Saturday, October 31, 2009

"It'll never be a business"

Today, I discussed with my husband the concept of doing the show. He just gave me this look. I asked what's wrong, he said"you keep putting money into this hobby and then what?". Mind you I do not really spend a whole lot of what I call "his" money on it. He always corrects me and says "our" but you know what?'s not ours. It is his and my children's, not really mine. And until I can actually make Jeans and a Sweater won't be mine too. Then late in the conversation he says "it'll never be a business". Then of course I get teary kind of hope that your own husband would believe you can do it...but I guess he doesn't. In the end he says..."do whatever you want, I won't stop you, I do hope you are a success, really, I hope you can make me a millionaire".

Thanks for the encouragement...It does a real lot for my self confidence. No wonder why I worry about each piece I sell.

I guess I'll just have to work my butt off and prove to him that I can do it.


  1. sounds familiar. I think it is hard for non-artist types to see value and potential in an art or craft. Tom still looks at me like I have a horn growing through my forehead. He is starting to accept that I may not ever make a living at this (I mean, really - how many artists become millionaires?) but it is enough to keep me happy. And that is the important part, if momma ain't happy, ain't no body happy.
    Price them for college students, sell enough to show that they are a great value and unique, then on etsy, increase every time you sell one. You build your business and your confidence at the same time.
    Let me know what you need from me! $50 is a steal!