Last night I braved my way through Kensington to attend a class for sellers on Etsy. My dear friend Liz accompanied me, and we managed to make it there in one piece and (almost) on time. It was informative, although much of the time was taken up with instructions on how to list an item, which I already know how to do. There were a few tips shared, although I would be lying if I said I wasn’t hoping for more “insider” secrets to selling. Liz is always good for some interesting conversation, and since we share the same opinions on a lot of matters, she’s always a pleasure to be around.
Anyway, I’ve been pretty happy with the amount of orders I’ve gotten just from the blog, and special requests from people who’ve seen my stuff on flickr & etsy. Not that I wouldn’t be more than happy to get more, of course, but it’s been nice & steady. I realize I have not had a shop update in quite a while, and, all I can say is, I’m sorry! Anyone who clicks on the links to my shop must be so bored by the same old pictures that’ve been up there since Easter…. I do have an update coming, I promise!
The good thing about taking the class last night was it got me motivated to get my heiney in gear & pump out some new stuff. I’ve had these ideas floating around for so long, it’s time to make them materialize. I’ve always been kind of in awe of the fact that we as humans can take something intangible and abstract, like a thought, or an idea, and make it into something real. Something that can be touched, listened to, read, admired, or even criticized by others. You can offer someone a little window into what’s inside your mind. I guess it’s a little like imitating God… pretty cool. After all, isn’t imitation the highest form of flattery?