The new year always feels like a fresh start with a clean slate. Here’s what I’m thinking about for Pine Tree Designs:
Greatly improve my photography skills.
Reopen an online store. (See above!)
Visit the stores my products are in on a scheduled, regular basis in order to keep the displays fresh and introduce new product more frequently. Like the put-it-on-my-calendar-as-a-recurring-task kind of regularity.
Been saying this for years, but this time I *really* mean it – design and sell patterns, kits, something – and explore that new whole market.
Cut back on shows, therefore freeing up weekends for personal fun and non-pressured art.
Redesign my website into something I’m proud of – losing the blog part, since I rarely post there anymore.
Throw open the door to creativity without regard to sales. (I recently started developing hand-stitched origami, which cracked the door open and got me thinking, I wonder what else I can do? – and I’m feeling totally reinvigorated.)
Continue finding more and more unbridled joy in working with Rochester Artisans – the artists, the site, seeing what might be next for us.
Here’s what Marie from Silverware Windchimes has on her list:
Try new items out – creativity is brewing,
Travel more outside of Rochester area – Lots of talent here but $$$ is out side of area.
Do tried and true shows
Website- try new things with it.
Never do a Mall show again.
Indie shows are for others not me – They are another age group that do not like over 30’s(gee are we returning to the 1960’s or earlier?) and
wait till they become the age group that they are not wanting in “their” shows. Think about it. Artists/Crafters are all ages and we should be as a group and separate by “age”.