Folksy Ltd

3 Years this week on an amazing journey

(Hazel Rayfield) #1

It is three years this week that I opened my Folksy shop for my Art In Wax

This was my first time showing my art work online, since then I have my own website and have had several other outlets online and offline, I have been in featured magazines and even more recently commission to make demonstration videos for a US company working in Encaustic …

Its an amazing journey, which is still going strong and which all started with my shop here … and my first sale to Margaret @Louisa15 … I have had nearly 100 sales here now, and almost twice that many else where with my work is now in homes and properties around the globe, on at least three continents as far as I now … some larger wall art and some miniatures ACEO and Doll house pieces.

So this weekend to celebrate any order from my Folksy shop will receive a little extra in the package …

Have a great day


Weekly Art Chat w/c 7th July
(Helen McCartney Designs) #2

Congratulations Hazel,

Here’s to many more sales : ) x

(Hazel Rayfield) #3

Thanks Helen and when I started I never thought I’d sell anything …

As Encaustic (hot wax painting) is not as well known as other painting mediums I wondered if it would sell !!! but my artwork has had an amazing response with lots of new things planned for the future, as I experiment with different types of wax and supports :slight_smile:

(Margaret Jackson) #4

I’m so pleased to have been your first ever sale Hazel, your work is amazing and looks even better in real life than on screen. Hope you get lots more sales in the future! :smile:

(Hazel Rayfield) #5

Thank you Margaret :slight_smile: Great you are part of my story … when I write my biography you will in the first chapter :wink:

(Myfanwys Appliques) #6

Sometimes its good to look back and see how far you have come. This is an inspirational thread for all those new sellers who are just starting out on the journey. I agree here’s to many more!
Rosalind x

(Lynn Britton) #7

Well done Hazel, your paintings are lovely so I’m not surprised that you’ve had such success. May it long continue for you.
Lynn x

(Hazel Rayfield) #8

Rosealind thank you :slight_smile: and yes I hope it will encourage others that are just starting out …

People (offline) were skeptical that art would not sell online and yet not just I but many many people here on folksy sell art of many types. It takes hard work but then doesn’t anything worth while :slight_smile:

One reason I started making the videos (first one was of a rose and was in 2012 - its has had 34,000 views now) and doing online photo demos was to help spread the word about encaustic and what that is, as lots of people haven’t heard about it at all … and the most popular comment I get is as @Louisa15 Margaret says, at it looks so much better in real life …

(Hazel Rayfield) #9

Thank you Lynn … I just don’t know where the last three years have gone :slight_smile:

(Karen Ellam) #10

So inspiring Hazel. Your work is beautiful. Here’s to many more years of success :grinning::wine_glass::beers:

Karen :cherry_blossom:

(Phoenixprojects) #11

Congratulations, Hazel! Your encaustic art is stunning and totally deserving of all those sales!

(Hazel Rayfield) #12

Thank you Karen :smile:

Thanks Pam … I would paint even if I didn’t sell any, I’m just hooked on Encaustic, but when one sells its such a buzz … and means I can buy more wax of course :slight_smile:

(Yvette ) #13

Congratulations Hazel, i really do admire your work. Here’s to many more years of success

(Elaine) #14

Well done Hazel, congrats on your sales - I love your artwork.


(Hazel Rayfield) #15

Thanks you Yvette and yes the journey continues :smile:

Thanks Elaine, you are very kind :smile:

I have lots of new paints and projects planned …

(Norfolkwoodcrafts) #16

Well done Hazel,may it continue onwards and upwards.


(Hazel Rayfield) #17

Thanks Paul :slight_smile:

I have a feeling this is just the beginning :wink:

(Helen McCartney Designs) #18

Well all of your hard work has paid off and so it should. Looking forward to seeing all of your new work : ) x

(Hazel Rayfield) #19

Thank you Helen :slight_smile:

Yes lots of new paintings and projects planned … I do love to experiment and try new things in wax - recently I have been working with deeper layered styles of Encaustic on absorbant supports which is very different to working on the specialist gloss card I mostly use ! It’s very popular in the US to use this style and becoming known about here too :slight_smile:

(Stephanie Short) #20

Hi Hazel, well done!
Hope you continue to go from strength to strength :wink:
Steph x