It’s no secret that I heart Jesus. And it’s also no secret that I try to be as authentic as I can in my musings. Here is one of the times that I tell you one of my vulnterable experiences and try not to judge myself. I’d rather be honest and move through the lesson instead of being stuck in any type of shame. I also heart my weekly yoga class where I continually practice letting thoughts come and go and not get stuck in feeling them so heavy all the time. Easier said then done, yea?
So, as many of you know I moved a few pieces into Stifel & Capra. Teresa & her husband, Bob let me camp a few pieces there to sell. I was nervous about the process because I had never done this before. I sell from my home, my site, shows & Etsy typically and it’s worked beautifully. But, I decided to try it. The deal was that if the pieces did not sell in a month than I would take them out to make room for other things. I had my mover take 2 larger pieces and one small piece over and there they sat. For 4 weeks.
I told myself what I preach to you, that a perfect piece requires it’s perfect owner to come along and buy it. I tried not to take it personally. And for the most part I didn’t. I know that pieces sit and sell at random times. I just felt a sense of responsibiliby since they were in someone else’s shop.
It was a tad painful to get my mover to go pick them ALL up again. I didn’t like asking him & paying him to do it. Of course when they landed back in my driveway I was happy to see them again. I love all the pieces I work on and if I need to foster them for a while then I’m happy to do it!
God had other plans. The very, VERY next day I sold the two larger pieces through my Etsy shop. The smaller piece that I always secretly wanted to keep found a home near my fireplace and I love it there! I even marked SOLD in my Shop section because I want to keep it.
I share this with you not to expose myself further, but in the hopes that you do not get discouraged. It may not be the right shop, right venue, right month, right price, right location for you to sell your wares. There is something to be said for timing. The biggest thing for me is to know that I love my product and these were amazing pieces that someone would be lucky to have. This had nothing to do with it. It was just waiting for the right time for them to find a home…and a bit of faith that they would.
If you have a great product of quality try to keep in mind that it’s not you, it’s them. Namaste.