Shop Update

Hi, lovelies! How have you guys been doing? Aside from having a little anxiety about certain things recently I’m doing good (so far).

I guess that’s a normal problem for parents when their child started to refuse to eat their meals. However, as we had a cold in the last couple of weeks, my daughter (who is autistic) had refused to drink her drinks. Since Autism kid is known to be picky eaters, having her to sit down and eating like normal kids do: vegetables or fruits and meat, that kind of method is already gone since she was 4 years old. It is bad enough that we are struggling to feed her, to make her weight don’t go lower than the average weight, right after she recovered from the flu she refused to drink her drinks. I suppose she gets scared drinking water or juice drinks could hurt her throat. I want her to stay dehydrated every day. She manage to drink less than 300 ml a day. That’s barely enough. I know if it’s less than that it will lead to another health problem which my and husband doesn’t want to happen.

Luckily the school has given us a list of speech therapists available for us (before there isn’t any). Speech therapy? But isn’t that only for kids having a speech problem only? We also thought that too. But this had been recommended by my daughter’s school teachers, and we just follow. They said that even though the therapy helps to improve her speech, the therapy also could help her how to handle difficulties in feeding a child. Hearing this I feel defeated. They advised us to find parents who have the same problems so that we could share and perhaps could learn a few tips for raising an Autism child. Yet it isn’t easy to find one though. So that’s one of the main causes of my anxiety that you guys now know.

DorrieJStudio Etsy shop update; there’s stickers, memo pads, print and printable item
DorrieJStudio

Actually, there’s more, but I don’t want to stress my reader out so I’m sharing you my good news. I have over 10+ new products I updated on my Etsy shop. Yippee! They were hand drawn and handmade by me. There’s individual vinyl stickers, matte sticker sheets, 30 pcs tear-away memo pads & note pad, functional digital stickers for planner who likes to use them on their GoodNotes, and a print and a printable weekly planner.

And what’s more? I’m giving freebie(s) to every customer who purchases physical items from the shop. Your support of my small business is greatly appreciated. Visit my Etsy shop here.

Oh, in case I forgot to tell you. I joined TikTok! Woot, woot!

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My Etsy Shop is Open!

Kyaaaa! I did it once again. I reopened my Etsy shop and it’s out on the market.

I opened it on Wednesday to have my seasonal products on sale. It is soon than what I expected. Right now we have two on the list and both are for calendars and planners. So this is kinda a soft opening? Idk. But I should have made an undated planner and made it plain as in not seasonal, but my hand could not stop drawing a rabbit! So I’ve got to sell it fast! Lol.

Shop image on Etsy owned by DorrieJStudio aka mizarwen
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Nag in The Head

‘You shouldn’t have opened the store with less than 20 listings.’ I remember the tip was shared by a lot of Etsy owners all over Youtube. These words have been constantly playing in my head. It’s a tip. A good one. But why does it sound more like a warning than a tip? Haha. I admit I did some research before opening, I mean, who doesn’t, but I think in my case that’s excusable. It’s not a crime; it’s a little uncertain if someone is going to buy them. For instance, my calendar, which I did last November. I should’ve sold it during that month, but since I’m not ready to open the shop yet and I only made one product at that time, I let it go until it was l…late? Now it’s April 2022 I just listed it in the shop. Lol. But hey, I’m happy that they are out now. I felt such relief. Now, 18 more to go and 7 more are waiting to be listed.

Printable April monthly planner 2022 Easter theme DorrieJStudio aka mizarwen
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Printable Calendar 2022 made by DorrieJStudio aka mizarwen
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More and more!

You heard me right. Some are on the way. I just have to go through the photo shoot process and do the product details. This is a very time-consuming process. This is why only digital products are available, as they do not require shipping. That part… I still need to dive deep into it to make sure there are no more mistakes in the future. So I’m hoping I can work it out and get it over with and get back to finishing episodes of my Webtoon story.

Social Media

Gosh! It plays a very important role. Why? In order for people to see and find out what you have in the store, you should have this. They are the methods of promoting your products. All I got is Instagram, Twitter, my YT channel, and this blog to promote my products. Some shop owners I followed are using other platforms such as Tik Tok and Twitch. I don’t know if this really helped, but if you have experience and you use the same strategy as them, feel free to share your experience and leave us some comments. I’m ready to give it a shot.

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Toodles!

Goals and Art

I want to pat myself on the back for coming up with so many sketches these few days. This had made the pages of my sketchbook only a few left empty.

2022 I want to reopen my Etsy shop where I can sell some of my illustrations that will be made into the digital planner stickers and print.

Before this, I sold colouring pages black and white digitally. However, that didn’t grab much attention than my Fiverr gig, which at that time the sales went far well. It was a simple gig; I gave services to draw kids colouring pages for certain prices. The prices were damn cheap. I attracted several buyers, but there’s this one regular buyer who bought my gig so many times that put some orders before I could even begin his current order. I got too overwhelmed and spent hours and hours completing the gig and that led me to put my Fiverr gig on hiatus.

illustrated blog by mizarwen dorriejstudio about goals and art post

Back in that day, I didn’t know how to limit the orders – I didn’t even know the setting existed. Lol. But that’s okay, I guess. Since I know how it works now I’ll begin again, but not this sooner. I’m focusing more on creating digital products for my Etsy shop.

Dorriej patreon setup icon tier illustration art
Illustrations for future Patreon icon tier (still in the plan)

Currently, I’ve been busy creating the ‘breakfast‘ and ‘Daisy‘ themes. However, it’s still a long way to go. It’s one of my goals for this year. Have I told you I also want to publish my romance & comedy comic on Webtoon? That too has been keeping me busy. I don’t know when I able to complete it, but for sure the mission is to publish the first 3 episodes on the platform. If that attracts many readers or even nice the Webtoon editor’s attention, that’ll put a smile on many faces; my parents, my in-laws, my husband, and myself once again.

If they hire me, at least I could help my husband to pay my daughter’s therapy bill and help buy any necessities for the household. But yeah, I’ll let you guys know when it gets published.

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