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Title: Begging for votes
Post by: ArtfulFolkStainedGlass on June 16, 2012, 06:08:25 AM
OK, I'm not even shame-faced.  One of my pieces was selected this week on Great Finds, and I'm BEGGING for votes!!!  It's all the way at the bottom of the page, and it's from my Etsy shop HeritageDishes.  Here's the link, and I'd be ever so eternally grateful if you'd vote for me!!!!

http://madeformebyoaklie.com/greatfinds.html

VOTE FOR HERITAGE DISHES!!!!

WOW!!!
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: FidelaTresori on June 16, 2012, 07:01:04 AM
Done!  Didn't need to beg for mine.  That is one really awesome idea.

(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b163/hippywife/smiliefingerscrossed.gif)
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: MakinTheBest on June 16, 2012, 07:13:54 AM
No need to worry about begging...in fact, we have had a number of vendors selected over there and we are always willing to support them!  Best of luck!
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: chainmaille on June 16, 2012, 07:18:23 AM
Done you are in second place.
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: FidelaTresori on June 16, 2012, 07:41:30 AM
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b163/hippywife/yay.gif) for second place!  You were in fifth after I voted. (http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b163/hippywife/6fdc1159.gif)
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: ArtfulFolkStainedGlass on June 16, 2012, 08:12:10 AM
Thank you, Thank you!!!

It's not so much WHAT you win, it's that you WIN!!!!  I am simply all a quiver!!!!  Haven't felt like this since the week before senior prom!!!
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: Nancy Pace on June 16, 2012, 09:15:49 AM
I just voted for you and you are in second place, good luck!
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: trusk4u on June 16, 2012, 10:32:50 AM
I voted too! I've been in this several times and won once with the help of all my friends here! Best of luck!
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: Larissa on June 17, 2012, 03:25:58 AM
You're only 1 vote behind first!
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: ArtfulFolkStainedGlass on June 17, 2012, 06:05:20 AM
Thanks SO MUCH -- It's neck and neck and so exciting.  You know, it doesn't matter what the prize is, at my age it's the game. . .

Please keep those cards and letters coming in!!!  Vote for HERITAGE DISHES!

http://madeformebyoaklie.com/greatfinds.html
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: MakinTheBest on June 17, 2012, 06:44:02 AM
You have moved into first place this morning!
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: FidelaTresori on June 17, 2012, 09:29:10 AM
Wow! this is getting exciting! (http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b163/hippywife/f8a512bd.gif)
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 17, 2012, 09:40:44 AM
Voted for the clear winner!  You're still in first!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: Nancy Pace on June 17, 2012, 11:33:16 AM
I wish I could vote again!
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: ArtfulFolkStainedGlass on June 18, 2012, 06:03:37 AM
You guys are so great!!!  At my age it's not so much what the prize is, it's that winning ANYTHING feels so good!

madeformebyoaklie.com/greatfinds.html

VOTE FOR HERITAGE DISHES!!!!
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: myeuropeantouch on June 18, 2012, 06:34:45 AM
VOTED LIN,,,,,,you go girl.... :-*

Go Lin, Go Lin , Go Lin.....
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: MakinTheBest on June 18, 2012, 06:41:03 AM
still out in front!
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: iKnitQuiltSew on June 18, 2012, 11:57:35 AM
Still in the lead!  I was able to vote again from a different computer!
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: Nancy Pace on June 18, 2012, 12:24:47 PM
Oh I am going to try that!
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: ArtfulFolkStainedGlass on June 19, 2012, 06:22:10 AM
What a team effort!  I am so very honored -- and we should all be proud!  One more time:

VOTE FOR HERITAGE DISHES!!!!

madeformebyoaklie.com/greatfinds.html
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: myeuropeantouch on June 19, 2012, 07:11:04 AM
Voted....(smile)

You still on first....
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: FidelaTresori on June 19, 2012, 07:11:20 AM
When does the voting close?
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: ArtfulFolkStainedGlass on June 19, 2012, 10:18:26 AM
The announcement e-mail said Saturday to Saturday.  Winner receives a custom banner (I really like my banner the way it is) and 20% off Lottie's Trinkets (I really don't wear jewelry).  But best of all the photo is featured for next week.

This piece is in my Etsy shop, and my stats there show that it's been viewed through that website (madeformebyoakley.com) 46 times.  Considering I had never heard of the site, seems like it's good advertisement for both the site and the artist.

Then again, I'm back to the artist-advertising-to-another-artist quandary.  Yes, if another artist wants to buy something they will typically look to another artist.  But as artists, generally speaking, we're more interested in selling than in buying.  So, having said that, I'd really rather not advertise to other artists but rather to shoppers. 

And if I knew how to market to THEM -- well, I'd be rich!

Still -- I feel very touched and honored to have been loved by so many . . . seriously teary eyed. . .
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: FidelaTresori on June 19, 2012, 10:30:51 AM
I think it doesn't necessarily hurt to advertise to other artists, as we don't all create in the same media.  If I had any money to spend and needed a gift, I would definitely look to other artists who do something I can't if it's appropriate for the person I'm buying for.  So everyone is potentially a customer, I guess, and all exposure is good.
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: Colette on June 19, 2012, 12:20:22 PM
Voted as well  ;)
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: trusk4u on June 19, 2012, 01:48:07 PM
I voted again, but this time from home. You are in the lead my dear! :)
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: MakinTheBest on June 19, 2012, 02:15:50 PM
I understand what you are saying, but remember that everyone doesn't work in every media.  I buy soap from Larissa (both for me and for gifts) as well as journals from BlueHighways.  I also own quite a bit of jewelry from other jewelry artists that work in different styles than me.  Would I buy chainmaille?  Probably not because I can make most weaves for less than buying the piece, but I do often buy from other artists.
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: chainmaille on June 19, 2012, 03:36:36 PM
Voted again, but sorry not for you. I realized another one of our members is in there too, so I needed to spread the love. But you are way out in front.
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: myeuropeantouch on June 19, 2012, 07:07:15 PM
Voted.... :-*
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: ArtfulFolkStainedGlass on June 20, 2012, 06:01:36 AM
Voted again, but sorry not for you. I realized another one of our members is in there too, so I needed to spread the love. But you are way out in front.

Who is it?  And why didn't they promote?  There's lots of love to go around!!! (But I'll take all I can get!!!!)

VOTE FOR HERITAGE DISHES!!!!

madeformebyoaklie.com/greatfinds.html
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: chainmaille on June 20, 2012, 09:18:05 AM
It's thunderrose, I don't know if she promoted or not.
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: CrochetHooked on June 20, 2012, 11:37:37 AM
It's thunderrose, I don't know if she promoted or not.


It is indeed ThunderRose… Andrew (you are everywhere!  :laugh: )  I saw her fine leather when I was voting for Lin (Lin you are in 1st with 56 votes)


I will also “spread the love” tomorrow


Good Luck Lin! 
Title: Re: Begging for votes
Post by: lisianblue on June 21, 2012, 11:17:24 PM
You are ahead by 17 votes!  Really awesome the way you put that together!