UGH. It's been forever since I posted last! So many things have happened in that time- moved into my new house, lost a fight between my robust optimism and my post-traumatic, tried to break the lease on my new house, hid under the bed(clothes) for 2 weeks, got my moxie back, got my shit together, cancelled the lease break... and now we're back to where I should've been a month ago, almost finished unpacking and keen to get on with life. We hope!
Right at this moment I'm trying to get some business cards together, since I haven't had any printed since forever. Trouble is, it's leading to some serious questions. Do I get ones for all my shops? That's 3 shops, possibly soon to be 4. Should I just get generic ones that represent my style across all the shops? (Don't think it can be done, which leads to further questions about 'what I do'.)
What sort of jewelry should represent me? Do I even want to DO jewelry any more? Yes. I think. What sort of antiques and vintage should represent those shops? Why do I sell such differing things? Can I make a brand which includes both Victorian haberdashery and 20th century retro? Why are there not enough good thrifts in my town? Where's my private chauffeur in his immaculately kept vintage luxury car?
I'm decorating this post with the images I'm thinking about using for the cards. Oh there's more questions- should I get the 100 card pack? That's not going to last long... 400? That's expensive, but cheaper in the long run than 4 orders of 100... should I get the super fancy cards? Or should I go for postcards instead?
Postcards are more likely to go up on a wall or kept, and that's a good thing... they are way more expensive though, so I'd need to save for them... Should postcards only be for special purchases? Like more than $100? Or just for the jewelry shops? Or is it a luxury that - like my private chauffeur - is just a nice dream? Is it a waste of money?
What's for dinner? Why am I here? Where did I put the chocolate? How many cups of tea can you have in one day before you should think about maybe feeling a little bit guilty but only for public face because in actual fact you think you should be able to drink as many fucking cups of tea as you like so there?
And MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL- do you like these photos? Which one's your favourite? Fave 3? Least fave? I can't decide.