Two big things today:
1) I spent half the day attending to a dayjob project requirement. If this pushes through, I get to earn enough to last me at least 3 months, 4 if I'm really, really thrifty and if more help pours in from Patreon or more sales are made through the shops.
(No word yet from the dayjob employment option so I'll leave that be.)
2) I just decided to open my Etsy shop and offer my art to a more targetted and receptive global audience. I have to pay $0.20 per item posted but it covers four months. I think I can scrape enough extra cash for 10-20 listings.
Here's a snapshot of the storefront:
What I'm going to do is slowly move items from my originals shop here to Etsy. I'll keep the shop here as is, but linking the purchase instead through Etsy. Payments are still processed through PayPal via Etsy.
As I move items I will also adjust pricing for a more global audience, as well as to cover posting fees and selling fees. If you have been eyeing certain pieces in the shop, let me know so you can still purchase it at pre-Etsy price. But if the piece has already been listed in Etsy you'll have to purchase it through Etsy.
Hence, because of these two events I have not started on any painting work yet. But I hope to do so after dinner.
I also had to help sort out a problem this morning about a Society6 order. A set of throw pillows shipped to the Philippines got lost in transit. (I suspect our corrupt customs officials.) But Society6 has already assured that a replacement order is already under production.
I was angry and anguished yesterday. I'll write about that in a different post. I'm still processing it, but I am feeling better now, much soothed by the love of the creative tribe. Also, the coming in of the dayjob project inquiry was a welcome emergency band-aid so I was also able to breathe a bit more easily. Not yet 100% sure if it'll push through but there's a very good chance it will.