so, i joined etsy very recently- at the end of last year. it has been a very eye opening experience for me. you can't just create a shop and wait for people to come- it actually takes work! i'm learning slowly, but find their are a lot of really nice, really helpful people in the etsy community. i'm learning a lot of from the pople who create the work i admire and i'm very grateful.
one of the fun things about etsy is the whole world of the treasury. if you haven't checked it out, you should! it's a fun place where member's get to choose and display their favorite items (other than their own). it's nice when your work is chosen as well. one of my wall hangings actually made it to the front page. it's very exciting when you are just starting out!
i currently have another wall hanging in a treasury right now, please check out my "brown bird dreams of spring" if you get the chance.