I get a lot of questions by email and on my etsy account and would like to answer all these questions in this post. Those who follow me on facebook already know what happened, for everyone else I will try to briefly describe the situation at the moment.
Now there is a conflict between Russia (the country in which I live) and Ukraine. As a result of these events, many sanctions have been imposed in Russia that black possibility of using international payment systems.
Paypal is leaving Russia, etsy has frozen all accounts of Russian artists and deleted listings. Visa and Mastercard have also suspended their work in Russia. Therefore, buying my illustrations on etsy or on any other platform that offers only paypal is impossible for Russian artists. I also used paypal on my website, so buying on the site is also not possible.
At the moment, Russian IT specialists are working on new options for cooperation with other countries, but it takes time.
So far I have found only a few options where I can continue to draw for you, these are “boosty” and “designbundles”. While I’m waiting for approval on the design bundle, you can visit my blog on boosty.
Boosty is a service for Russian artists created in the Netherlands, so paypal payment works, because it goes to the service (in the Netherlands), and then the service transfers funds to the artist’s account with commission deduction.
The only disadvantage of this service is that prices are indicated in rubles and there is no possibility to make a discount when buying several products. But I solved this problem by reducing all prices by 50% as if you applied a discount. And I made a small sign for you with approximate prices that may fluctuate due to the ruble exchange rate
For the convenience of searching for products, I made an album in my facebook where each photo of the set has a link to boosty and to the website.
This way you can review the product in detail on the website and then buy it on boosty.
After the product is purchased, you just scroll down and find an orange download link. The license rules apply the same as on the website and on etsy.
I also created a subscription for those who want to receive free kits from me, if you want, you can subscribe. It is located right here:
I’m really sorry that everything is so confusing and I understand that many people will simply refuse my creativity because of all these difficulties, but many really asked me to organize at least some opportunity, so I did it. Perhaps there will be other opportunities in the future, but for now that’s all there is.
In any case, I am very grateful to everyone who has supported me all this time, I am glad that many have managed to make a good business on souvenirs with my illustrations. All the best to you and take care of yourself! 💖💖💖