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Gecko
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I´m into painting myself, but with digital tools.
It´s very frustrateing if pushed, and people think they understand your plans for a project before you do.

One positive part of creativity is the limitless use of it.
The internet advise is one I perhaps should follow myself, but it´s hard work to do in style.

Perhaps you can show some of your work on this site, just use

[link to imageshack.us]
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Partnerships and leases are very bad ideas now. Sell your stuff at art shows and online.You don't need a grant.

If your friend wants to be involved with helping sell at art fairs, pay her by the day only, no standing commitments. Never "front" her your stuff.
Aside from the small band of Forteans scattered around the world, nobody seems to notice all aspects of this phantasmagoria.(John A. Keel)
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(((Woodsprite))) --
I think you are answering your own questions ... Health first; art second as you allow the process to evolve.

That said, I love your Gothic towers/Alternative Scene/ Music-Art shop idea ... Maybe as time goes on, as you sense enthusiasm for this possibility, perhaps you could bring a *group* of people together, including Michelle, of course, to work on that project. When it's time. (And only you can know that.) Or IF it would be right for you to be involved... because you will always be happiest *doing* the work, as opposed to focusing on the marketing part.

But for now, transition is okay. It's still about growth.
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Maybe it's not right for you to open a store, or to open one with your friend. But Spirit is obviously trying to remind you that your gift is TO BE SHARED.

You are squatting on your gift. Hoarding it.

Spirit is reminding you that there are others in the world, and you weren't given these gifts so that you could make yourself stuff that other people want, and refuse them the joy of also wearing and enjoying them.

Furthermore, people who are "spiritual" often forget that selling is MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL. Selling something that you made GIVES someone else something they want and need. And does the same for you.

Selling things, or buying things, is an EXCHANGE OF ENERGY. It's the ebb and flow of life.

So many self-proclaimed "spiritual" people believe that selling what you have is BAD, that it's EVIL in some way.

But the fact is that it's a mutually beneficial EXCHANGE. And even tantric sex is about an exchange of energies. Beneficial, benevolent to both parties.

The same is MEANT to be true of buying and selling. It's a system of energy exchange.

So stop hoarding. Spirit's being pretty clear on that. You weren't given these gifts so you could show them off to people and say, "Sorry, none for you!" You were given a gift. Now share it!

hf
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... I didn't know I was doing that...:(

I'm just a bit gun shy about exposing my most inner thoughts and feelings, a part of me, to the rest of the World.
When I was younger, and I did that...I was so devastated to see that people didn't care about what I was talking about, they only wanted something eyepleasing, that matched their interior colors.
The shallowness of the "Art Scene" was so disappointing...it is what made me walk away from it for a decade.
The other day, this whole oil thing made me think back on that time...
I had a 4'x4' painting that showed the oceans polluted, fish having to wear protective suits and airtanks...I pointed the finger at everyone for the pollution,...the medical waste industry that had syringes washing up on beaches ( this was the late 80's), plastic clorox bottles from people, old tires, barrels of toxic stuff leaking.
It broke my heart that no one cared about what I was trying to talk to them about with that painting....no one cared about the oceans then.
The other day when that painting, time, came to mind, it made me cry...
If they had listened back then, we wouldn't be where we are today...:(

When I have to negotiate a "price" for one of my creations...I feel like I am being a whore...
How does one put a "price" on a part of their Soul?
It's what it feels like to me... :(

When I went back to my canvases in 1998, after some thought about how to market them (the new ones from Creator)...I came to the conclusion that what I needed was a "go between"...someone that could handle the financial end of things...just let me create.
In the years since, I've had 2 people approach me about this...but it just hasn't panned out.
1 blew a deal for cover art for a Band's CD...never did find out what went down with that...the deal was set, all she had to do was negotiate a reasonable price to collect her 20% commission.
She disappeared, and the band refused to answer e-mail from me, or take my calls after her!
Then, just 2 Springs ago, I had an artist aquaintance approach me about it....
He was out maketing his and his son's stuff...said he would market mine too, while he was out there.
He never seriously tried to do it...
I think it was just a ploy to try and get in my pants, to be honest...

