What Types of Arts or Crafts do you Handcraft?
I'm a wife and mom who creates mixed-media art in my spare time. From my original pieces come prints and notecards. Even though my mixed-media pieces are my main focus, I also like to create home decor items such as wreaths, signs and various holiday items.
Do you Sell Wholesale or Retail?
I just started my business and, so far, have sold a few of my original works along with prints, notecard sets and even some commissioned works. Most of my business has come from local folks who saw me at a craft show. I've had an overwhelming interest in an online store both from people I know locally and people I've met through my blog, Everyday Occasions (www.everydayoccasions.blogspot.com).
- Yes, I need to consider what my customers will want but I don't want that to overtake my creative process.
- Organization and prep are wonderful things! Every little bit helps...
- Joining a local artists and crafters guild was -and continues to be- a great educational and networking source for me.
- Never stop educating yourself about your craft or your business.