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I started this project (photography art based on human behaviour and the mind) in Affinity Photo about 3 years and did nothing with it. Recently dug up my work and felt inspired again and set up shop with Etsy. The majority of my prints are now available from my Etsy store! Only took 3 years to get here...

http://allanthompsonart.etsy.com

 

Allan

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About me: Trainer at Apple, Freelance Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Website Designer, Photographer. Yes I like creating things!!!

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mystrawberrymonkey/

Twitter: @StrawberryMnky  @imAllanThompson

Web: mystrawberrymonkey.com  Portfolio: behance.net/allanthompson

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They look marvelous! All the luck in the world with your shop @My Strawberry Monkey!

I used to sell with various Etsy niche shops up until 2021. I don’t know how accustom you are with Etsy in general but Etsy does not make it clear to clients that if they open a case against you, Etsy does not quickly  notify the seller to intervene and sort the issue. The result is that you’re getting a bad review (which cannot be overturned), and lose the fight against the client even if it’s his fault, because from my experience, Etsy always sides with the buyer. Happened to me to get a 1* star review with the reason “I opened a case against the seller but they didn’t reply in 2 days etc” — that’s because the seller has no idea! I found being of great importance that every post to have a message like “if anything goes wrong, do not hesitate to contact me personally, etc etc”

But these are things you know already too well — good luck again with the shop!

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On 5/8/2022 at 4:59 AM, iuli said:

They look marvelous! All the luck in the world with your shop @My Strawberry Monkey!

I used to sell with various Etsy niche shops up until 2021. I don’t know how accustom you are with Etsy in general but Etsy does not make it clear to clients that if they open a case against you, Etsy does not quickly  notify the seller to intervene and sort the issue. The result is that you’re getting a bad review (which cannot be overturned), and lose the fight against the client even if it’s his fault, because from my experience, Etsy always sides with the buyer. Happened to me to get a 1* star review with the reason “I opened a case against the seller but they didn’t reply in 2 days etc” — that’s because the seller has no idea! I found being of great importance that every post to have a message like “if anything goes wrong, do not hesitate to contact me personally, etc etc”

But these are things you know already too well — good luck again with the shop!

Thank You @iuli

I've heard of many cases like yours, It definitely feels like more protection is needed for sellers. Whatever platform you're on, unfortunately there will always be those who seek to take advantage, both sellers and buyers. Sorry to hear about your experience, I've seen similar feedback across multiple platforms including this forum. People love to complain, no matter what. Even if you go out of your way to support your customer, negative feedback will happen at some point. Unfortunately we can't please the world...

Thanks for your suggestions, currently working on my seller message!

 

Allan Thompson 

About me: Trainer at Apple, Freelance Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Website Designer, Photographer. Yes I like creating things!!!

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mystrawberrymonkey/

Twitter: @StrawberryMnky  @imAllanThompson

Web: mystrawberrymonkey.com  Portfolio: behance.net/allanthompson

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The Barbed Queen.

 

Latest piece in the series, hopefully it will up on my Etsy by the weekend. 

http://allanthompsonart.etsy.com

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About me: Trainer at Apple, Freelance Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Website Designer, Photographer. Yes I like creating things!!!

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mystrawberrymonkey/

Twitter: @StrawberryMnky  @imAllanThompson

Web: mystrawberrymonkey.com  Portfolio: behance.net/allanthompson

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The Diver.
 
This piece was created to visually represent how we as humans so easily allow others to dive right into our minds. We allow their opinions, their words, their negativity to get deep down within us. Yet, it is us who suffer in silence, we become ill, stressed, depressed! Let's close our minds to that negativity and only allow positive thoughts in. 🥰
 

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About me: Trainer at Apple, Freelance Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Website Designer, Photographer. Yes I like creating things!!!

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mystrawberrymonkey/

Twitter: @StrawberryMnky  @imAllanThompson

Web: mystrawberrymonkey.com  Portfolio: behance.net/allanthompson

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Watching the Joe Wicks documentary on mental health last night made me think about one of my pieces I created a couple of years ago. I called it ’The Storm Within’ created to represent our internal battles.

