This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

No imagination............

I wish I had a good imagination. I always thought I did. I seem to have been endowed with certain skills but sadly lacking in the one that would allow me to make use of those skills.
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I like to white poems/rhymes. I like to draw and paint. I like to sew..............there are many more things I enjoy too. I always thought that if we owned a small resort, then I could have a gift shop and supply it with my own crafts. Either that or have a small place in the country and have a small shop. I can't do that in town because of restrictions.
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So................What can I do?
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I often thought of writing a short childrens story. Then I would not know how to begin, how would I put it together and how would I publish it. No idea.
To make things and sell them? Well I have tried but the places I placed things to sell them add 60% that makes them not worth the money.
I did think about Etsy, having an Etsy shop. That just seems like a whole load of work for very little profit.
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I have written a couple of stories that remain unfinished but could be worked on and illustrated but as yet I see no point.
We are about to retire, at least my husband is. I would like to make extra income and it would be nice to supplement our income by selling things I have made.
I have no imagination when it comes to promoting and selling or even getting started.
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I really enjoy my sketchbooks. I did think of decorating the covers and selling those on Etsy. The originals. They cost me nothing but time, I could try one I suppose. Then again, what would I charge? Maybe do that on Ebay so that they bid on it? All original work as a coffee table book?
So what can I do?...............I need ideas, and having no imagination I don't know where to get the ideas...............
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Another idea is Tee shirts, graphics for Tee Shirts. What would sell though? I did have an idea when Reina was a baby, a line of baby Tee shirts but that was long ago and I forget. Maybe I am just lazy and don't want to do the work? No! I don't think that's it, I just lack imagination. I lack direction.
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What happened to that quilt? I have no idea what I did with it but it looks like one I would like to do again. I have even made baskets.So you see a gift shop would have been perfect for me to indulge all the things I enjoy but I need direction. What I need is money. I need money to set up shop. Ah well, I can dream and that's about all unless I come up with a decent plan..........and I lack imagination


  1. Hi Janice i am sure something will come to you,but from what i see a gift shop would be perfect for you ,can you move to the country where lots of tourist go,or maybe rent a place there or can you do markets where there is little overheads.
    I hope somethings pops up for you my friend as your work is beautiful xx

  2. You have lots or imagination what you lack is marketing skills you need a partner to help you.

  3. You have lots of imagination!!! Maybe you should do craft shows?? Look into your area. I know they even have them at churches. And, if you want to do your items on clothing, etc., look into Zazzle!! I know it takes time, I have been doing tones of research. Take it easy and go for it! Big Hugs!


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