Maybe this thing with Michelle has more to do with this...than an actual retail store?
I wonder, could she be the one I need to be my "go between" so I don't feel like a whore, selling a bit of my soul, to let people be able to see/aquire my creations?
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you will be very successful!!! You see the 5D earth we are on the verge of breaking out or releaseing in to form is about just this... more personalized clothes, more creative and hand made clothes..... the Big box stores all sell about the same thing, and they might not be around in the future. People will be buying less things/clothes and yet they will want more personal clothes, something expressive> I already see alot of that these days.

Get help with the shop, so that you can "produce" while the shop is manned. These days are more about group efforts. If not a shop, some type of media to sell your wears. You are needed and this is a real calling you are getting. It is NOT the worst time to open a retail shop... just to not go into something to large and expensive until the biz supports it.
I opened a day spa in a hurricane ravaged town and I had great success!!! It is not about optimum times, but what you offer people is an ever changing landscape!!!

Go for it!
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Oh I hope you are right about the New World!!!! :D
I love working in groups with others...creativity spreads like wildfire in a group...eveyone sparking the other...:)
I know Michelle would be there to run things for me, if we do try this...
Even though she is young....only 25...she is very level headed, and dependable.
I've used her to help me on a mural or 2, and we work well together...:)

Your story brings some hope, comfort....that even in the worst of times...if you are supposed to do something, no matter what, it will happen.!
That's very uplifting!...:D
Thanks for sharing that with me! :D
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I would try to do alone, then if you fail nobody feels hurt.
Make a website with your work, I´m perhaps a customer:)

I know it´s hard for nice spirits like you to have long time benefit from money, since you will be like superglue to bad people.

But real talent is not to be wasted, so take it step by step, and just relax, say a firm NO if someone pushes you.

Next time it will be easier to do, trust me.
Good luck in life, and do not worry to much.
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Thanks Gecko...:)

I used to have a website...but my exhusband took it down in 2005...maybe it's time to make a new 1... :)

You are right about money glueing you to Bad people...throws me into the material world with "materially motivated" people.
A website may be a good way to keep a safe space between me and them, until I can learn to grow a "tougher skin"....because I know I'm too sensitive to just go jump in the shrak tank right now!.. :P
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listen to that still quiet voice within
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Re: opinions wanted, about something that happened to me yesterday (psychic stuff maybe)
I´m into painting myself, but with digital tools.
It´s very frustrateing if pushed, and people think they understand your plans for a project before you do.

One positive part of creativity is the limitless use of it.
The internet advise is one I perhaps should follow myself, but it´s hard work to do in style.

Perhaps you can show some of your work on this site, just use

[link to imageshack.us]
 Quoting: Gecko 972986


I've dabbled in some computer generated art...when I had the sign shop, and we started using the computer to design them..
It's a good medium for a lot of people, and you are right about creativity..limitless uses.
It's what I love about it....when it's there, you can take a pile of trash and turn it into something completly differant and new...the possibilities are truly limitless, and the outcome is sooooo rewarding!
It's the best high I've ever had....there is no drug that can make you feel THAT good.

I'll check out the site...:)
Thanks for the link...:)
bed
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Dream of your assistant, that way your fear is automatically converted to one of freedom and composition.
Don't dismiss your own experience to allow other people’s perceptions.
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Partnerships and leases are very bad ideas now. Sell your stuff at art shows and online.You don't need a grant.

If your friend wants to be involved with helping sell at art fairs, pay her by the day only, no standing commitments. Never "front" her your stuff.
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Oh....art shows are difficult for me...:(
It was the St. James Art Fair, that was so disappointg for me...made me walk away from fine art for a decade.
Most people that go to those shows are not truly looking for "art"...they are there to buy a souvineer they can take home...something that matches their furniture.
That just isn't me.... :(

Maybe if Michelle would be the 1 to handle the people...LOL..let me just be there, if there is a question,but not have to talk money with these people, or hear their rude comments....that might work.

