Ebay is continuing to disappoint me. I'm not into conspiracy theories but I do think something is "broken". I get really frustrated with other sellers who poo poo any bad talk about ebay and lump any complaints together with the people on the ebay forums who just rant and rave. There is a middle ground. There are people who see signs that there are issues. I'm one of them. I won't go into any particulars today. I'm saving that for another post. In the meantime my etsy store is doing well. This weekend I had zero sales on ebay with an 1100 item inventory. On etsy I had five sales with an inventory that is around 270. Although I'm glad I started my etsy store and grateful that I'm getting sales there to make up for the sales I'm not getting on ebay there are lots of people in the etsy forums saying things are really slow there too. I didn't have much of an etsy store last year so I can't compare. How about you? Did you have any/many ebay sales this past weekend? If you are on both etsy and ebay how do your sales compare? Do you think it's just the economy and random chance?
The main reason for today's post is totally selfish :) I listed a painting today on ebay. I don't know a lot about art and I had a hard time fitting it into a category/style or describing it. I bought this painting at a Friends of the Library sale. I don't know if it was something donated or if it originally hung in the library. I have another similar one that is of a fish. So tell me what you think! What style would you call this? I've looked at so many paintings on ebay and every time I look at a different style I change my mind about this painting. So help! I'll let you know how I described it in the comments. I don't want to influence your thoughts by posting mine here. So here it is. It is signed but I can't read the signature. It was done in 2003. I can't tell if it is acrylics or oil …or something else. I just thought it was cool. I'd love to hear what you think about the deer with the man face too.