Contributor post by Megha of byTheArtBug
1. What city do you live in? What makes it special?
Zoetermeer in the Netherlands.
Zoetermeer, which means Sweet Lake, is a town with about 120.000 inhabitants, not so far from the coast of the North Sea. It’s a place with some forests, much “green”spots, leasure companies like “Snowworld” (for skiing) and Dutch Waterdreams (for rafting). I love to ride my bike and walk in my beautiful neighbourhood.
2. What are several places everyone visiting your country should see?
Of course our capital Amsterdam is a great place to visit: the museums with the famous paintings of Van Gogh and Rembrandt, the canals and canal houses and red light district.
But don’t forget to see Delft, a lovely little town with its Delfts blue pottery and our biggest harbour city Rotterdam with a superb skyline!
3. How have the customs, traditions, geography, nature etc. inspired the items you create?
I am selling vintage french postcards and since I live in Europe I sometimes go to French flea markets and I trade with French sellers.
4. What are you doing this fall to drive your business in your community? Are you doing a festival or show? How do you reach out to your community?
In the Netherlands Etsy is not that known yet, my buyers are most Americans. I purchase many vintage Christmas cards now with angels, trees, snow, etc. to try to get more buyers this fall and winter. I don’t have a Facebookpage yet, but will start with it soon.