Thursday, May 27, 2010
Never think or talk lack for in so doing you are decreeing lack. Stress the thought of plenty. Thoughts of plenty help create plenty.
Don't let another day go by without verbally and physically expressing to your family how much you really do love them and how much they mean to you.
It's a great idea to do a favor and not ask for, or expect, one in return.
If you have not heard of or do not read the articles in Handmade Spark and you are an artisan selling your craft online, you should. The articles are wrtten by fellow artists and address the special issues of living a creative life. I have found many smiles reading an article addressing an issue i felt i must be the only one in the world who has this problem!
Like what, you may ask? well, being so focused on our craft that it is almost impossible to seperate ourselves from what we do in coversations with others....not knowing how to manage the time of working from home properly for everyones health and well being...things like that. Plus they give great tips on photography, SEO, sales tips,customer service tips...all kinds of good stuff.
I personally, love to support fellow artists and when i am looking for something and i buy from your shop, i would really appreciate a note that you got the order, thanking me for shopping at your studio, when it will be shipped, or anything else, just acknowledge that the order was seen and is being processed! i hate to order something and a week later it has not shown up, i haven't heard a word from the artist and i have no idea whats going on, so i have to go to you. I find that to be poor customer service. None of us shopping handmade mind waiting a few days for the order, or even weeks if it has to be made..but just send a quick convo, tell the customer , hi, nice to meet you thank you, i got your order and appreciate it, it will be shipped...whatever...They will appreciate it, believe me. I am one of your customers as well as a seller!
Ok, thats my soapbox issue for today!
I hope and pray that you each have a blessed, and full life today, that you live your day on purpose and speak plenty into your day..and that you have a chance to do something kind for someone without them asking first!
Much love to you all