Sunday, May 19, 2013

Giving it my all

I am one of those 100% , giving-it-my-all kind of people who is never content to do anything only halfway.
When I found out I was pregnant, I really began to seriously think about my Etsy shop, my ability to make and sell jewelry, and even my need to do so.
After a lot of soul searching and deliberation I came to the realization that I could not continue to make jewelry and be a mom the way I wanted to be. My mind would constantly be torn between the two with only half of my heart in each.
There are women who can do it, who can prioritize and rationalize and organize.
I am not one of them and the financial truth is that my tutorial sales are enough for what I need.
I've chosen to close the jewelry section of my shop and to take the weight off of my mind and my heart of feeling as though I need to update or create or submit.
I won't stop making, I can't. Once an artist, always an artist.
My mother, who abandoned the canvas years ago to create four masterpieces she calls daughters, has passed to me the creativity that drives my love of making.
It will always be in my blood and I hope that one of my children will also develop a love of creating.
In the meantime, I'm doing something more important that requires all of my energy and attention and even creativity.
It's amazing that even at 8 weeks old I can see in her eyes how much she trusts me and depends on my presence.
I know I will see that look in each one of my children because it's a look that I still give my mother in my most needy hours.
To celebrate the closing of this chapter of my life, I'm offering 15% off the remaining pieces in my store, I'll keep everything there until the end of the week or until it sells.
This will be the last chance to own an original piece of my jewelry.
I'm leaving the tutorials in my supply shop and might slowly move them back into my original shop where they'll benefit from the feedback that is already there. I've heard such sweet stories from customers who used my tutorials to create amazing pieces that became gifts or mementos and I don't want that to stop.
If you'd like to take advantage of the sale to purchase one of my last pieces, please use the code FAREWELL4.
It will automatically take 15% off the price of your piece.
Please feel free to share the news about the sale.
To each and every one of you that has purchased a piece made by my hands, thank you.
It's been an honor to be a part of your happiness.
I'll leave you with a picture of my latest work in progress.

1 comment:

  1. OH, how I understand this. All too well, my friend. All too well. I feel the same way, but I lack the ability to express my thoughts and feelings as eloquently as you do, Marcie. Thank you for validating and reflecting some of my own feelings back to me. I will have to steal away to your shop now and see if there is anything left of your amazing jewelry. I would love to have a special piece of yours before it's all gone!