Mermaid art tiles are now for sale in my Etsy shop. I’m kind of excited because they even come with super cool stands. I am going to scan them into my computer so I can make prints and one day I will add those to my Etsy shop too. I say one day because I am so behind in adding things to my Etsy shop that I feel like just putting a sign on our house saying “Art Shop Inside.” I have merchandise piling up over my head.
I love to make things. I love to write about things. I love hanging out with awesome people on social media. I even love designing my website and changing my headers and playing around a bit with html. I completely dislike putting things into my Etsy shop. I put it off just like I put off doing the dishes or putting my laundry away. It’s kind of boring and technical and a bit monotonous. That’s why I sometimes go to the library and force myself to list things for sale until my eyes glaze over and I want to take a nap between a few dusty books nobody has checked out in ages.
One day I am going to get an assistant or an intern or a daughter big enough to list things on Etsy for me. It’s a dream of mine. I keep thinking about how I could be spending my time better if my items were magically listed on Etsy without me ever having to know about it. These are the moments when I think Google brain might be a good thing.
I have also added a bunch of new jewelry to my shop. I’ve spent two half days in the library this week so far. I might even go back tomorrow. It makes me want to cry, but how can I be a business if I don’t actually try to sell anything? How can I sell anything if I don’t devote some time to uploading images to Etsy?
At home I am making more jewelry. I don’t know what happens, but one day I just wake up and feel compelled to make 100 necklaces and so I just do it during every free moment I can steal away from my family. I am cutting card stock while on the phone. I’m dying my fingers red and purple while listening to This American Life on NPR. I’m slicing my way through glue and paper with an X-ACTO knife while watching An American Horror Story. Like a boss.
Unfortunately, I got so distracted by all of the horror that I also sliced through my thumb with that X-ACTO knife. I was bleeding all over the place and debating whether to keep going or to stop when Tiny-Small came into the room, took one look at my thumb and ran to get the first aid kit. She came back with Snoopy bandaids. She said, “I’ll fix it mom since I’m going to be a people doctor next year.” Then she did fix it and I kept making jewelry without contaminating it with my DNA. I am probably going to stick with watching The Big Bang theory while making jewelry from now on. Although, with all of that laughing I might poke my eye out with that X-ACTO knife instead. I’m pretty sure that would make Tiny-Small go back to her previous dream of wanting to be a dog doctor.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know that I am stocking up my Etsy shop with new items and bright colors and happiness. It’s summer. It’s hot. It’s time for mermaids and nice, cool landscapes, don’t ya think? Or maybe just some jewelry so you can walk around feeling awesome or at least a little fancy.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ANNE C. YOU ARE THE SWEEPSTAKES WINNER! I will be contacting you by email in just a few minutes.
Mother’s Day Pendant Giveaway 2014 starts today! I wanted to share some of my art pendants with one lucky winner to celebrate Mother’s Day. I am giving away two art pendants so the winner can keep one and give one to a special mother in his or her life.
These pendants are hand painted and hand made by me. The glass has some minor imperfections that are part of the charm of the piece. They have a value of $36 USD.
How do you enter the contest? Just leave a comment below and tell me what you admire most about a mother in your life.
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