The Etsy Betsy Spider

by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator

I admit to having borrowed the title of this post from another blogger, Boulder and the Beautiful, who writes about fashion, style, shopping, etc.

In any case, we at GCSS are considering using Etsy to sell some of the creations made at our Art and Food program in Marietta, which are all done by people with developmental disabilities.

Aimee Heckel, the author of Boulder and the Beautiful, was illustrating in her blog how much she loved Etsy and some of the little crafts that were for sale there. Somehow, this site seems the most appropriate for selling artwork made by the people we serve at GCSS.

Next week, we will be taking photos of a number of the paintings, sculptures, and other crafts that people might be willing to put up for sale at Art and Food, and once we go through the process of creating our Etsy store, we will eventually have those items online.

As for pricing, it’s too early to say, but it depends largely on the size and quality of the work. However, having already seen some of the great pieces that people at Art & Food have done, I can guarantee we will have high-quality pieces for sale.

Look for a follow-up about this soon!

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About gcsscommunity

My name is Eric Pudalov, and I work as Community Events Coordinator with Georgia Community Support and Solutions, whose mission is to provide creative, life-enriching solutions to people with developmental disabilities and their families. I became interested in this field, however, due to having a disability myself; namely, I had brain surgery in 1996 at age 14, to remove a benign tumor. Following this, I had many difficulties with short-term memory, loss of strength, confusion, and emotional control. Fortunately, at present, I've recovered much of what I'd lost. Despite some setbacks, I graduated high school with honors, and received an academic scholarship to Adelphi Univ., where I earned a BA in Communications. Since then, I've held a number of different jobs and internships, among them a TA position at Sylvan Learning Center, and work as a "Service Leader" with Hands on Atlanta. Since living in GA, I've also been involved with two programs (including GCSS) that serve people with disabilities. My experience has included sharing apartments with adults with autism and other disorders. Though my so-called "limitations" may differ from those of others in the program, these experiences have helped me to realize that people, overall, are capable of much more than we may at first perceive. Search Engine Submission - AddMe
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