Love Matters Most

I put my vulnerability out in a gift shop. I took a step this week when I dropped off my creations that I knew would not be everyone's cup of tea. It is different than selling online because your friends, family, and coworkers get to see in person, up close and personal, a part of you that may come out during the creative process. And they can't hide their feelings on your work.
part of an art piece I created
Yesterday, a friend said that three to four of the items I created were sold.

It was a reminder that it is important to love ourselves and to believe in our dreams. Even when others may not get it.

Love yourself.

QUESTION: How have you stepped out and taken a chance?


Duni said...

I am so happy for you, Erika! Must be awesome to stop by the gift shop and see your handmade items displayed there. I knew people would love your work as I do!
People appreciate work that comes from the heart. Wishing you continued success!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Erika, that's wonderful about the sales. It's always a bit scary to begin something new; I wish you much success!

Natasha Hoover said...

It is a little stressful to take things to a brick and mortar shop! What I think is really funny is how the owner of one place with my work will ask me to bring or not bring certain things. Some items she totally dislikes do well for me online, but the things she loves (and sells) most hardly sell in my online shop.

AntiquityTravelers said...

Congrats Erika! how wonderful!

BeadedTail said...

You know how I feel about your talent and creativity and I am so happy that others are getting to see it too! Congrats on your sales and I wish you many more!

storybeader said...

I was called today to participate in the Midsummer Night Fair in Norman, where the state university is at. I was thinking it's expensive, but I might just do it! {:-D

Splendid Little Stars said...

That is really wonderful, Erika!
Just like Natasha said, different people like different things.
It's important to be true to yourself, and strong.
And isn't it wonderful when others love your work and purchase it?!

Memories for Life said...

Congrats! How great to be in the shop...and to be selling so well already!

I took a chance this week and signed up for my first ever bridal fair! I'm so nervous!

Linda Pruitt said...

This is so awesome! You have taken your creativity to a new level! I'm working on some new ideas for my wholesale buyer--wish me luck!

Jamie Niebergall said...

Yay!! I'm so excited for you.! I feel like it takes a lot of courage to put a piece of yourself out there due to the fear of rejection. I know that's why it's taken me this long to open my shops. I really think you are so talented and will do great selling your art!