellers.  But lets see first what exactly is being changed.

1. The old and new front page were shown to a test group, who had no knowledge of what Etsy is all about. The participants in the study liked the new  front page better because they understood that Etsy represents the work of artist and artisans, rather than a retailer called Etsy who sells mass produces items. 

2.  Why are you not seeing the new home page yet?

Etsy is targeting first time visitors to the site.  Previous shoppers and Etsians will continue to see the old front page for now until changes are implemented for all.



3. Where are the treasuries?

Treasuries are not shown to first time visitors, but will show up again as visitors return to the page. 

What Etsy is doing is revamping the landing page for first time visitors. Sometimes it helps when you ask yourself what your first impression is when you see the new page as a first time visitor. I think the page looks more like a Pinterest page, but the nice thing is that more Etsy sellers are represented to first time visitors. Only time will tell how successful the new Etsy page layout is. 

4. What do Etsy sellers see once the changes take place for all?

As you can see in the first image the layout will look more like a Pinterest page with a scrolling option to view more of trending items. To me the page looks more cluttered than before, but Pinterest has proven to be great for click throughs and perhaps this Pinterest style layout on Etsy will do the same for us sellers. However, not everyone likes the latest trends and it makes me wonder how well all merchants will now represented. 



5. Adding to your list of Favorite shops

I think it’s great that you can add more of your favorite sellers to your feed, however Etsy limits the number of favs you can have. Old time sellers like me have reached their quota and can no longer add new shops unless they delete some old ones. I find that a bit counter productive and hope that Etsy will change their policy on that.

6. You Might Like Feature 

Etsy now puts “You might like” at the bottom of your cart before a buyer checks out. The “You might like” items include items from other shops. This might be a nice added feature for the shopper, but puts sellers at a great disadvantage, because it can easily drive traffic away from one shop to another. 

In conclusion, Etsy stated that 2014 will be a year of a lot of changes and with the implementation of a new page layout and shopping experience I am sure that we will see some growing pains as well. Change is always unsettling and for some folks outright scary, however we need to adapt and learn ways to make these changes work for us. I for one continue to make treasuries, because I just love doing them and will be sharing them via my blog and social media, which hopefully will introduce great shops to those unfamiliar with them.



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All paintings can be ordered as reproductions and  I have chosen Fine Art America for their superb printing quality and ease of ordering. Fine Art America provides a good choice of paper, canvas and even metal and acrylic surfaces so that you can choose the best support for your needs. Prints can be sent world-wide.

* To order a custom made hand-embellished canvas print please click here.

* If you have ordered a custom person’s portrait from me and would like to order a print for your friends and family contact me.

Browse the available prints by clicking on the Galleries below and order directly through my Fine Art America Gallery

Size and price varies slightly depending on availability and are shown here as reference. 


OPEN STOCK PRINTS 

If you have ordered a portrait with me and would like to order a print for your friends and family, you can do so at any time. I keep all my paintings on file for reproduction purposes and  have chosen Fine Art America for their superb printing quality and ease of ordering to fulfill print orders. Fine Art America provides a good choice of paper, canvas and even metal surfaces so that you can choose the best support for your needs. If you do not see your painting contact me and I will upload the file so you can order prints at your leisure. Otherwise browse the available prints by clicking on the Galleries below. Prints can be sent world-wide directly to friends or family.

HAND-EMBELLISHED PRINTS

 I also offer hand - embellished prints which can be ordered directly from me here. I personally add hand-embellishment with oils to add tactile surface texture and to make your print look more like an oil painting rather than a canvas print.  If you do not see the artwork in question contact me with your request. 







From annstreetstudio:

It’s a rare collection where I personally want to wear every single piece, but then there is Donna Karan‘s spring/summer 2015 show. I’m 100% into everything, and I’m not alone in this sentiment – style.com called it “vibrant, uncomplicated, desirable“. There’s the perfect way the sleeves were rolled on her popped collar tops that made me feel like we were getting ready to dance the salsa all night long…even the patterns (something I typically stray away from) were turned into chic, wearable art by Donna.
So the love affair continues with the Queen of New York…
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From annstreetstudio:

It’s a rare collection where I personally want to wear every single piece, but then there is Donna Karan‘s spring/summer 2015 show. I’m 100% into everything, and I’m not alone in this sentiment – style.com called it “vibrant, uncomplicated, desirable“. There’s the perfect way the sleeves were rolled on her popped collar tops that made me feel like we were getting ready to dance the salsa all night long…even the patterns (something I typically stray away from) were turned into chic, wearable art by Donna.
So the love affair continues with the Queen of New York…
Zoom Info
From annstreetstudio:

