Sunday, July 22, 2012

Farewell tsd blog

Hey yall! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. I just wanted to let you know that I have decided that juggling 3 blogs of my own is just too much for my organized self. I thought by creating TSD - a separate blog for my indie biz/blog 101 posts that it would help keep me organized but I was wrong.

 So, if you would like to keep up with shop updates, tutorials & such. Along with what I regularly post on my main blog. Please follow me on Live.Laugh.L0ve. because that is where everything will be from now on.

Thank you all for your support on this journey.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

What it takes to own an indie biz - Your Heart

Catch up on the series here.

So we have gone over most things that it takes to own and indie biz. But this is the most important one to understand I think. Just what exactly it takes if you are absolutely serious about this. If you are really looking to quit your job or run your business while you stay at home with the kids.

You have to understand that owning an indie biz take your heart.

What do I mean by that? It means your heart goes into ever product you make. Every website you design. Every new sign that is painted. Every clutch that is sewn. Every subway art that is made. Your heart goes into each one of those products and your customers will see that. They will see just how much you love what you do.

Your heart goes into the design you want for the shop. The photos and descriptions you put up. The promoting you do. Your heart goes into every item you package. It's like a little piece of you is going to someone else. Because you know that your heart went into everything you did.

All the time spent.
All the items made.
All the pictures taken.
All the promoting.
It's all worth it in the end.

Because your heart is in it and you love what you do.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What it takes to own an indie biz - Determination

If you are just now joining us for this series you can see all the posts here.

Owning an indie biz takes alot of determination. Knowing what you want and going after it. It takes focus and discipline. You have to work hard and keep going even with things are going smoothly. You have to want your indie biz to succeed. You have to have the determination to do so.

I have faltered a couple of times in this.
When sales aren't high.
My creativity seems at a standstill.
I just get down that nothing seems to be going the way I want it.

But my determination and drive to own an indie biz and have it succeed, keeps me going.
It pulls me out of my funk.
It reminds me I can do this.

I am determined to give everything I have in me, into my shop. Every long night. Ever promotion. Every new product. Every order.

Is all driven my one word.


Monday, July 9, 2012

Shop update - Prints & more prints!

Happy Monday! I hope everyone's weekend was wonderful!
Today's shop update today is brought to you with prints.

I have two new ones in the shop & I also finished two custom prints this weekend.
First I'll show you the two custom digital prints that I did.

The two ladies I made these for were so sweet and it was really fun to play around and design something unique for them!

Now the new prints in the shop.
First up we have...

Next up is...

Be the light digital print file

You can find both of these new prints under the prints section in my shop.