I just opened an Etsy shop! In case you have been living in a cave and don’t know what an Etsy shop is (I didn’t), it’s this web site that makes it really easy to sell your stuff online. Tons of people are making tons of money selling their wares there. At least that’s how it always seems — someone, somewhere, is making a killing just by sitting next to their computer, watching the pennies and quarters roll in.

Who are these people? Well, there’s my clever and talented wife, Mati, for starters. I don’t know if she’s made a killing yet, but she sells stuff at a regular clip on her awesome Etsy shop. Every few days she has to run to the post office to send out more stuff, and she has fans all over the place — all over the world that is. It’s so cool.

So I’ve been meaning to put up my own site and join the fun, but I wasn’t sure when I was going to get around to it. Probably some time after I got back to blogging (which hasn’t happened since October).

Well, I finally put up a bunch of stuff, and it wasn’t half as hard as I thought it would be. I listed a bunch of rock posters I did for Lucinda Williams and Calexico, stuff I did for Burning Man, and even my latest piece for the Valentines Day event at the Ferry Building — this last being the item most requested (I’ve sold three already).

Isn’t the Internet great? It’s like a a big, bustling market like you see in third world countries mashed up with a good old fashioned American mall. Clean and messy at the same time, just like the real world.

Here’s the link in case you missed it the first time: www.hughillustration.etsy.com.

Next time I blog, our discovery of Web Basics continues, with Hugh’s brand new Flickr page!

H.