Hey internet, how’s it going. I have been on a brief hiatus from posting new Etsy listings, making “Little Eye” products and being a good businesslady. That’s okay: the ebb and flow of the creative process shouldn’t be fought. In fact, to do a good job sometimes you have to act like an anti-business to maintain your happiness and freshness – that’s what I’ve been doing.
What’s been keeping my hands busy:
Big Thaw applications just closed, so now begins the process of learning everything about the vendors and posting article after article online. I love that part. I think we’ll be doing some raffles/giveaways through the site this year and I’ll try to amp up marketing. Anyone know anything about that? I sure don’t! Well actually I know a little… what I really need to know is someone on TV or someone who writes for local press. Hook it up!
Also, I’ve been chugging away at a large wholesale order for a lovely wine and beer supply company out of Seattle, WA. There’s nothing like filling your kitchen with a stockpile of bottle caps, washing them, poking holes in them, beading them, packaging them and shipping them to really get your heart racing! Actually, it’s fun and totally satisfying to complete a huge order and to do it with some kind of process. But it’s definitely taking up some serious creativity time!
Lastly, our band Bath Salts has been writing, recording, practicing songs like nuts since September. It’s so much fun. We just get together, make loud sounds, work until the sounds are good together, then find some people who want us to play at their venue and pack it up in the car and go there. You can view a couple of our songs here on Bandcamp, but there’ll be about 6 more in the next coming weeks. Check back!