I've been on etsy.com since 2007--My sales haven't been too bad. But I and many other 'fine art' artists have been trying to encourage etsy to build a better category for 'fine art.'
That is one thing that ArtFire has accomplished. And I wonder along with my other fellow fine art artists, why etsy can't seem to wrap their brains and tech talent around this 'fine art concept'?
We began a petition and have over 700 signatures that support having the 'fine art' category on etsy:http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/artonetsy/index.html
I and other 'fine art' artists have written convo's to Rob Rokali(CEO of etsy) with our concerns, but have received no response. We were promised last year(2009) that they were making changes and had hired a taxonomist to organize the fine art category, but alas that has not happened. So many are listing their art on ArtFire, and I have listed several original fine art pieces on ArtFire.com:http://mysticsilks.artfire.com/
Currently I have my orignal art work on both: http://mysticsilks.etsy.com/ and http://mysticsilks.artfire.com/
I sure wish etsy would, as they say, get a move on with defining and supporting the art category on etsy.