It’s been way too long since I posted last, I know. We adopted a dog last week and it’s craft fair season again, so what little work I’ve been able to accomplish has gone exclusively towards getting ready for last weekend’s Indie Mart, and this coming weekend’s Unique Los Angeles. Still, I’m able to read the interwebs a little during meals, and yesterday at lunch I read Hugh MacLeod’s “How to Be Creative” manifesto, also called “Ignore Everybody” in its … Read more »
I got a lot of etiquette questions this week, so I’m posting all the answers below:
I’m just starting out, and I have lots of questions I’d like to ask successful business crafters. What’s okay and not okay to ask about?
In general, it’s okay to ask about process, not product, and it’s always best to ask for help from businesses that don’t compete with yours. For example, if you sell plush toys, it’s not okay to ask another plush artist where they get their fabric, who their distributor is, or what consignment stores they work with. Instead, try … Read more »
I discovered an interesting site today called “design glut.” The intertubes led me first to their store (they had a pork chop bank), but I was intrigued by the following description near the top of the page: “Our webzine is an inspirational resource for entrepreneurs.” More accurately, their webzine is a series of interviews with successful designers. More inspirational than resource, I’d say, but good breakfast reading nonetheless.
It does make me a little upset and covetous to read entries where the founding … Read more »