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Sunday, May 29, 2005

Got Print?

I just ordered a bunch of promo materials from Got Print. I can hardly wait to get them!

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Monday, May 16, 2005

This is hard!

Sometimes I just get so exhausted! It's really difficult to keep everything going at once. I can try to make a schedule but something more important, more fun, more pressing will come up and whatever I had in mind for that time just doesn't get done. I try to keep some sense of routine in my life, but usually something throws a wrench in the operation and all my plans all go the way of the Do-Do.

When this happens I try to keep in mind this mantra that I was told when I lived in Rome, "If you have five things you want to do in a day, and you get three of them done, it's been a good day."

My hubsie also tries to encourage me by telling me that I try to do to many things at once, an impossible number of things, and it's not the end of the world when I don't turn on the dishwasher or make 10 more necklaces or whatever RIGHT THAT MOMENT. It's still frustrating though.

Look at this! I saw Keri Smith's box of goodies and thought immediately ... I want one! And I want a life where I can tote it around and use it at my every whim!

I keep a Moleskine in my purse at all times. I use the kind with graph paper because I really like squares and symmetry so it makes my drawing easier. Also (most likely because I am a lefty) I cannot write on a straight line to save my life. I use my Moleskine to draw in, and also to make normal household notes in. I have commitment issues when it comes to journals. I probably have a dozen journals that are in various stages of emptiness. I'll get to a point and realize that I am displeased with my work and abandon the journal for another one. I'm crazy! How do I stop this? I need some sort of lessons in creativity management so when I have time for my creative time, I can really get down to business.

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Monday, May 09, 2005

Marketing I: Week VI

Pot Luck! I'm not sure why we have potlucks, but I made ramen salad again ... shhhh, don't tell anyone I burned half the sesame seeds.

Me: (quietly chopping up cabbage)
Hubsie: Why does it smell like smoke?
Me: Oh my gosh! (turning around to see smoke POURING OUT OF THE TOASTER OVEN.)

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Friday, May 06, 2005

Sheep & Wool

Yesterday I went to the Sheep & Wool Festival!

I met this adorable alpaca, who had just been clipped.

And saw lots of delicious fibers!

I came home with some mohair to play with. I would have also like to come home with an angora bunny, but I think my husband and kitties may have objected!

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Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Marketing I: Week V

I explained to my small group tonight that my plan is for my business to be self-sustaining in the next five years (which I think is a reasonable goal). The conversation then revolved around my price point. As you can see from my website - the price range of my beaded jewelry is about $30-80. To base my income on $30-80 products? That's a lot of necklaces. My peers posed that when ladies are shopping for something special and unique, the price point is more like $75-300 range. I wholeheartedly agree! I expect to pay at least $75 for a nice piece of jewelry. The problem thus far, I think, is that I have appeared at shows where people are shopping for "a little gift" for someone and don't want to spend more than $20-30. *Might I interest you in a pendant?!* I definately need to rethink both my pricing strategy and my aesthetic. And probably rearrange my webpage, too.

Glam it up? NO PROBLEM!

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Monday, May 02, 2005

Ashes and Snow

We went up to NYC this weekend for the Bike Tour.

While my dad was peddling around the five boros, my hubsie, his sister, and I went to the Nomadic Museum to see Gregory Colbert's photographic exhibit Ashes and Snow. It was an amazing exhibit so check out the link to see some fantastic photography of people and animals.

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