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New LJ friends/ job interview/ openmagic etsy for talismans / investing in my art


I'm excited about the friending frenzy that I'm hosting right now. Can't believe it's been 11 years and I hadn't ever done it before! I think my set of questions is great for figuring out if one might get on with someone :D also I've never added so many new people at once so I'm a little overwhelmed! Welcome newbies, please give me a name to call you and also let me know if you want to opt-out of my (rarely used) sextalk filter. I might get confused about who is who for a little while so please be patient with me - it's not lack of care, just ADD-PI at work.

I have an interview for a day job that I think I would both enjoy and be able to live off of (whaaat?!?!!!??) and I have never wanted a job so much! I don't have the qualifications they ask for, but I am overqualified in a way they don't ask for but need, so hopefully it balances out. It also has flexible hours so won't interfere with school or keep me from being able to do crafty parties and intimacy practices. Please please please and thank you, universe.

Also I finished the second run of talismans, took photos of them, and set up shop: OpenMagic. If you can't afford them but feel strongly drawn to one, let me know -- I can't afford to pay for shipping but it is very important to me that these be as accessible as I can make them. I set prices based on the time and materials each took, for those who can afford to pay. They are tiny- I need to make a reference photo to show the size. I hope people take them. I'm also going to offer custom ones, but haven't quite solidified how to create them yet.

I'm also planning on setting up a shop for my fractal prints. Topaz had a great idea for how to market all of my various arts, so once I set up that shop (and get money for printing materials) I'm going to do that. I feel somewhat hopeful, which is a vast improvement over the weeping-with-despair attitude I've had for a long time about anyone valuing anything I make. I gotta use this fragile and melting hope as much as possible while it is here. Topaz also encouraged me to make some earrings with more broad appeal (cutesy stuff) so I'm going to try my hand at that, and hopefully get my jewelry store more traffic so that if there actually is a market for the stuff I really enjoy making, they can find me.


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itemptfate ══╣╠══
Hi, new friend :)
I hope your job interview goes well!
roina_arwen ══╣Heart on the Rocks╠══
Good luck with the interview!

The talismans are lovely, I hope you can sell them all. Are you going to make your fractal prints into note cards, posters, or both?
belenen ══╣magical╠══
thank you! I'm definitely going to make them into posters and if I can find a good place to make them into note cards I will be doing that too.
davesmusictank ══╣╠══
Hope yot interview goes well. Plus add me on your F list.
hexenhasel ══╣╠══
Those talismans are really quite beautiful - and creative! I hope you get sold out :)

Looking forward to getting to know you better!
belenen ══╣magical╠══
thank you! me too :)
slinkslowdown ══╣╠══
Those talismans are gorgeous!

Good luck with the interview.
belenen ══╣magical╠══
thank you so much!
con_grazia ══╣╠══
First-time commenter, long-time reader. You can tell from my LJ that I don't post much, but I read a lot. :)

Stepping in to say the talismans are beautiful. Favorited them and will take some time to look at all of them, because I'd like to find one that speaks to me most. Very nice!
belenen ══╣creative╠══
Hi! How did you come to read my LJ? I'm glad to meet you :)

Thank you so much! I'm also offering custom ones, if you'd rather that :D https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1E5x2CwsG_7FtzVd4RNVGBldGAJF6tFpb2gXEdXpPAsY/viewform
kiwi ══╣╠══
Crossing everything I can and then some for you with this job!
pixiebelle ══╣╠══
Sending you all the good luck in the world. I've been trying to find a job that doesn't kill my soul while still giving me enough to live on. Not easy, I know.
twofootsmall ══╣text be the good╠══
Don't let that hope slide away - your work is so beautiful! I particularly like the self-sufficiency one - the three phrases are so apt, together and separately, as a mantra.

Wishing you every success with the interview - my fingers are crossed for you. :) x
belenen ══╣heart in my throat╠══
thank you so much for the comment on my talismans! <3
bebe_de_lune ══╣╠══
Hope everything goes well with the job interview! And, I am probably the only one who'll mention this, I want to opt-out of the sextalk filter, the link leads me to somewhere it says I don't have permission.
belenen ══╣eccentric╠══
that was because I didn't have you friended yet, sorry! I took you out.
bebe_de_lune ══╣╠══
classical_wolf ══╣╠══
Best of luck with the interview! :)
nell ══╣╠══
Hello! :) I agree that the questions on your friending meme were really good! They were much more interesting than the sort of thing you usually see. :) I think it will take me a while to get my head around who's who with these new friends too.

Best of luck with your job interview! :D And your talismans are beautiful, what a wonderful idea!
belenen ══╣incitement╠══
thank you for the compliment on my talismans!
goddessofchaos ══╣╠══
A job that is both enjoyable and would pay a living wage? Those are like gold dust! Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
ohhhlife ══╣╠══
Good luck with the interview!!

Those talismans (talismen? hehe) are really cool! :)

It's great that you're learning to value your artistic abilities!! When my life gets settled I really hope to start exploring that part of myself. I never really have before.
belenen ══╣beautiful╠══
thank you!
c_hrista ══╣╠══
Good job with the friending meme you've done! SUCCESS. I've been on LJ off and on since 2004 so I get that it's a good place to be :D

Sending you good vibes for the job, I definitely am in the midst of figuring out job stuff and know the stress of it.

I love hearing about your artsy endeavors. I used to have a poster shop on Etsy and used to work at a print shop and I definitely miss it sometimes.
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