Expanding My Business (with shaky hands)

You may dream of finding your products in a store. (Not in a thrift store). And when several businesses asked me 1). to create journals for them and then, 2). have another ask me about my art the fear began to melt.
canvas by Artful Rising (Erika)
I signed up yesterday to rent out a space in a shop.

Me. And my wares.

Well, okay, I won't be on sale but the things I create and place in my space will be for sale. For many people to touch and potentially walk up to the counter and purchase.

Sigh.

Some of you may not know that I have been working with tools since I was a little girl. My dad builds furniture, rooms, and anything he feels like for fun and I paid attention. So now, I am using my teensy skills to rework furniture and build signs and what ever floats my boat.

All because I opened an etsy shop and took a chance way back when.

Funny how little things begin to grow.

QUESTION: What little thing will you work on today?

12 comments:

Memories for Life said...

That's so great! Congrats on taking this step to grow your business!

Trina (Trina's Clay Creations) said...

That's wonderful!! Congrats, and best of luck to you!

storybeader said...

signs are a wonderful idea. Hope they sell well! {:-D

Natasha Hoover said...

Congratulations!!

Duni said...

That is fabulous, Erika! I remember a post where you showed items made by your dad. You obviously inherited his skills! I LOVE your artwork. The soft roses are beautiful :)
This year the little thing is actually a big thing - once again I'm working to set up my own website (after the first one was a flop).
Hope to see some pics of your signs in future posts!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

How wonderful! Congrats and good luck on the step forward!

Splendid Little Stars said...

That's awesome, Erika! We want to see!

BeadedTail said...

Congratulations Erika! I wish you all the best in your new ventures!

AntiquityTravelers said...

that is such fantastic news! congrats!! all the best in your new adventure :)

Judy Nolan said...

How exciting, Erika! You'll have to post photos of your selling space when it's ready.

Linda Blatchford said...

Congrats! Keep us posted on how it goes. You're brave!

Casey Mccoy said...

Great to know about your growing business. I saw some of your products and they’re quite fine. Don’t be afraid to try on a new venture. You have the skills and creativity. All you need is to devote your time and patience to your business for it to succeed. Casey Mccoy @ Business Coach San Diego