I haven't told you-- I run a little blog called etherealwear. It's a humorous, craft blog about life and featuring sellers on a craft site called etsy.
Today, a friend of mine who has a shop called Dollface Design, discovered that someone has been selling her collages on notebooks on ebay, in the UK. Understandably she's frustrated. But wouldn't you know-- I think I secretly channeled some goodness to her, in my long-winded comment. I posted it below, mainly because it's something I need to hear and follow, myself.
Wow. That's HORRIBLE.
On the other hand, here's another, albeit painful affirmation of just HOW GREAT your work truly is, and that YOU should be capitalizing on the full potential energy of your wonderful creations! Take that high road all the way to the bank.
The very fact that the seller is selling the notebooks for 3quid is evidence of a belief in lack and limitation-- that's really the sad thing here.
Step up your game. More, bigger, better faster. Go Dollface Design, GO! Temporary tattoos for everyone!
Do not be discouraged, and being angry might not produce the effect you want, in the end. Don't go stitchin' a blanket out of the panels of sympathy coming your way. Get your thumb out-- in other words, nose to the grindstone, and MAKE YOUR ART!!! Turbo-charged, ROCKET fuel, baby! Turn this ship around!
This is your wake-up call to magnetize yourself to attract all the success the Universe is waiting to give you! You're doing it already-- don't let this weirdness stop you.
Make that new merch we talked about at Whole Foods that day, if you haven't already, because, as you can see, if an idea is voiced, but not actualized by the thinker, it goes back into pool of thought, and then it's anyone's game! Esoteric, perhaps, but TRUE. Believe me, it's happened to me a dozen times because I didn't follow through on MY OWN f-ing plans. . .
Make everything you can-- yes, even the Narragansett beercan cozies (no, not really, but let your imagination run wild, girl!) DO IT. Go as far as you can. And then you'll be licensing your work, partying in Budapest, and we can enter the Gumball 3000 race in Europe! Yeah, not ready to let that idea go, am I? We're still going to make that happen by 2012
So when moments like this come up, and they will, you can sigh at these half-hearted attempts at art and feel compassion for that person who is not ready to develop their own art. BUT YOU ARE, and you will continue to do so . . . to the event horizon, we go!
Make it happen, missy.