hipheart is taking a short break.
I am putting my Etsy stores into "vacation" mode. I had images of my art stolen off of Etsy, printed onto pillows, and they are being sold on Ebay and Etsy without my permission. All the offenders are shops based in China, who have ripped off other artists on Etsy. We've been chasing trails all week, trying to get them shut down. I finally found that they were being offered on several large wholesale sites. While Ebay has taken the offending listings down, Etsy hasn't so much as even replied to my reports. There have been too many (heck, ONE is too many) resellers claiming to sell handmade items here on Etsy for a while now, and since Etsy isn't doing anything (except for ignoring the problem and pocketing the money from the resellers) I am putting my shops into vacation mode. I would close them completely, but I don't want someone else using my old shop names.
Please visit my website hipheartstudio.com for info on purchasing my art, or contact me at: loriramotar [!at] gmail.com