Let us begin with an apology for not being really active. It’s be crazy around my way. My son had pneumonia and was out of school for 8 weeks. I became a third grade teacher for a while. I won’t even get into how many things I don’t know that I am sure I did at some point.
Already being a bit behind in the shop, well now I am really behind, but my clients are all understanding. I am in the middle of a nice bedroom suite and several commissioned boxes.
Now here’s the international part. About a week or so ago, I got a message on facebook inquiring about my boxes. After chatting back and forth for a while he decides on a box and we start making arrangements. I ask where he is from and he informs me that he is from Canada. Well with facebook, it’s not a far stretch for Canada. Well here is the really cool part, I ask him how he found out about my work and he tells me that he was at a crafts show a few weeks ago in Ontario and there was an artist there that he really liked. When he did a internet search for the guy (whose name just happened to be similar to mine) my boxes popped up. He found his way to my facebook page and ended up buying two boxes that I had completed and commissioning a third.
The first two boxes are on their way, and I was able to slide his other into the shop already. I am amazed and proud that my work and artistry is becoming know. I guess enduring all the pain of typing things into facebook and pinterest with splinters in my fingers is finally paying of.
I have been moving steadily forward with my customer base. It began with family and friends, then friends of friends and then just people on facebook. Now people are searching for things on the internet and finding me. I only use facebook, and now penterest. I have not had my own webpage, although I have thought about it. I do all my advertising on facebook.
These are some of the reason’s I have not been real active on here lately. Trying to keep up in the shop and for those of you who know, trying to get my angelfish to breeding age. I am about to order the Mahogany for the stand on my 125 gallon tank for those that are following that Blog. So while I haven’t a lot of time left after family, wood, and fish, I will have some amazing things to be posting soon.
Thanksgivings is a few days away, and I cannot count the things I have to be thankful and grateful for. My family is my life and they make my art possible. Embrace yours every chance you get.
Good things are coming next year.
Thanks for tagging along in my adventures. For a burned out old punk rock kid, Life is good.
-- JoeyG ~~~ http://www.facebook.com/JHGWoodWorks