I have made a pattern of asking people for advice-needing to talk things through-sometimes ad nauseum-to know what I want to do. I am noticing a shift in this process as I still need to talk things through, but I hear my own instinctual voice louder and clearer than before. I feel more comfortable following my inner guide in this creative journey. Sometimes this scares me as my instinct goes against some advice from respected people in my life, but the discomfort that comes with following anything but this instinct seems to pervade until I settle with what it is telling me.
I have decided to separate the jewelry and photography even though it is so closely related.
My husband and I are still trying to find time to work on my website so for now I need to rely on etsy to display my work.
I like the idea of a more consistant shoppe feel for both my photos and my jewelry, so I have opened TheaCPhotography on etsy. I am slowly going to transfer all my photographs over to that etsy and leave Monarch as a jewelry store. This feels right. Some of you may have noticed I have fooled around a lot with the pricing of my photographs the past few weeks. I finally feel comfortable (for now:) with the prices I have set in my new photo esty shoppe.
There are and have been so many times during this business and creative journey where I feel like I am balancing on a steep cliff on just one toe and the tips of my fingers on one hand. Sometimes I just want someoine to swoop in and carry me to solid ground, but I can't seem to let go of the little places I have nestled into. All the little nooks I have traversed already pop into my mind and I decide to journey on. Then a slightly wider edge presents itself giving me a momentary rest before I reach for the next footing.Thank you for cheering me on, it really makes a huge difference.