I’ve Retired

I did it!

COD Street Fair closed March 8, 2020

I definitely needed to show my art somewhere, so on January 1, 2021, I opened an Etsy shop. Of course I took a class on how to do that, and voila…here’s my Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JackieJacobsonArt

It is amazing how Etsy works. There are currently 3.14 million active sellers on the Etsy website. In my second week on Etsy I received an order. That is truly amazing. And the orders kept coming in. When I reached 100 sales, Etsy made me a top gift seller.

I also created a new website where I’ve listed the best sellers from my Etsy shop, and where I can offer my email friends special discounts, new introductions, and fun stories. Check it out here: https//:jackiejacobson.com

Then came the email last week, that the COD street fair will reopen in January 2022. Now I had to make a big decision. Do I want to wake up at 3:20 AM every Saturday and Sunday and work till 3:00 PM? I decided that it’s time to retire from that schedule. 

So if you’re in the Palm Springs area, please give me a call. My studio is open by appointment where I have all my artworks available for purchase at Special Street Fair Prices.  If you’re not in town, but have items that you’d really like, give me a call. I’ll definitely save you some money, and can now ship anywhere.

I’ve Retired from Street Fairs. YEAH!


5 thoughts on “I’ve Retired

  • Bill J10/29/2021 at 11:14 am

    Some “retirement”! It sounds like you will be busier than ever!

    You’ll never retire, Jackie – just get used to that. As always, you will find a way to continue with your life-work.

    You are a creator (and an inspiration).

  • Elizabeth Shevach10/29/2021 at 8:26 am

    Jackie – I’ve loved visiting your booth at The Street Fair and will miss seeing you and your husband there. Also bought lots of great “stuff”.
    You’re so talented. Good luck with etsy. You should do great without leaving your house except to go to the post office!

  • Dianne10/29/2021 at 7:56 am

    Congratulations to a new chapter of your life. I love shopping on Etsy.

    We will be in the desert in a few weeks. Just checking to see if Marlyn is ready for her new home. I know you’ve been busy so no hurries on this end.

    You are amazing.
    Dianne Roy

  • Eva10/29/2021 at 7:48 am

    I wondered when you would make this decision! It’s been a very difficult thing for both of you to make this decision, I know. It’s been a major part of your income for -what-15 – 20 year’s?? That’s a long time to get up before dawn, and work your tails off each weekend. I know you both enjoyed the people!! It was my pleasure to work there with you a couple of times and I truly don’t know how you did it for so many years! Then the work during the week to get enough things ready to complete the sales and be ready for the next time. I’m happy that you have found a good way to show your beautiful artwork and to get people to see it and buy it. It makes me so happy!!! Love you both!!

  • Katrine Watson10/29/2021 at 7:34 am

    Good for you, Jackie! So glad Etsy and other channels are working so well for you! Love, Trinkie

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