Yeah, I learned years ago...I have to be careful whose hands I put my art in, unfortunatly.....
I trust Michelle, I don't think she would ever steal from me.
I've just found that most people don't care about it as much as you do..take as good of care of it as they should...because it isn't their work...it's not personal to them.
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I have done Spiritual artwork
I've been told that I could make a lot of $$$$
but will not share it with humanity
they're not worth it.

do whatever you feel is good for you.

peace be with You
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(((Woodsprite))) --
I think you are answering your own questions ... Health first; art second as you allow the process to evolve.

That said, I love your Gothic towers/Alternative Scene/ Music-Art shop idea ... Maybe as time goes on, as you sense enthusiasm for this possibility, perhaps you could bring a *group* of people together, including Michelle, of course, to work on that project. When it's time. (And only you can know that.) Or IF it would be right for you to be involved... because you will always be happiest *doing* the work, as opposed to focusing on the marketing part.

But for now, transition is okay. It's still about growth.
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You already know me like a book Lurker...;)

Thanks for the advice...you give good advice too...:)

I know that the idea is a bit "out there"... but I think that there needs to be a place for people like me, out there.
Creative people, that don't go with the Main Stream ART CROWD... a place where real artists can go, feel comfortable hanging out, showing their stuff..somewhere that you don't have to pretend to be something you aren't, just to be "accepted"
Sort of like a modern day Beatnik type of thing...
I know the people to support such an establishment exist....
Our lil Goth meetup went from a handfull of people to well over a couple of thousand in just 3 years....
The people are still here, just scattered again, because of Spook being obnoxious to so many.
I've always thought that if it was something I was supposed to do...it would somehow come down the pike to me, like so much of the other stuff has seemed to....when it's TIME.
... I suppose, TIME WILL TELL, if this is truly a path i'm supposed to take... ;)
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listen to that still quiet voice within
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(( I'm all ears.))... ;)
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Re: opinions wanted, about something that happened to me yesterday (psychic stuff maybe)
I have done Spiritual artwork
I've been told that I could make a lot of $$$$
but will not share it with humanity
they're not worth it.

do whatever you feel is good for you.

peace be with You
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Sometimes I feel like that too...sort of like "casting Pearls before the Swine" type of thing
So many just don't care about the weightier issues of life, they never ponder these things.

I have had the paintings that came from Creator when I went back to my canvases, in several art galleries thru the years...but I have not sold any of them.
I put a selling price so high on them, i knew they would'nt sell...
It felt more important to me that they just "be seen", than to generate money.
Almost like it would have been a blasphomy to put a material price on something given to me by Creator.

Peace to you too, my Brother... :)

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I would try to do alone, then if you fail nobody feels hurt.
Make a website with your work, I´m perhaps a customer:)

I know it´s hard for nice spirits like you to have long time benefit from money, since you will be like superglue to bad people.

But real talent is not to be wasted, so take it step by step, and just relax, say a firm NO if someone pushes you.

Next time it will be easier to do, trust me.
Good luck in life, and do not worry to much.
 Quoting: Gecko 972986



Forget the shop, sell online. A shop has too few customers and high expenses. And it requires A LOT of your time.

Online website, whatever, frees you from all of this.

And yes, do it alone. Get your creations "out there" for the world to enjoy. Stop dinking around, life is short.
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Dream of your assistant, that way your fear is automatically converted to one of freedom and composition.
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I can't say I've been dreaming of an assistant...but I sure have been asking for a good 1 for quite some time now...over 5 years!
Some auto conversion would be a welcome thing these days, to be sure..

Thanks for the suggestion Bed...:)
Maybe if I keep asking...I will BE SHOWN my assistant, if there is to be 1...I haven't tried doing that before...might be worth a try...:)
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I normally don't ask about personal things on here, but I figured other people do, so what the Hell...

