Hi friends! I apologize for being a little quiet over here recently. I’m in the midst of several holiday DIY projects (I can’t wait to share those with you) and am getting ready for a special sale in my shop (I’ll be partnering with one of the best shopping sites out there to make it happen…keep your eyes peeled for that)!
So…I thought that while I am immersed in the land of shop keeping, I could bring you behind the scenes with me today for a little look at what goes into getting my prints ready for their journey to their new homes. Want to come on a little tour with me?!
One of the best things about having a creative indie business is that you have a hand in every part of what you sell. That also means a lot more work than you might have initially envisioned, but that effort and the care that you put into your business is personally very rewarding!
For me that work starts with my initial sketches and final illustrations, and carries through everything from ordering shipping supplies and keeping inventory, to pre-packaging products and hand-addressing each outgoing parcel.
I truly treasure having the opportunity to put a personal touch into what I do, and pinch myself that I am lucky enough to have amazing customers who love my work just as much as I do!
I’m only starting out with this new art shop of mine, but it has been bringing me so much joy, and I can’t wait to see where it will go!
I’ve run several indie businesses over the years, and just yesterday I was feeling so appreciative of the experiences and hard-earned tips and tricks that I have picked up along the way. Being a maker and shop owner, both now and in the past, has also given me an immense appreciation for all the incredible artisans and indie shop owners around the world who put their hearts into what they do. So it’s not only for my benefit that I want to encourage all of you to consider include indie shops on your shopping list this holiday season. If you’d be interested in a post sharing my favorite indie shops let me know, and I’ll get working on that soon!
Thanks for stopping by for a visit today friends. I’d also love to invite you to stop by my shop for a closer look at my work. If you do, please be sure to use promo code SHOPKEEPING15 to receive 15% off your entire order (offer expires 11/17/13). Have a gorgeous day! xo Ez