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Friday, March 21, 2008
“Oh, you should sell that.”

Many times, when I hear that, I cringe. I make what I like. When I really like it, it usually sells, whether it’s online or in a local shop – the effort that I’ve put into it shows. The thought of mass producing anything or making things just to sell, really, really turns me off. And the times that I have attempted it, always end in failure (and a box of things I can only give away).

What do you say to people that just don’t get it? They just see a possible profit – and believe me! I wish I could make things that sell a lot of – but they don’t understand that if my heart’s not in it, I can’t make it.

4 comments:

  1. this reminds me of a letter I got last week from a woman who saw my plushies at my Etsy shop - she raved about them and then said she'd like to wholesale them if I would sell them for $15 a pop. She thought that I would be thrilled with her offer. Not. I couldn't think of something I'd like less - making lots of the same thing for virtually no money, LOL.

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  2. I totally understand where you are coming from. I made jewelery and ppl kept saying I should sell it. I have a box of jewelry to give away now.

    Currently I am making purses and ppl are saying the same thing. Mass production takes the fun and creativity out of it.

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  3. Follow your heart!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog! I appreciate your visit :)

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  4. i absolutely agree. the instant that someone puts a deadline over my head, i can't do it. i lose all motivation and creativity because now it's become a job. at first i felt weird about the fact that my shop doesn't have a consistent theme. but i just see it as, i make what i love. whatever comes to me. creativity can't be forced.

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