Friday, November 30, 2007

Home Again




I had an unexpected bit of good luck with a ticket to Tucson so affordable I couldn't pass it up. My AZ daughter said "yeah, come on out"; so there I went. After a full day of crazy travel (although I got a free first class upgrade on the first leg), then bag lost for 2 days, a Mustang which does not well suit a 5'2" female with short legs, the trip turned out to be marvelous. On day 2 I traded the Mustang for a Pontiac that fit me, got the bag that evening, and had a wonderful visit with daughter number 2.
Photos I took in AZ, although interesting, did not come out very well. I suspect I was using the wrong ISO setting for such a very well lit location - live and learn. But, that is what Photoshop is for, right? Hope to have some new items and formats to post on Etsy soon - even if not any of these AZ/Mexico shots - oh, yeah, we went to Nogales for a short visit on Sunday. Glad I went, was quite an interesting experience. And yes, that sign is for real!
I know I need to work on my business promotion, so back I go to working on making my web site more modern and fancy. Dreamweaver is my tool of choice as it shipped with my Photoshop CS2 purchase earlier this year; I'm just forcing myself to learn it, one step at a time. Maybe I'll learn to love it one of these days.
Peace to all in this most hectic time of year,
Judi

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Disappointed and Considering

It was very disheartening to find how few people bought my products at a recent church fair event. I barely sold enough to cover the cost of the booth, so basically made nothing. I now realize, this is not the proper venue for me.

Even though Etsy is slow, at least all shops there have handmade items or supplies to make handmade items. This church fair, sadly, allowed not only crafts but most tables with flee-market/yard sale type items. Attendees were looking for a bargain - not a decent piece of art to hang on their walls. So, a lesson has been learned.

I'm considering what to do going forward with all aspects of my life and work; once I figure it out I'll let you all know. For now, I'll keep plugging at what I've been doing, maybe try to find a job, and contemplate to answer to the bigger questions.

Peace to all,
Judi
www.judifitzpatrick.com

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