About artsyletters

Robyn Hood Black is a children's author, poet, and artist. She's happiest with ink underneath her fingernails.

It’s HEARTSYLETTERS Time! (Scroll down for newest “additions”!)

Greetings, Friends! It’s almost Valentine’s Day… I’m busy in the studio conjuring up gifts for the letter-lovers in your life. (Or for yourself!) We can use as much love as we can get these days, right?
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My physical shop remains closed to the public (except by appointment) until we’re a bit further along the pandemic road, but my Etsy Shop is open 24/7. I’ll be posting lots of heart/love-themed items on Instagram for the next month; feel free to follow along here. And, Thank You! (I DO love my customers and supporters!)

First up: These fun, funky chokers made from 1950s and 1980s ingredients – for those with “questionable” taste, perhaps? :0)

https://www.etsy.com/listing/942628667/vintage-brass-question-mark-heart?ref=shop_home_active_1

*Reminder*

To our Beaufort Friends: My teeny wee shop will not be open this evening for First Friday, but I’m happy to arrange local pickup for anything ordered online through my Etsy shop in the next couple of weeks. If you head downtown tonight, enjoy – and be sure to wear your mask and socially distance! :0) Thanks to The Beaufort Emporium and Thibault Gallery for providing my holiday cards for folks to sign for some of our local military members who are currently deployed. Just write a note, and I’ll do the rest to get them into the hands of service members. Take good care!

Studio Hours Update – By Appointment for Now

On Hold/By Appointment….

Greetings, Friends. I’ve had a few open studio afternoons this month, but for the time being with an eye on virus numbers, will keep hours by appointment only: My shop is *tiny* and hard to socially distance in. I’m more than happy to arrange pickup for any items ordered from my Etsy shop http://etsy.com/shop/artsyletters.

It’s open 24-7. (We will decide about December’s First Friday that week. Night on the Town is not happening in Beaufort, but lots of shops WILL be open for First Friday.) Thanks!

First Friday – TONIGHT!

If you’re enjoying First Friday in downtown Beaufort tonight – 5 – 8 p.m., stop by and pen a note for a deserving service member who is currently deployed! We’ll take care of the rest.

Also, enjoy visiting shops AND join in a “Find the Pumpkin” Scavenger Hunt for prizes. See you later! (Masks required – Please play safe. Thanks.)

This Week’s Webinar: Your Etsy Shop on Social Media

Etsy Shop Owners! Need some Social Time? Check out Robyn’s THIRD Etsy U Webinar coming up this Wednesday – also featuring Mary Thibault of Thibault Gallery. Introverts welcome!

Your Etsy Shop on Social Media

September 30, 2020 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM EDT – Cost:  $15

Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter… How do we keep up?  We’ll look at some of the main channels in the Social Media world and how they can help connect your shop with potential customers.  Then we’ll offer tips on choosing the right one(s) for you. Learn how to share photos, videos and stories, and how to make a plan for your shop’s social engagement that won’t overtake the rest of your life!

Register for the Social Media Workshop here.

Note:  Etsy U workshop participants will receive a “check in” link to provide an email address and the name of their Etsy shop. That’s actually how I’ll get credit for teaching the classes! Etsy states that it will not share personal information with unrelated third parties for marketing purposes.

Etsy Search Workshop Coming Right Up!


How do you get found on Etsy? And what does Google have to do with it? Join me THIS Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 for an online Zoom webinar exploring all things Search! Co-hosted with Mary Thibault and ‘broadcast’ from Thibault Gallery. I’ll be sharing slides from Etsy as part of the Etsy U program. Details below!

Getting Found on Etsy – How Search Works

September 23, 2020 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM EDT – Cost:  $15

You’ve got wonderful products, great photographs, and you’re all set with pretty packaging and shipping tape… but how do potential customers find your shop?  It’s all about SEO – Search Engine Optimization. We’ll delve into the workings of Etsy search, from keywords to conversion rates, exploring ways to optimize your shop listings to help match them with potential buyers.  As a bonus, we’ll talk some Google, too.

Register for the Search Workshop here.

And, could your Etsy shop use some Social Media savvy? Read on:

Your Etsy Shop on Social Media

September 30, 2020 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM EDT – Cost:  $15

Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter… How do we keep up?  We’ll look at some of the main channels in the Social Media world and how they can help connect your shop with potential customers.  Then we’ll offer tips on choosing the right one(s) for you. Learn how to share photos, videos and stories, and how to make a plan for your shop’s social engagement that won’t overtake the rest of your life!

Register for the Social Media Workshop here.

Note:  Etsy U workshop participants will receive a “check in” link to provide an email address and the name of their Etsy shop. That’s actually how I’ll get credit for teaching the classes! Etsy states that it will not share personal information with unrelated third parties for marketing purposes. (I have completed trainings this year as an Etsy U instructor, but I am not an employee of or representative of Etsy. )