Today hasn't been the best. Not the worst, but not the best. I have an incredibly angry tummy, and I'm stuck at home on the couch. I need to clean, but I don't feel like it. I get more nauseated when I'm up and about. Blah.
I did have a pleasant surprise this morning, though. Stuck on the couch, I grabbed my trusty laptop and the remote, flipped the television on to the ever paranoia spawning crime channel, and logged on to check my email.
What do I find? A fellow blogger and etsier, Adrienne, has featured one of my owlies on her blog! Awesomeness.
I haven't sold the first thing in my shop, and, to tell the truth, I've been a little daunted by that.
Making people happy by making them things is an addiction. Painting. Drawing. Crafting. Whatever. It's just a simple thing that I can do that brings so much joy.
Simple is good. Happy is good. But making things? Costs money. So a little shop to help pay for things sounds like a great idea, right?
I thought so, and I'm still really excited about it. I just find myself battling that nagging "no one likes the stuff you make enough to pay for it" feeling.
Ridiculousness, right? I mean, I know the amount someone is willing to pay does not define how much something is worth, but it's just that artist/consumer relationship thing. Aaand I'm insecure.
Imagine my gratitude at finding a complete stranger that is willing to help me promote my little wonky shop. So, I thought I'd pay it forward and feature some other shop owners here on my blog.
So, scroll on down, and feel free to click away! All the items are under $10, and would make wonderful Christmas gifts, don't you think?