Thursday, November 12, 2009

Paying It Forward Etsy Style

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?

6 comments:

  1. Chin up girl, be patience and keep working on your shop. Yuo'll see the results.

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  2. Aw that was nice of you to do.

    If my parents weren't all over every purchase I make, I'd so be all over your shop. That being said, I'm still waiting for you to make something for my classroom - obviously I'd buy that in a heartbeat! :) Can you do Wall-E? I love Wall-E.

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  3. BululuStudio: ^_^

    Curious Illusion: Thanks. I can totally do Wall-E and Eva for you. I was just waiting for you to decide what you wanted. 2 watercolor posters coming up!

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  4. I'm in love that ring!!! I would so buy something - but we already kinda swap stuff . . . after Christmas we'll come up with some sort of aggressive marketing scheme or something.

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  5. Ari- I know! I want that ring SO badly, but I just know I'd break out. I'm too allergic to everything to try it. :( And I SO don't expect you to buy. The term "aggressive marketing" frightens me, but if I don't sell anything by Christmas I will TOTALLY be up for it. :P

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