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Mindy Wilson Prints

Artist Mindy Wilson uses pen, pastel and watercolor to create images for greeting cards, textiles, and illustrations for children’s books. She also has a shop on Etsy offering prints of some of her original works, all very affordable, colorful, and for the bird and tree lovers out there – you’ve just hit the jackpot.

See how great they look framed in an AT reader’s home? I love seeing prints in an actual space. I guess if I can throw a tip out into the world of Etsy sellers, I’d like to say this: A lot of shoppers aren’t visual like you are. They can’t ‘see’ a print in their space without you showing it on display somehow, framed. It also gives customers a sense of scale, so if you want to boost your sales… Show your prints living in a home – make them come alive!


Thanks Mindy for writing in! Great AT picture by the way…

(images from mindy wilson and apartment therapy)

Posted by decor8 in Arts + Crafts, etsy, walls on March 27, 2007

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  1. casapinka commented
    March 27th, 2007 at 4:21pm

    Huge point. Same with wallpaper sellers. Some do photograph their papers in a space but many don’t. Especially with large repeating patterns, it is very difficult to visualize and entire wall.

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  2. decor8 commented
    March 27th, 2007 at 4:26pm

    Oh that’s true casapinka… Not everyone is in a showroom shopping these days, most of us (incl. designers) are shopping online.

    I think artists and designers are so super visual and creative that the reasoning is others are the same way so they ‘get it’ too. But that is not the case.

    A picture speaks a thousand words!!!

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  3. susie commented
    March 27th, 2007 at 6:12pm

    I purchased 2 prints from mindy early in the year….I love them!

    Holly, you are so right about showing items in relation to an actual space. The same goes for accessories. I can’t tell you how many times i’ve looked at a purse or tote bag online and the picture is just the product floating in space. You need to see it in relation to a person/human body!

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  4. Anonymous commented
    March 27th, 2007 at 8:32pm

    They are great Mindy. Thanks for sharing with us Holly. :)

    Your blog makes me happy each day, I walk away with much more than I came here with. My design quench!

    Annie (Boston)

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  5. Lynda commented
    March 27th, 2007 at 9:43pm

    Mindy! wow I lost track of her and just loved her work when she did a few designs for me at HipsterCards in 2005 (check out her flirty card at
    http://www.hipstercards.com/compose_ecard.php?ecardid=1393
    She is not only talented but a joy to work with.

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  6. Wonder Spaz commented
    March 27th, 2007 at 10:11pm

    I pray that sellers take your advice; it would help those of us without a talent for design or visual arts conceptualize the opportunities presented by a piece of art. My skills and career are in writing, and I have learned to stretch my imagination through your blog and others. Without them, I’d be at a loss in trying new things in my home.

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  7. CeLee commented
    March 27th, 2007 at 11:28pm

    i love seeing the actual print in its real setting as well – great find holly!

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  8. kstyle commented
    March 28th, 2007 at 1:44am

    Pink you and Holly are so right. And I am embarrased to say that I once ordered this ” large scale tree” patttern wallpaper and put it up on a never ending wall and much to my husbands chagrin ripped the whole thing down only minutes later. Yikes costly mistake and if I could have seen it in a pic maybe would have been saved. k

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  9. Mary-Anna Welch commented
    March 28th, 2007 at 12:32pm

    Thanks so much for the advice to show your work actually hanging on the wall. I plan on asking each of my customers for a photo of their paintings for my portfolio.

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  10. Starla commented
    March 28th, 2007 at 4:22pm

    That is a very good point. I’d like to think that I can visualize how a picture would look in certain space, even though I am by no means an artist or designer, but seeing how a picture looks framed and hanging on a wall would help out so many people or at least give people ideas.

    One thing I definitely prefer and will sway my decision on an online purchase is if I can enlarge or zoom in on a picture in order to see the details or colors more clearly. If I can’t do that, unless I really love the item, I will more and likely not purchase it.

    I own one of Mindy’s prints and I love it. I’m waiting to receive one more print from another Etsy seller (Bird Nerd) and then I’m taking all the prints to get framed.

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  11. Alicia commented
    March 28th, 2007 at 8:35pm

    Thank you for continuing to feature etsy sellers. Mindy’s work is gorgeous! I think your point about showing framed pieces is excellent, and I will definately make this addition as I update my shop.

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  12. decor8 commented
    March 28th, 2007 at 9:54pm

    Of course Alicia! For those that know me and have been reading decor8 from the start, I was the first to blog about Etsy the moment their site went up – I’ve been a huge supporter all along. And that’s not changing anytime soon!

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  13. Mariela commented
    March 29th, 2007 at 5:48am

    These are simply BEAUTIFUL! Thanx so much for sharing!

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