Un Fait Accompli, Mega Incomplet

11 Nov

I have so many projects that are just shy of being completed, and yet for the first time in my life I haven’t been able to cross that final hurdle.  I can think of, and do, a hundred little things instead.  I need to:

  • Photograph a completed bead button bracelet make-over and upload it to my shop
  • Attach the stamped charms for two new God/dess necklaces, shoot them and upload them my shop
  • Stamp the charms for two other new God/dess necklaces and get on with those
  • Start the last of this series of God/dess necklaces
  • Finish a new watercolor of poppies and turn it into functional art for my shop
  • Finish the studio reshoot using the faerie woodland background
  • Finish the boutique item description listing update to change the shop name

And that’s just shop related stuffs!  I did finally get around to creating the folder with attached a ribbon and pen for the “Tale of the Mermaid’s Tail” artwork, photographed it and uploaded it yesterday.  It’s received a whole of 4 views in that time.

I’m seriously crap at marketing and I’m beginning to think I did deserve to fail Marketing 101 (but my team mates felt differently–since I’d done most of the work–and talked the prof into giving me the same A+ she gave everyone else on the team).  I think she wanted to fail me on attitude alone, and since I abhor marketing, I would have failed myself based on that criteria, too.  For someone who is as chatty and friendly as I am, you’d think I’d be a great salesperson, but I totally suck.

Ah, well, it’s not like I’m in dire need of the extra money my Etsy boutique was originally intended to bring in.  I’ve paid off all the debt the project created and resigned myself to its failure (i.e., my failure), even though I know the economy was and is against me.  It’s just that I’ve never failed at anything before and I need a pity party, a bit of grieving, and a new way to handle my artistic ADD.  Not a single new supply or tool shall I purchase until all the supplies I currently have on hand are, one way or another, out of this house.

Happy early new year to me and a fresh new start with a fresh new attitude where marketing is not a requirement!

3 Responses to “Un Fait Accompli, Mega Incomplet”

  1. gt281 November 12, 2011 at 1:58 PM #

    Yes but the faerie guestbook has had 411,389 perverts peeking in your window, (not to include myself of course).
    Here’s something to make yous day—it f*****kin snowed here—5”—
    What you need is a warm ewer of Wiccanog and a long hot soak in your kettle while reading an epic adventure set in the frozen tundra…as my favorite doctor is fond of saying—quid pro quo my Queen, quid pro quo—

    Smooches….

  2. Marvin the Martian November 17, 2011 at 11:47 PM #

    I know it’ll pick up for you! But it’s a good idea to burn off the supplies you have before you invest further. At least you can breathe, right?

    • Faerie♥Kat November 18, 2011 at 10:38 AM #

      Agreed! And more importantly, I once again feel like creating. I finished the bracelet and it’s in the shop, the watercolor is painted, and the two necklaces are ready for their photo shoot. Everyday I make a list of “chores.” Lots of things get crossed off, though I usually end up adding more, so the list gets rewritten each night before I go to sleep and that helps give me a feeling of accomplishment. The two biggies at the top of the list, “CLEAN THE *!%#@^! HOUSE” and “FIX THE *!$@!$% IRRIGATION SYSTEM”, haven’t budged, but the roof hasn’t crashed onto my head and the fence hasn’t fallen down yet, so I have somewhere to live and the dogs can’t get out. The two biggies can just bide awhile and get broken into baby steps. Breathing is good!

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