Thursday, September 15, 2011

My Up coming events and Plans

Well its been 2 weeks and I'm Doing a New Post Not bad But seriously need  to get better.... Ya add it to my To do List : ). Well The Fall season is Starting here in Arizona which means I'm back to selling at some Markets and Art Fairs YAY!!!! I really love doing them , I get to be out in the world and meet new people and chat with Friends and hopefully make some money at it. These past few months sales on my Online shops have been SO slow. I'm wondering why I even bother, I am so lacking the Time and Man power to make it in the world of Handcrafted Online shops. Most my sales come from events I do and from people I personally know. I need to punch through this wall that is keeping me in the same spot I was last year when I first started. I thought I would have been in a better way in sales by now. Needless to say its rough sometimes when you go months and No sale its a Blow to ones ego and it has made me think. What am I doing? Actually applied to Petsmart for a part time job next is Walmart.
Since my youngest started Kindergarten I'm home struggling with the the fact that my home business is just not cutting it and maybe just need to Hang it Up. I'm at the point that I have no clue what to do? I don't have the $ to pay for advertisement on blogs and businesses that promote handmade, I don't have the $ to get my website onto search engines  or even the knowledge to do it myself
I am even losing the drive to Push on, to keep going, to just strive thru it. Oh GOSH I'm so off why I was making a Post... Lets start again shall we?

OK, First Saturdays of the Months I will be In Glendale,AZ for the Artwerks Lateral 58 My favorite event to do. It has some really cool artists there and it has Grown so Big in its first Year I'm Looking forward to this new season.
Next thing I have in Concrete is Arizona State fair Opening Weekend
Oct 15-16th
Then In Nov I will actually miss the first Saturday in Glendale because my Husbands Karate School will doing a Demonstration for the Desert Shrimp Festival in Gila Bend,AZ Nov 5th.

So I am on the look out for events to do and If your local and reading this Please send me the Hook up to events I would greatly appreciate it. That is another time consuming Money eating thing. You have to do when your an Artist/craftsman on the vending markets. And trying to explain that to the Hubby is well a recurring subject I'm also getting tired of doing.

On a cheerier note I have been doing some new things in My Leather. I am my happiest when I am trying new and creative stuff. I find Great joy when I have an Idea and work it through to an actual Product, Now only if I can do it more often. Right now I'm working on a Custom Order for a Gal who wants a Full Rig for her Job as a Security Officer. I have made her a Pepper spray holder from scratch, pattern and constructing it to the tooling and dyeing, all my Hand work. Now I'm doing her Holster then next is the Belt, radio carrier and Magazine holders. Thank god She has given me Creative licence I love it when Folks can trust you.
Also working on some Items to celebrate "The Day of the Dead" "Dia De la Muerto" I think that's how its spelt??? And it has been supper fun doing that, It was suggested by a Beading Artist I met in Artwerks Lateral, Gloria. Its full of lots of color and details and a subject that is new to me so I'm having fun. This medallion will be put on a Chain and made into a Necklace. I have a cuff on the table now It has 3 different skulls on it with stamped designs and lots of Colors.
Well That's it for today, 
May God Bless you with Abundance as he has done for me and my family
God Bless

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Yes, I know another 2 Months

Well, 2 months later And still no better at blogging or sells on my Etsy or zibbet shops. I have given in to the lack of sales and just accept that I'm not a blogger. I have made a pact to spend less time on the computer I have spent  hours each day doing my emails, facebook, shop checking, searching, etc that I am not being productive. Either in my Family life or my Creative life so I have decided to have a time limit and 1 day of the week to be my computer day. So hopefully this keeps me on track and accountable to my day. Well this last weekend was My Fathers Martial Arts Festival In Anaheim,CA it was so much fun and I was able to make a little money selling my Creations to the Martial Arts Community. Hopefully I get alot more new customers alot of my cards were picked up. My Husband who is one of my Fathers Black belts has a little Dojo in Gila Bend, AZ took our 3 kids and 5 other students to participate in the Tournament and They ALL did awesome! my Kids brought home 1 gold,1 silver,and 1 bronze in their Kata's(forms).and My Husband brought home 7 medals. It was truly a great day for my Fathers Organization Origins Events and Our Arizona Dynamic Traditions Karate school.

Well My Zibbet shop is on Sale to celebrate LABOR Day everything is 20% Off its even for custom items. Well summer is over here and so starts the FAll Vendor shows and I'm looking forward to it. I really like being in them and seeing all the great vendors I meet and all the great Items in the markets. Lets hope I actually make more money then I spend, its always my downfall.I know for sure I will be doing the Artwerks Lateral In Glendale, Az which is the first Saturdays of the month from Oct-May and have signed up for the Arizona State Fair On Oct 15-16th and The Desert Shrimp Festival for Nov 5th-6th, My Husbands Karate school will be doing a Demonstation so it will be a Family event.
Well Ive decided to do A share a part of me on my Blog.
I am a very Shy person by nature and so sharing about me is REALLY tough.
So I am the oldest of Three kids to my Parents who are Puerto Ricans raised in New York.
I was born In Texas in 1970 and mostly raised in Japan and Okinawa. My Father was in the Air Force for 20 yrs. I was truely blessed to have experienced my childhood in Okinawa,Japan. I wish I could have given my Children that same experience. I have always been a Very Creative soul and have always told my Parents I wanted to be a Fashion Designer since I was 5. I Always had my sketch pad and crayons with me and always used my moms scrap fabrics to make my dolls and Barbies clothing She let me use her safty pins and needle and thread to sew them together. I would spend hours on the floor cutting, draping, pinning, and hand sewing the clothing. It was something I found happiness in being a shy girl and being on the hefty side Its was hard for me to have this much fun with kids. As you know Kids can be Very cruel and I had to deal with alot of teasing and being left out. Until I eventually got angry enough about it and well thats when I got the name Julie The Bully. Needless to say the name calling stop at least in my Face. Well thats a little about me I will try to share some more on my next Blog. I think On my Facebook Page I will make a Daily share Post as a way for my fans to learn a little about me. So if your not a fan please go to  and come say hi.
God Bless and hope to post before another 2 months go by

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Thank you for checking on my Blog it is a work in Progress and hopefully will have a Regular post on it as I am trying to make it so,They say do a new thing for 21 days and it becomes Habit so I have made this my new one thing. Here's to building new Healthy Habits