About

Hi there! Welcome – and Thank You for visiting my About page.  I’ll keep this short and sweet.  Kinda.

My name is Nanette Thorell, but everyone calls me Nan.  Originally from California, I now live in my own home, in a small mountain community in the piñon and ponderosa forests of  New Mexico. The impossible blue skies, breezy cool pines, fresh mountain air and clear starry nights allow for a clarity of mind and peaceful existence that I thrive on.  If you’re curious about the house, I took pictures during the construction and posted them at my Log Home New Mexico website.

I am schooled in Commercial Art, which developed into an interest in what is commonly called Internet Sales and Marketing.  I can see your eyes glazing over right now – stay with me.  It’s an overused and generic phrase, but it’s accurate.  IS&M was not my original intention when I first put my foot on this path many years ago, but here I am anyway.  In a nutshell, one might describe it as “getting folks to buy your stuff“.

I started out where a lot of others in this particular tribe started out – on eBay.  I’ve been an eBay seller since 1998.  I branched out to Amazon as a marketplace seller sometime around 2003.  And I added Etsy to my list of venues in 2005. At this point, I have three sales channels at eBay, one at Amazon, and two at Etsy.

Paper and Prints
OldPaperShop at eBay  vintage art prints
OldPaperShoppe at Etsy vintage ephemera supply for paper crafters.

Printables
ColorScapePrintables at Etsy adult coloring pages and typewriter quotes (new – in development).

Books and… whatever
BookStew at eBay rare and hard-to-find books
RanchoNan at eBay consignment items and random discoveries
Ponderosa-Moon at Amazon mostly books and some prints.

I started writing this blog for many reasons, but if I had to narrow it down to one objective, it would be: to get stuff outta my head and maybe help someone in the process.  In this blog, I will share my selling techniques, my successes, and failures, things that work for me, mentors I read and follow, and – when that gets to be too much like work – some small town stories, and single-woman-living-in-the-forest household hacks.

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That’s about it – thank you for visiting, and reading my About page.  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.