Why an Online Collective Shop?
Well... I had this idea for an Online Collective Shop months ago. I wanted to diversify my website, and promote my friends' work. But, with the latest COVID-19 situation, and in-person events cancelled for the foreseeable future, I couldn't think of a better time to launch this new collection on my website.
Full-time and moonlighting artists (I'm in the moonlighting category) are finding themselves in a very difficult situation. Our events have been postponed or outright canceled for the foreseeable future. Full-time artists depend on these events for the bulk of their income, and moonlighting artists, like me, depend on this additional income to sustain ourselves.
We're in this together, and a bunch of us artists have banded together to promote one another. This is my way of supporting & promoting my friends.
So far, Greetings by Jenny's Online Collective Shop has added:
Lettering Works: Chelsie Tamms is a Chicago-based lettering artist and designer. She is the owner of Lettering Works, a branding studio that connects businesses to their audience through creativity and strategy. With over 10 years of practice of lettering and design, Chelsie is passionate about craft and intention.
Hof Draws: Anna of Hof Draws is a Chicago-Based Artist. She's a dog mom, plant lover, & feminist. Anna's work is carefully hand-drawn. More than that, Anna is an amazing person that I had the pleasure to meet through Handmade Happy Hours.
Adorn Home Fragrance: Adorn Home Fragrance is a Chicago-based company that carries handmade candles, incense, room sprays, and reed diffusers. Our candles are made in Portage Park, Chicago using beeswax --a natural and healthy substance used in candle making since ancient times-- and coconut wax--a bi-product of the food industry and made from cold-pressed coconut oil. The carefully selected formulas allow for a sustainable, clean burn from all of our products.
Created by Collette: Collette makes hand-poured candles using soy and coconut wax blends, in addition to soaps & massage bars. All her items are vegan friendly. She's even shared with me her Succulent Soaps - which are only available at in-person events and on greetingsbyjenny.com.
MojoOwl: MojoOwl features handmade gemstone and crystal jewelry with reiki energy. She makes all her jewelry in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. Her jewelry is stunning & carefully designed, and she even repairs and redesigns vintage pieces.
More Artists & Makers to be added soon!