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“When I make a piece for someone, it’s like I’m eating their souls. And it’s so good.”
This is a short parody piece about the culture of the online arts marketplace Etsy, and the women who sell their crafts there.
Etsy is a place reinvigorating the domestic arts, the organic, the natural, the homemade, the original. It’s also treacherous water for those who, despite the vulnerability inherent in putting your work up for sale, dare to do so anyway. And, as is often the case with artists, it encourages its share of the pretentious, the insecure and the spiteful.
Thankfully, many Etsy-connected artists are finding this little film extremely funny. (Outtakes are below it, including John Wright’s voice directing.)