This whole creation of a website, trying to blog....all decisions are hard. I decided that I didn't want to sell anything at Beehive because I didn't want to have to consign at 50/50. That would make my prices too high for me. Maybe not for people shopping!! but for my conscience. I make things because I love to create. I would like to sell them to anyone who wants them but I want the price to reflect the materials and labor only. Well, with that thrown out there it may just be problems with my self-worth. Therapy question.
When I asked my friends for comments, I got quite a few. They were really very helpful but they will take time. For example, one artist friend said I should photo things on a whie ground. My husband suggested the jewelry be on a wrist, neck and so forth. And that the floor clothes should perhaps be shot next to a chair or other object to give a better perspective on their size. Good stuff. First, my photo skills are limited at best. I do want to work on this, and I will.
Other comments suggested things that sounded great but I am at a loss as how to do things. Like the pages....a suggestion to have "floor mats" have a picture with the word. I haven't even mastered buttons, store, hashtags???
Another reason I decided not to have my things in stores is that I wanted the blog and the website to be connected and act as my whole. I am going to eventually talk about my depression, especially how it relates to my creativity. But also how it relates to my inability to get a complete education and achieve many early goals. I know there are so many of us out and about whose decisions are punctuated with mood swings, depression and other forces we can't, at times, control.
I'm so glad I finally got this post done. Next I'm going to try hashtags!!!