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About me: Trainer at Apple, Freelance Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Website Designer, Photographer. Yes I like creating things!!!

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mystrawberrymonkey/

Twitter: @StrawberryMnky  @imAllanThompson

Web: mystrawberrymonkey.com  Portfolio: behance.net/allanthompson

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A few more pieces from the Coup De Tete Series and a brand new site for my artwork...

www.allanthompson.art

 

 

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About me: Trainer at Apple, Freelance Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Website Designer, Photographer. Yes I like creating things!!!

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mystrawberrymonkey/

Twitter: @StrawberryMnky  @imAllanThompson

Web: mystrawberrymonkey.com  Portfolio: behance.net/allanthompson

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  • 3 weeks later...

So, after sitting on this project for far too long I decided to submit my art to a few galleries. Below is a list of my upcoming exhibitions, based in London or online for now. Check out the website and the events page for more details.

www.allanthompson.art

 

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About me: Trainer at Apple, Freelance Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Website Designer, Photographer. Yes I like creating things!!!

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mystrawberrymonkey/

Twitter: @StrawberryMnky  @imAllanThompson

Web: mystrawberrymonkey.com  Portfolio: behance.net/allanthompson

YouTube: Affinity Designer & Photo Tutorials

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18 hours ago, Gee Whiz said:

WOW your sh#t is tight. Love them all, especially the black girl with the yellow lips! :27_sunglasses:

LOL, Thanks @Gee Whiz, she's one of my favourites too! Appreciate your feedback and Support!

About me: Trainer at Apple, Freelance Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Website Designer, Photographer. Yes I like creating things!!!

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mystrawberrymonkey/

Twitter: @StrawberryMnky  @imAllanThompson

Web: mystrawberrymonkey.com  Portfolio: behance.net/allanthompson

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The Polluted Mind! Unload your mind from all the pollution and noise we collect, store and think about that mentally drains us. Created in Affinity Photo, I usually start on the Mac then switch to the iPad for when I need more precise control using Apple Pencil. To see the rest of the collection, head over to allanthompson.art

 

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About me: Trainer at Apple, Freelance Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Website Designer, Photographer. Yes I like creating things!!!

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mystrawberrymonkey/

Twitter: @StrawberryMnky  @imAllanThompson

Web: mystrawberrymonkey.com  Portfolio: behance.net/allanthompson

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My art is now hanging up and looking very colourful @hoxtoncabin a great little bar in Hoxton, London with some excellent coffee. Happy to finally see my work created in Affinity photo now in bars and exhibitions!

 

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About me: Trainer at Apple, Freelance Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Website Designer, Photographer. Yes I like creating things!!!

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mystrawberrymonkey/

Twitter: @StrawberryMnky  @imAllanThompson

Web: mystrawberrymonkey.com  Portfolio: behance.net/allanthompson

YouTube: Affinity Designer & Photo Tutorials

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  • 2 weeks later...

The Puppeteer

Latest piece created in affinity photo. Another thought-provoking image open for discussion... This will be available soon from my website and on display in various locations in London. Stay tuned...

👉🏽 www.allanthompson.art

 

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About me: Trainer at Apple, Freelance Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Website Designer, Photographer. Yes I like creating things!!!

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mystrawberrymonkey/

Twitter: @StrawberryMnky  @imAllanThompson

Web: mystrawberrymonkey.com  Portfolio: behance.net/allanthompson

YouTube: Affinity Designer & Photo Tutorials

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  • 4 weeks later...

Great to see my latest piece now on display at the Hoxton cabin in London! Feel free to check out the rest of my art Click here

 

 

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About me: Trainer at Apple, Freelance Video Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Website Designer, Photographer. Yes I like creating things!!!

Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/mystrawberrymonkey/

Twitter: @StrawberryMnky  @imAllanThompson

Web: mystrawberrymonkey.com  Portfolio: behance.net/allanthompson

YouTube: Affinity Designer & Photo Tutorials

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