You may or may not have noticed that I launched my very own web shop today, right here on this very website. It was time for me to move off of Etsy and consolidate my work, so you won't me there as of this morning. Instead, I'm excited to bring everything home, and expand my offerings back to where I started: selling my fiber art and fine textiles.
I originally moved away from selling textiles because it felt so hard and sometimes discouraging trying to monetize something that I love with all of my heart. It became decidedly not-fun and it was frustrating to put in the immense work of prepping work for sale when I wasn't necessarily meeting an imaginary quota of financial success.
But, I love my work, and I love sharing my work, and I have so many things that I've been making and more that I want to make, and art doesn't exist in a vacuum. At least, I don't think that I want mine to. At least, I want to be able to stay in my own lane, and focus on my own vision, and have all of that self love and compassion when it comes to making, but I still want to be vulnerable to you. And I've been preaching this idea that your measure of success can be your own, and doesn't have to conform to anyone else's definition, and if I can just find balance and happiness in my work than that is my success. Then I can be practicing what I preach.
It's a difficult thing, to make art without expectations of results. It's a challenge to put aside ego and to revel in the joy of making your own small city when people are out there building empires.
I will update my shop when I can. I am on no deadline or schedule. This is what I have to offer. I thank you with all of my heart for taking the time to visit me here in this space.