The start of the holidays triggers me going into productive mode. I partake in only two events a year, both of which are at my little office building, one in the spring, and one at the start of December. I think we have about 6 vendors and I sell a couple of dozen little things, most of which are earrings. So far, these two events have been as much as I can handle since playing with clay and making jewelry is my hobby and not my livelihood.
It is my hope that this effort of getting a little more "official" with my business will inspire me to continue creating. I go into these dead-air times where I will make nothing for months at a go. In retrospect, these periods always seem sad in a way. I play a lot of video games and my yard gets weeded more often (ha!), but its just - I don't know... The Doldrums I guess?
In any case, I started an instagram account and I am going to try to take an art related snapshot every day (See the nifty banner above!). Instagram makes taking snapshots ridiculously easy. I spent the last year or two making fun of it, but now that I have an actual use for it, suddenly it is super cool. Typical... And look, I can stick the photos right here which leads me to
I got new business cards made! My last business card redesign never sat right with me. Changing my "business" name to just be my name gave me a good excuse to do another overhaul of the card. I like it so much better. Plus, it's all crazy high-tech with my QR code on the back.
What else have I done, hmmm. Applied for a re-sellers permit and will be applying for a business licence for my town. Finally got around to signing up for Square so I can take credit card payments. I am also looking into inventory apps since I need to keep track of what I leave over are Resurrected.