Hello all! Just wanted to share a little bit about my goals for the coming year; give you some updates; and tell you about a special offer...
After basically flying by the seat of my pants for 2017 I am reflecting on the success and failures of the challenging yet joyful, transitional year! I feel this is necessary in order to move into 2018 with intention and establish some sense of order amidst the chaos. I also intend to foster a better work-life balance in the New Year while I find a good production flow. All in all, I'm excited and feeling positive about what lies ahead for my small, budding business as I try to manifest good habits and practices moving forward!
In the month of January I plan to finally officially establish my ceramics business in Tucson/Arizona (or at least complete and submit all the necessary paperwork, and jump through the hoops). In addition to legitimizing my biz a cost-of-living raise is in order. For all intensive purposes this just means reevaluating the prices of my wares while also considering how they compare to "market prices". This is always a struggle for me as I want my art to be accessible, but also need to value my time and product appropriately.
Now, with that being said, I have also decided that for the month of January I will offer a special to friends, family, followers, and supporters before the new prices go into effect! Anyone who places an order for my ceramics in January will pay 2017 prices! New prices will take effect February 2018. Therefore, if you are interested in my work and you either want me to create something for you, or you want me to do something new/custom (in my style), please contact me. I am happy to answer any questions or get the order process started! ***Please note that orders may take 4-8 weeks depending on the amount of interest in this offer. If you want to order something please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, another goal for the new year is to participate in one or two art/craft fairs (hopefully spring and fall)! Therefore, I'll be working away to build up some stock and collect the necessary items for setting up a booth. Beyond that I would love to create new, exciting pieces, and participate in more art shows and exhibits! Nevertheless, so often my reality doesn't meet up with my lofty ambitions due to the juggling of health, work, and my business, so I'll just stop my goals there for now!
Wishing you all a good New Year, and as always thank you so very much for your support. It truly means the world to me!