This year I want to take Metaalia Jewelry to the next level, to take myself more seriously as an artist & business woman. Yes. I said it....I am. A businesswoman. Wow. Never thought I'd type that sentence. But YES, dammit! I CAN support my family as a metalsmith. It is totally within the realm of possibility!
See, the thing is, is that I am a chronic self-doubter-worst-case-scenario-thinker-with-a-fear-of-failure-and-internalizing-it-all-perfectionist. So this is why, at 37, I've finally built the courage to rise to the occasion & declare, with confidence, that I am a f**king artist and business woman. It's what I do. I'll even go so far as to say it's my CAREER. You heard it here.
So what does this all mean? It means baby steps. I've learned about those too. These are my baby goals for 2015 (in no particular order):
Get one gallery.
Bust ass on building inventory while figuring out ways to build it faster.
Sell on Etsy. I just launched my store last week.
Brush teeth everyday.
Develop a gift-price line of work.
Do you ever do this, put an everyday routine on a daunting to-do list just to be able to go ahead & cross something off? I do. It's a desperate attempt at motivation but it sometimes works.
So, that's a healthy list, right? Manageable....I think. Keeping this blog updated is on the list, so if you're curious to know how things are going, you can check back here. What's even more to the point is that there will be new jewelry to see too. I'm ripe with new ideas & approaches and having a ton of fun experimenting. I go to sleep & wake up in the morning with designs in my head. The time feels right.
And I can't really say enough about what good family does for you. To be given the time and space to discover yourself is a mighty gift and evidence of some powerful love. Paul. He is a damn fine man.