Monday, November 8, 2010

Blog Carnival: November 2010

"So what is a Blog Carnival you ask?”
It is EtsyMetal members who write an article on the same topic on the first Monday of each month.
November Topic:
"Business Success Secrets"
What does it mean to you to be "successful" in business as an artist? How do you walk the line between creativity and profitability? What is the best thing you've done for your business?

These were the question asked of us to talk about this month. Well this is another difficult one for me as I do not consider myself  "in business." So I will try and describe how I am successful emotionally which makes me feel successful in my heart.

Success for me is not measured in a monetary way at this point in my life. Success is being happy and productive with my artwork and home life, to achieve the feeling of accomplishing something I am proud of really is the bottom line for me right now. I do not consider my jewelry a "business" and to say it out loud right now it really kinda turns me off to think of it in that aspect. I am one of those people who does not make a production line at this time, although perhaps in the future I will take this road again.
I make a few of this and a few of that depending on what I am craving to make at the moment. I know it is not the best way to function by any means for finances sake, but I pay my bills, feed my pets and fill the fridge and I am able to keep my sanity and I am relatively very satisfied with my life.

I am still learning about myself and figuring out and what direction I want to go. I thought I would have it all figured out but I do not. So I am guessing my journey and success in life will be the never ending learning process of growing and learning everyday to become a better person.

"Success for me is having a happy passionate loving heart."
I wish oodles and oodles of success to everyone!
Thanks for visiting me!

Below are other EtsyMetal team members thoughts on this months interesting insights on how other jewelers view this topic!


  1. Sounds like a wonderful kind of success to me!

  2. I really like your approach to this question.

  3. thanks you guys! its a hard fine line between getting what you want and what you have to done, in life and in art :)

    but you all know this as you are in the same boat!

    I love you gals :)