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!