So I saw this thing on Tumblr the other day that said, "Be stubborn about your goals, but flexible about your methods." No idea who said it, it's probably from a cartoon for all I know. But it sums up why I do these things to myself.
My goal is to be a successful small business owner, and the vintage shop I run on Etsy just isn't cutting it. Because I'm:
C.) Convinced if I keep trying different things I'll eventually nail one of them, OR
D.) All of the above,
I decided to open a second Etsy shop called EMR Imageworks. You can find it by clicking on the 'Photos' tab in the bar above.
This is why I bought a huge printer and needed to rearrange the office. New plans have been afoot up in here!
For years people have made (pleasant) comments about my photos, so I figured I'd try to do something with them. (Yes, a large portion of those people have been family members. Hush.)
I have no delusions that I'm an actual photographer, but I think some of my pictures are pretty good. I'll be adding stock to the shop over the next few weeks - greeting cards, photo prints, and the like.
I do want to point out that some of the pictures I've posted here on the blog over the years now have watermarks. I've always put what I think are my best pictures on here, and now that I'm trying to do something with the photos I don't want anyone doing the old Copy and Paste with them. I don't like putting watermarked photos on here, and will try to avoid it in the future.
So. This will either go badly or fairly well, and while I'm a pessimist and am leaning towards badly, you never know.
I've also started a new web site for the Etsy shop. It's not a traditional web site, just a Tumblr where I have some basic information and I post pictures and other images/quotes that I like. There may or may not be boobs.
Now that you're all up-to-date on me plans, we can get back to regularly scheduled programming. Like animal pictures and cake.
See you later!