This has to do with my artwork.
I am/have been an artist all my life...been winning awards for it since I was in grade school...still today, if I compete in juried shows, I will win, 1 out of 3 that I enter.
Anyway, here the past couple of years, I haven't been real ambitious about others seeing my work, or even putting them up for sale.
After I was finished with the redesign of Industrial Nightmare in '07, my health hasn't really allowed me to be as productive, creatively as I normally am.
I worked too hard on that project, and it took me down physically...I lost 20#, had a hard time keeping 115#...just put in too many hours, let too much of me "flow out", too fast...left me physically drained and exhausted, so when winter came, I got sick...then problems with my son the past 2 years have kept my health a problem.
Since I haven't been feeling all that great, and there was a period of time I spent stuck on my ass ( torn Achille's Tendon), I found the only outlet for my creativity available ...started making really cool, knit and crochet, hats, scarves, hooded scarves....
Have taken some commisssions for custom clothing...

For the past year and a half, I've had countless people stop me when I'm out, wearing something I've made...want to know where I got it.
When they find out I made it...they keep telling me that I should be selling them!
Well, I thought about it, after it kept happening...had the thought that if I was going to sell them, I'd need labels for them, so they could be marked as my creation.
I looked around locally, had no luck...someone suggested I look at a piece I had, that had a label on it ( It was on a hand woven shawl I had bought at a yardsale, 15 years ago..:P)
I went and found it...didn't have a maker name for the label...so I thought "I'll try looking in the phone book, see if that lady is listed in there"
I found her the first number I dialed!
Awesome lady...was most helpful when I told her why I was calling.
She wanted to meet me, see some of my creations...offered to sell me the rest of her Mohair yarn, for an unbelievable $10 a pound ( it sells for $120 a pound!)
I went and saw her, bought some yarn...
She LOVED my work...said they were definatly "wearable art", and that I should have no problem getting top $ for them.
Then came something very, very strange...she suggested a certain Gallery here in town for me to go talk to about a Solo show.
I freaked out...the place she suggested was owned by our long time neighbor's daughter!

It kinda spooked me...the way things went down with her.

That happened last Spring....
Since then, I've just been here, creating, working with my photographer friend , creating a portfolio of the wearables..

I got the strangest call from my BFF yesterday.
She's probably the only real friend I have, and hang out with...
She said she had laid down for a nap yesterday, and had a dream about me, and wanted to tell me about it..
She said that Spirit came to her, and told her that she and I need to open up a lil shop...to sell my work, and some of hers too...
She said " You are a Creative Genius, and you are just hiding out there..people need to be able to see your work!"
She was getting ready to start searching around to see if she could find some place where we could get "grant money" for this...
She said with us both being women, and me having the Native blood, we very possibly could.

I wasn't ready for that yesterday....
It has me a bit rattled, and I'm not sure what to make of it.
I haven't really been focusing on selling my stuff, because I really don't need any money.
I'm not an extravogent person, and don't require a lot of it.
I have everything I need, and it seems if something unexpected pops up...the money to take care of it, also comes.

I'm not sure what to do... :(

I've had a successful business before....but the idea of starting another 1 has not been there.
I know the economy is awful...probably the worst time in History to think about opening up a retail shop...
But it seems that for some reason...people are supposed to see my work....
At least, that's the feeling I'm getting here.
It's like I was sent the message last Spring...and when I didn't pursue it...it has ben sent again...a year later.

What do you all think about this series of events?
Have any feelings about why this keeps coming to my door?
Do you think I should do as this last message seems to be saying I should do?
 Quoting: Woodsprite

I would say if you have a talent and enjoy making the things, and they make people happy, sell them for a fair price. You don't necessarily have to keep money you don't want or need. There are many worthy causes that need money, and you can give anonymously if you like. It sounds like a win-win for everyone. You can be as wealthy or famous, or not, as you want.

Just be careful going into business with a friend, and make sure your health and happiness don't suffer.
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I would try to do alone, then if you fail nobody feels hurt.
Make a website with your work, I´m perhaps a customer:)

I know it´s hard for nice spirits like you to have long time benefit from money, since you will be like superglue to bad people.

But real talent is not to be wasted, so take it step by step, and just relax, say a firm NO if someone pushes you.

Next time it will be easier to do, trust me.
Good luck in life, and do not worry to much.



