In all my years of working with polymer clay, which has been almost a decade now, I have never made a fruit tart before. It seems like one of the polymer clay foodie staples these days. Fruit tarts, macarons, and cupcakes are everywhere...but I never sat down to make one before.
With all this gross, winter, weather, I wanted a taste of spring, so I whipped up a few fruit canes and made this little tart.
In an effort to be more productive, I decided to write a little blog summing up my day. I doubt that this will become a daily thing, but at least once a week. I think that is a fairly realistic goal. It's nice to be able to look back and see that I have gotten things done.
What did I do today? (2/5/14)
(I'm the kind of person who likes listing things, so this is list-style)
1. I made some new Thank You Art Cards for my Etsy. The last set was Nightmare Before Christmas themed, which was a lot of fun, so this time I'll be using characters from The Venture Bros. I like making a complete set, but I needed some cards right away, so I made a few random Bee and Puppy Cat cards that shipped out this morning. (See them after the cut.)
I have had an etsy shop for several years and, considering I have never paid for advertizing, I have done pretty well for myself.
I do all my own banner designs, packaging, photography...everything. It's hard to do everything yourself, but it's a lot more cost efficient. (I'm cheap.) I really want to get more sales without resorting to paid advertizing, but it's kind of hard to have sales when your shop is so empty. Seriously, when did I stop making new items? Back in the early 2000's I had at least 60 different items, so logically I had more sales, not I have about a dozen and sales have become sluggish.
Long story short, I need to restock my shop. Rather than waste more money re-listing items that never sold in the first place, I want to revamp things and make tons of new items. I have come up with a little challenge for myself.
Cliché, I know. It may be cheesy, and unoriginal, but a new year gives everyone an excuse to finally get off their butts and do something different. I am taking this opportunity to change the look and layout of my Poison and Antidote...label? Brand? Company? What am I?
Welp, I guess that is something something else I need to figure out in 2014. It's fun to be so varied and undefined, but it can be harmful. I never know how to market myself. I'm just me, and I do stuff... but that doesn't sound professional.