Sunday, June 15, 2014
It Seemed Like...
Sadly, however reasonable it was, it didn't work. Other than the books, I've not managed to do much in the way of selling, either stuff or workshops. It's hard to come to any conclusion other than, people don't actually want to buy what I offer. So, I'm going to stop. I've just withdrawn from the last few quilt shows I had planned to do; I can't afford the inevitable financial loss that I would make by doing them. It's great to meet people and show people stuff, but at the end of the day, I have to eat, too. I'll keep on my Etsy shop, for the books and such, but probably gradually fade that out too, though I do have more books in my head.
As for the work, well... I have no choice but to continue. I'll still pop up here from time to time to show you what I'm up to. But I'm tired of beating myself up by constantly offering things that nobody seems to want. Some people would say I just didn't work hard enough; that's possible. Others might say the work is Just Too Weird; that's also possible. But it's what I do, and who I am. I tried; I failed. Now I get to Move Swiftly On.
A very great thank you to everyone who has bought stuff, been encouraging, told me I'm inspirational, all that nice stuff. I really appreciated it, and appreciate it still.