Belenen (belenen) wrote,
Belenen
belenen

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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