See this photo? My sister sent it to me yesterday. She got me all of those necklaces. Is that the sweetest thing ever or what?
It was timely, too, because I’ve been absolutely, completely, and totally stuck on what in the world I should do with my art.
Aside from the giving away part, at the past few craft fairs, I’ve barely made enough to cover my booth fees.
Which on one hand is understandable, I mean there are a lot of variables when it comes to craft fairs. Such as: size of show, attendance, prices, interest, etc.
But on the other hand, that’s enough to cause me to wonder why I’m even doing this.
For the past week, I’ve considered throwing in the art ‘towel.’
I mean, here I got all these supplies, made lots of unique, beautiful pieces, put my heart into it, and came home with most everything…
So, this past week, I’ve been soul searching:
- Why am I even doing this?
- Do I need to give up craft fairs?
- Are there other avenues for my art?
- Should I try online?
- I LOVE making art for gifts- should I just do that?
- IS there a place for my art somewhere?
- What in the world am I supposed to do?
Things I’ve come up with so far:
- I’m usually not a giver upper- but I considered it.
- I do see value in my art, monetary or otherwise.
- I have a passion for creating.
- I believe my art has a place somewhere.
- I’m not sure where that somewhere is.
- I could do the December craft fair and change my strategy.
- There are a lot of good options for getting art out there, so I do have choices.
- I could put my art in a local flea market- I’ve talked to the owner about it.
- I could sell online- WP has options.
- Grief over my momma makes decisions hard sometimes. Even with choices, decisions can feel big.
- I’m just going to trust that my art has a place, even if I haven’t found it yet.
Thank you, Suzann, for getting me those beautiful necklaces and reminding me why I make jewelry art in the first place:
I LOVE TO.
Thank you for reading.