So I made the Rio Grande ring. Not a lot to show for the hours spent beading but that's how it is some days. Yesterday was just one of those frustrating days that happen every so often.
I thank everyone for their input about selling through galleries vs. online, it definitely helps me think it through.
I do think I'm believing in myself more lately and I think that's a lot of it. If you don't firmly believe in what you are doing people sense it and seem to not fully appreciate and even devalue your work.
I now have a little Q & A mantra I play in my head when I feel unsure...
Is it technically good? YES
Is it original? YES
Did you put lots of time in? YES
Are the materials top quality? YES
Are you a designer? YES
Should you be paid for your time and talent? YES
Does it work everytime? NO....lol! But it helps most of the time. I could use a little entourage when I go out to sell my stuff....a little backing group to sing "Hey, Mikki, you're so fine". Ok...I watched way too much Ally McBeal!