March 17, 2008.
I am seriously so behind on blogging and so far removed I am not sure where to begin. My posts are down, my comments are down, my visitors are down and my readers are waaaay down. In fact I am not sure anyone is reading this now....anyone? No, seriously, I have just been super busy on way to many projects. I am NOT having another pity party for myself, I just may have to admit I have bitten off more than I can chew - and I have a big mouth you know?
Painting New Designs
Maybe if I can get it together I can show you a little of what I have been working on. It's not that exciting, and I have some more paint stained shirts, but it has been a ton of work:
That is one of like 20 new painting that I am trying to figure out how to put them on....well everything. Licensing is a full time job in itself, not to forget the other 45 things I do (or make that 78 if you are a mother too - you know what I mean?).
I am so used to working on ceramics, with lots of white space and no borders. Licensing opens up so many avenues, possibilities and options it is, at times very overwhelming, oh and they loooove borders. This past week it took up all of my time at the office - only to find out after a consulting meeting I needed to do more.
Yep - more. Well - more work is good, it is a must and I like to know how to do things perfect, or close to perfect. I hate coming to the game (meeting) unprepared, unsophisticated and looking like a total hack. I swear by the quote.,"You only get one chance to make a first impression."
So, since I am in a blogging sort of um vortex, and totally busy with other projects, I am hoping to help some other entrepreneurs out there, I got this email a few weeks ago and I apologize to Rina for not posting it sooner:
An ABC Exhibitor Requ
I've enjoyed reading your blog and your insights on the ABC Kids Expo. I am a new business owner and I am still in the manufacturing process of my product. My product is a handy clip that keeps a blanket or stuffed animal from falling from a stroller.
I will be a first time exhibitor this year at the ABC Kids Expo. I am new to the children's industry and am looking to find someone to share a booth with. I believe that sharing a booth with help defray costs, since I only have a single product.
If you know anyone interested, please have them contact me directly. Again, thank you for helping a total stranger!
So, not wanting to just put somebody's information out there without know anything about them, I googled Rina (I am still amazed when I meet people that don't know how or refuse to use a search engine to find out information). It really is an invaluable took for a small business owner, especially if you work alone or you want information fast.
So as I was saying - I found Rina and she is a successful entrepreneur already - her and her sister started a company called Omma Yoga, they create stylish, yet functional yoga bags. Being the yoga novice (um, actually read totally ignorant, never did it but EVERYONE says I should) I had no idea what this product was. After closer inspection they seem to really be on to something, it is a great looking bag they have designed that all of your yoga (or Pilates) stuff (again, I have no idea what that would be). See how that google thing worked out, took two seconds and I have a plethora (love that word for some reason) of information.
If anyone is interested in sharing a booth with Rina, or speaking with her please feel free to comment on the blog (you know how I love that!) or send me a direct email and I will forward your information on to Rina.
Searching the Internet
The funny thing about this 'request' is that The ABC Kids Expo is one of the most frequent searches for people finding my blog. I have not even attended in 3 years, yet my recent posts last year show up soon after the actual ABC Kids Expo site. The second most frequent search is my post on "What Happens in the Garage Stays in the Garage", just in case you wondered - and here is that post.
That's all folks....I swear I have a Saint Patrick's Day post for tomorrow, or tonight, um okay give me till Tuesday and I will post on Wednesday, I promise. I hear they might revoke my ol' blogger badge (that I have been wearing so proudly for two years) if I don't post more frequent, and relevant, and more pictures, and links...and how I need to update my flickr.....better yet if you have any more questions I am happy to answer them, Wednesday, yes I will get to them Thursday, or Friday?