I get the National Geographic newsletter and was skimming quickly over the June 11 one last night and saw a sidebar on support the arts. There Etsy was mentioned! If you haven't heard of etsy by now, you are definitely too sheltered. It's been in top magazines, Martha Stewart and more. Etsy is definitely the place to go when shopping for something that has been created with a lot of love, time and passion.
I even had one of my carnival prints purchased in a 20x30 by someone who is on Pennsylvannia Ave. No, not the president, though one can always hope and dream, right?!
Also, as a member of the POE, Photographers of Etsy street team, I enjoy reading the blog and seeing the latest news of fellow artisan photographers. In fact, a movie that is coming out has "props" in it that were purchased on etsy...from a photographer! The photographer is Maleah Matthews of urbandesign and her photos are going to be "The Rooommate."
These are a couple of my prints you can purchase off of my etsy shop. Look to the right and down a ways for the etsy photo link to my shop!