So my trade came about when I received a convo or message from DELdreamart on Etsy asking whether I was willing to trade. I took a look at her shop and it just so happened that I was looking for someone to do just the kind of art work that she did. Here is an artwork from her shop.
|Fairy Dancing by DELdreamart on Etsy|
I have a friend who had written a children's book which had some mystical characters and I was looking for someone to do a artwork that illustrated some of the scenes in the book. I asked her if she would do a special art work for me to give to my friend for her birthday. We agreed on a value and in exchange for the artwork she picked two items from my shop. Here are the two items from my shop that she chose:
So I sent her the descriptions from the book which included a young girl with long brown hair and blue gray eyes. She lived in a cottage on a small farm. There was a field with bluebells and heather and fairies and a queen fairy. So this is what she did for me.
She matted it nicely and I gave it to my friend and she loved it. Overall this trade was quite the positive experience. I might just join one of the trade friendly teams myself. One good thing about doing a trade is that it shows as a sale on Etsy, and it is also a great way to build up positive feedback.