Work in Progress

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Working on some new proverb-cards for in the Papercup webshop. A nice job for a quite sunday morning with a coffee and my favorite music in the background. Do you like this one so far;-)? Take a peek in my shop for more cards and posters with inspiring texts. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Mobile Caravan Stores: New Trend?

mobile workplace

Lately I’m reading more and more exciting stories about creative people who take their businesses on the road. Not by arranging expensive tours or projects abroad, but just by pimping a cheap old caravan and transform it into a vintage shop, art gallery or workspace.

Is it too early to call it a new trend? The financial crisis also hit hard in the creative industry. A caravan seems to be the perfect solution when you can’t afford to rent a workshop anymore.  I somehow think it’s also connected to the webshop-fenomenon. Webshops and caravan shops both are low-key, very flexible an usually managed by one person. The big difference: it’s a very Real Life Experience to travel, meet people and sell stuff at the same time. It shows how work and traveling combined can be a unique, creative lifestyle that is free and simple. Downsizing doesn’t have to be a negative thing. A true inspiration for the year to come!

Etsy shop

As off today you can also purchase Papercup cards and posters from my Etsy shop. I’m very curious how this will work out, for it seems to be pretty hard to generate a lot of traffic to the original webshop http://www.papercup.nl. Etsy is a community of people who love crafty stuff and the buying and selling is a ‘market place’ experience. So far I spend more than I earned so if you want to help me fix the balance, you’re very welcome to;-): www.etsy.com.shop.studiorefill

In the meantime I’m very open to any advice on how to increase the amount of visitors/buyers at http://www.papercup.nl. Ideas?