I am so super excited about a project that just finalized over the weekend.
Before I go into the details I want to give you a bit of the backstory!
For the ones that don’t know, I am also an Artist and love to wood burn and crochet, paint and occasionally knit. When I first started my artist business my goal was to have a brick & mortar store to sell my creations. 8 years later, I did just that by supporting other artists in my community to sell their handmade work. I loved supporting them and hear people talk about the local artists.
My challenge was however, that I wasn’t in love with retail and being stuck in the store for several hours a day and not really tending to my family or my own needs. The store remained open for 1 year before I closed it for personal and financial reasons. And that was the best decision ever.
But I still had the nagging urge to help artists, to promote them and to give them exposure and so about a month a go I had this bloody brilliant idea to create a Magazine and a Community and I was on fire (and still am).
Out of this brilliant idea “Art of Handmade” was born. Within a month I had artist contribute and created a community to provide the tools needed to start your artisan business with lots more to come in the next few weeks.
It’s one of my many dreams to support Artists in helping create an income from what they love to do because I truly believe that not only is this possible, its a necessity.
When we light up by the thing we love to do – well that is passion. And who doesn’t want to do something that they are passionate about?
But what does it take to make it all happen?
- Believe in your passion and that it will support and change lives (your own or others).
- Trust in yourself and know that someone NEEDS what you have to offer.
- Be confident in your abilities and define the actions that it will take.
- Have the courage to do it anyway even if others don’t believe or agree.
- Trust your intuition because it will never steer your wrong!
- Work on your mindset every single day!
- Start taking action!
You don’t have to know the how, you only have to know what it is and your why because the rest will reveal itself.