Saturday, September 27, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
For me personally, I can say it wasn't the best show I have been to - but it wasn't the worst either. I made a profit, and I got some people to sign up for my mailing list, and I met some awesome people who understood that my jewelry was a very high quality, not mass produced, and truly understood that each piece I make is one of a kind, which really helped drive the sale home for them. Some ladies tried on a necklace and were like "No one else will have this....I will get this one!" I have said in some other posts, but the feeling of knowning that a person is so happy and fulfilled with their purchase FROM me, is an undescribable feeling. As an artist I think sometimes you wonder if you are being appreciated, and on days like today you feel it completely. And thankfully - other artists were feeling this too (I hope, bc they were making sales too!).
I am doing another show in a few weeks and I hope that I get the same response. I think I came into this even with little to no expectations - this is mainly because I came into a city which I had NEVER been to before and got compliments that made me feel good. Even though right now, I am a lady with cramps (sorry fellas) that could kill - I threw on a smile, and unforunately not a windbreaker - it was so cold today. Like I didn't get the memo and thankfully brought a sweater and jeans - and chose not to wear my sundresses. hahha. I am excited for the next show!
I hope everyone has a wonderful rest of the weekend!!!
Sunday, September 14, 2008
This week will be busy, getting everything together, making sure I have everything I need - especially change! I definitely have a ton of business cards, bags, and artist info cards. And I certainly have a lot of inventory... I hope it does well. I want to at least break even.
I hope yall have a great week!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
It felt good to make a few more pairs of earrings, it has been a little while since I have really sat down to create.
As for the farmer's market - I am still getting to working on that. It's like I think about it when I figure the office is closed, like when I am cooking dinner or something and then I think DAMMIT! I'll get to that tomorrow. Hopefully I will remember one time to do this during the day.
I sold some items today to my friend, that also felt good. She picked out a necklace and earrings for her friend. She has good taste ;)
Have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I am so happy to be a part of this. If you go to the KIVA website, you can see where your money is going - which in my own opinion, really makes this organization awesome.
All of the items in the SALE section of my etsy store will have 10% of their sale go towards this great cause - I lowered some prices so now is a FABULOUS time to check out the sale items:)
Monday, September 8, 2008
SUPER NEWS: I just found out I got into the BazaarSpark in Raleigh next weekend! I am very excited about doing a show - I have not done an official show since the Spring and am ready to get back into that. BazaarSpark is a really cool idea trying to get the arts into the local community and getting people out of enclosed malls. I love the idea :) You can check out their website and other events that will be going on next weekend @ http://www.sparkcon.com
Now I really need to get everything organized... this will be good!
Sunday, September 7, 2008
There is a big fundraiser in my hometown each fall that benefits the local schools arts programs. This year is the first year I will be donating anything for the event. I am excited and nervous. I hope that the piece does well! I will let yall know hows it goes :) Cross your fingers!!! I sent in a bunch of business cards and artist information cards too so that they can put it next to my necklace.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Here is mine: http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=5663
the treasuries I am featured in
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
So my FDL team member Melisa thought it would be a very awesome idea to make a video to post on YouTube featuring some of our team members. I think the video looks great and really showcases what we can do individually and as a team.
Plus I like the songs too :)
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
My grandmother was a nurse at Bellevue in NYC for a long time and has seen a lot of crazy intense things. She was gracious enough to take me to New York this spring so that she could go to her 60th Nursing School Reunion. My grandma is amazing and has always been there for me. Even though she hasn't been a nurse for a very long time, she still acts like one - I guess that's something you don't ever stop doing as a profession. She recently had a fall and cracked her knee cap and while I was home this weekend I was able to give her this mouse. She loved it! I am so glad she does :) I think it is especially relevant to her because during her time as a nurse, her uniforms actually resembled this!
I want to thank Anna for helping me give something so meaningful to my grandma. You are awesome ANNA!
Yall should check out her store on etsy too - you will not be disappointed! http://TheHouseOfMouse.etsy.com
- organize earring racks by price
- create new inventory list of all items
- continue marketing etsy store
- keep up with the three teams I now represent
- work on getting a table @ the local farmer's market on saturdays
- Find a few more local shows if farmer's market turns out to be a bust
- have fun!
- I would like to have at least 3 online sales
Have an awesome week!