Forget the shop, sell online. A shop has too few customers and high expenses. And it requires A LOT of your time.

Online website, whatever, frees you from all of this.

And yes, do it alone. Get your creations "out there" for the world to enjoy. Stop dinking around, life is short.
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... :)
Know anyone good at designing websites, that will work on a barter type deal?
I don't have much cash, and no bank account for sending money over the internet....but I do have the time /resources to trade services for services.
I can trade anything , a painting, a Portrait, some of the handmade wearables....I also make jewelry, and artglass windows and doors, signs, and banners...
Don't know how well the artglass or signs would ship though...a banner could be put in a tube to send through the mail to someone...
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I´ll have to do some research myself for a project, anyone into web design software?

I need someting easy, but powerful.
Like able to do wonders like Vue 8.5, and Octane render etc for us 3d people he he.

Do not have time to do javascript by hand, need a more modular approach.

Anyone with a hidden artist inside should try Vue.
Wish there was a similar software for webpages.
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Do it.

Good luck.

peace
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I would say if you have a talent and enjoy making the things, and they make people happy, sell them for a fair price. You don't necessarily have to keep money you don't want or need. There are many worthy causes that need money, and you can give anonymously if you like. It sounds like a win-win for everyone. You can be as wealthy or famous, or not, as you want.

Just be careful going into business with a friend, and make sure your health and happiness don't suffer.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 222101


I know that I truly love to Create, and am not happy doing anything else in life.
I've always managed to somehow be able to generate enough cash from it to support me...even when I had to move to differant mediums.
The new medium just gave me new toys to make wonderful new creations with.

The selling them for a "fair price" is where it gets sticky, unfortunatly.
People don't think an Artist's time is as valuable as say, a plumber.
Even though I've spent my entire life developing these skills ( at this point, 34 years)...they still balk at paying the same rate that a plumber gets paid... :(
A plumber only has to be in the field, or in school for a couple of years.....

Just be careful going into business with a friend, and make sure your health and happiness don't suffer.
True enough....
My greatest concern is that the business/money thing would come between us...ruin our friendship.
I value Michelle as a friend...there are so very few people that i can honestly say I like, and respect, want to be around...I don't want to lose that...because of money... :(

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts with me...:)
I don't understand why Society is that way...but they are.
I also run into problems because I am a woman.
I know in today's world everyone says it isn't like this...but men DO get paid more for the same exact work...sometimes way more...for work that isn't even as good as mine.
I ran into that in the sign industry....and it's still there .... :(
My way of "donating" the past several years has been on a personal level....if I encounter someone that needs help, and I am in a position to help them...I do...whether I know them or not.
If they need a sign, I will do it for a lil of nothing, or just give it to them...
Here lately, I've been taking the left over fabric scraps, using them to make clothing for the people I know that have kids...people that are out of work, and could use some help.
I just finished a fleece robe for someone I know...it was a gift for his Mother, a Mother's day present.
He's been out of work for a year now...
Made me feel good to help those people...taking scraps and turning them into something that helped bring a smile, joy to them....something useful, that I know they need.
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My daughter has a collection on the following site:

[link to www.etsy.com]

This may be a great outlet for you--perhaps in preparation for setting up your own site. Good luck.
The TRUTH is stranger than FICTION.
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I´ll have to do some research myself for a project, anyone into web design software?

I need someting easy, but powerful.
Like able to do wonders like Vue 8.5, and Octane render etc for us 3d people he he.

Do not have time to do javascript by hand, need a more modular approach.

Anyone with a hidden artist inside should try Vue.
Wish there was a similar software for webpages.
 Quoting: Gecko 972986



LOL..I heard the first sentance...then it went to sounding a lot like the Adults in the Charlie Brown cartoons...wha-wha=wa=wa=wha-wha-wha...then the anyone with a hidden artist part...