It’s a rare collection where I personally want to wear every single piece, but then there is Donna Karan‘s spring/summer 2015 show. I’m 100% into everything, and I’m not alone in this sentiment – style.com called it “vibrant, uncomplicated, desirable“. There’s the perfect way the sleeves were rolled on her popped collar tops that made me feel like we were getting ready to dance the salsa all night long…even the patterns (something I typically stray away from) were turned into chic, wearable art by Donna.
So the love affair continues with the Queen of New York…
Zoom Info
From annstreetstudio:

It’s a rare collection where I personally want to wear every single piece, but then there is Donna Karan‘s spring/summer 2015 show. I’m 100% into everything, and I’m not alone in this sentiment – style.com called it “vibrant, uncomplicated, desirable“. There’s the perfect way the sleeves were rolled on her popped collar tops that made me feel like we were getting ready to dance the salsa all night long…even the patterns (something I typically stray away from) were turned into chic, wearable art by Donna.
So the love affair continues with the Queen of New York…
Zoom Info
From annstreetstudio:

It’s a rare collection where I personally want to wear every single piece, but then there is Donna Karan‘s spring/summer 2015 show. I’m 100% into everything, and I’m not alone in this sentiment – style.com called it “vibrant, uncomplicated, desirable“. There’s the perfect way the sleeves were rolled on her popped collar tops that made me feel like we were getting ready to dance the salsa all night long…even the patterns (something I typically stray away from) were turned into chic, wearable art by Donna.
So the love affair continues with the Queen of New York…
Zoom Info
From annstreetstudio:

It’s a rare collection where I personally want to wear every single piece, but then there is Donna Karan‘s spring/summer 2015 show. I’m 100% into everything, and I’m not alone in this sentiment – style.com called it “vibrant, uncomplicated, desirable“. There’s the perfect way the sleeves were rolled on her popped collar tops that made me feel like we were getting ready to dance the salsa all night long…even the patterns (something I typically stray away from) were turned into chic, wearable art by Donna.
So the love affair continues with the Queen of New York…
Zoom Info
From annstreetstudio:

It’s a rare collection where I personally want to wear every single piece, but then there is Donna Karan‘s spring/summer 2015 show. I’m 100% into everything, and I’m not alone in this sentiment – style.com called it “vibrant, uncomplicated, desirable“. There’s the perfect way the sleeves were rolled on her popped collar tops that made me feel like we were getting ready to dance the salsa all night long…even the patterns (something I typically stray away from) were turned into chic, wearable art by Donna.
So the love affair continues with the Queen of New York…
Zoom Info
From annstreetstudio:

It’s a rare collection where I personally want to wear every single piece, but then there is Donna Karan‘s spring/summer 2015 show. I’m 100% into everything, and I’m not alone in this sentiment – style.com called it “vibrant, uncomplicated, desirable“. There’s the perfect way the sleeves were rolled on her popped collar tops that made me feel like we were getting ready to dance the salsa all night long…even the patterns (something I typically stray away from) were turned into chic, wearable art by Donna.
So the love affair continues with the Queen of New York…
Zoom Info
From annstreetstudio:

It’s a rare collection where I personally want to wear every single piece, but then there is Donna Karan‘s spring/summer 2015 show. I’m 100% into everything, and I’m not alone in this sentiment – style.com called it “vibrant, uncomplicated, desirable“. There’s the perfect way the sleeves were rolled on her popped collar tops that made me feel like we were getting ready to dance the salsa all night long…even the patterns (something I typically stray away from) were turned into chic, wearable art by Donna.
So the love affair continues with the Queen of New York…
Zoom Info
From annstreetstudio:

It’s a rare collection where I personally want to wear every single piece, but then there is Donna Karan‘s spring/summer 2015 show. I’m 100% into everything, and I’m not alone in this sentiment – style.com called it “vibrant, uncomplicated, desirable“. There’s the perfect way the sleeves were rolled on her popped collar tops that made me feel like we were getting ready to dance the salsa all night long…even the patterns (something I typically stray away from) were turned into chic, wearable art by Donna.
So the love affair continues with the Queen of New York…
Zoom Info

From annstreetstudio:

It’s a rare collection where I personally want to wear every single piece, but then there is Donna Karan‘s spring/summer 2015 show. I’m 100% into everything, and I’m not alone in this sentiment – style.com called it “vibrant, uncomplicated, desirable“. There’s the perfect way the sleeves were rolled on her popped collar tops that made me feel like we were getting ready to dance the salsa all night long…even the patterns (something I typically stray away from) were turned into chic, wearable art by Donna.

So the love affair continues with the Queen of New York…