This computer stuff is so not my thing...it really does sound like a foreign language to me!
There goes that "Technology-Impared" thing kicking in again...LOL..
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Ita w/those who say trust your intuition and pay attention to those feelings. If *you* are being led to do something major then spirit will come to you. You'll know, there won't be any fear or doubt.
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... I didn't know I was doing that...:(

I'm just a bit gun shy about exposing my most inner thoughts and feelings, a part of me, to the rest of the World.
When I was younger, and I did that...I was so devastated to see that people didn't care about what I was talking about, they only wanted something eyepleasing, that matched their interior colors.
The shallowness of the "Art Scene" was so disappointing...it is what made me walk away from it for a decade.
The other day, this whole oil thing made me think back on that time...
I had a 4'x4' painting that showed the oceans polluted, fish having to wear protective suits and airtanks...I pointed the finger at everyone for the pollution,...the medical waste industry that had syringes washing up on beaches ( this was the late 80's), plastic clorox bottles from people, old tires, barrels of toxic stuff leaking.
It broke my heart that no one cared about what I was trying to talk to them about with that painting....no one cared about the oceans then.
The other day when that painting, time, came to mind, it made me cry...
If they had listened back then, we wouldn't be where we are today...:(

When I have to negotiate a "price" for one of my creations...I feel like I am being a whore...
How does one put a "price" on a part of their Soul?
It's what it feels like to me... :(

When I went back to my canvases in 1998, after some thought about how to market them (the new ones from Creator)...I came to the conclusion that what I needed was a "go between"...someone that could handle the financial end of things...just let me create.
In the years since, I've had 2 people approach me about this...but it just hasn't panned out.
1 blew a deal for cover art for a Band's CD...never did find out what went down with that...the deal was set, all she had to do was negotiate a reasonable price to collect her 20% commission.
She disappeared, and the band refused to answer e-mail from me, or take my calls after her!
Then, just 2 Springs ago, I had an artist aquaintance approach me about it....
He was out maketing his and his son's stuff...said he would market mine too, while he was out there.
He never seriously tried to do it...
I think it was just a ploy to try and get in my pants, to be honest...

Maybe this thing with Michelle has more to do with this...than an actual retail store?
I wonder, could she be the one I need to be my "go between" so I don't feel like a whore, selling a bit of my soul, to let people be able to see/aquire my creations?
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Maybe that's your challenge for this lifetime. Learning to love yourself so much that you give freely and no matter anyone else's opinions, you find yourself feeling loved anyway.
No more requests in the "Strangest things" thread please. :hf:

Past Lives requests thread: Thread: That Which Once Was: Past Lives
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05/17/2010 11:29 AM
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Do it.

Good luck.

peace



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Thanks for the well wishes...:)
...and your vote...:D

It appears that everyone is agreeing that it should be done...now just figureing out how to go about this in the right way.... hmm
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05/17/2010 11:32 AM
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Do it.

Good luck.

peace



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Thanks for the well wishes...:)
...and your vote...:D

It appears that everyone is agreeing that it should be done...now just figureing out how to go about this in the right way.... hmm
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Hey, you're welcome. :)


The right way is what you think/feel is right for you and your creations .
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05/17/2010 11:33 AM
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Hey Woodsprite!

If you don't want to get back into full fledged business with a shop and all you should consider an e-shop...it's a great for selling that kind of art AND buyers from a LOT of retailers are always watching the site for artists to feature in their local stores!!

[link to www.etsy.com]

What ever you choose to do I hope it brings you success.

hf
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05/17/2010 11:34 AM
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Bla bla bla. My opinion is that you think to much of yourself.
Don't do this Naked.
Woodsprite  (OP)

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Re: opinions wanted, about something that happened to me yesterday (psychic stuff maybe)
My daughter has a collection on the following site:

[link to www.etsy.com]

This may be a great outlet for you--perhaps in preparation for setting up your own site. Good luck.
 Quoting: Zerubbabel

Thanks for the link...:)

In another case of synchronicity....Michelle just showed me that site about 2 weeks ago!
So, this is the second time it has been put in front of me now!!
Looks like this might be a place I am SUPPOSED to check into/give a try... :)

Has your daughter had much response to her things there?

I'd love to see some of her creations...how can I do that?... :)





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