A few days ago, I posted and BLOG and sent out a number of personal E-Mails about NO SALES – SHOULD I CLOSE SHOP. Well I got many replies and there were some said, “CLOSE”. However, and for the sake of good sanity a lot of fine family and friends said nice things about my work. I realize that at one time I said, “I fell in love with scroll work”, and I still do. Not sure if some sinus issues, lack of sales, HOT temperature in Texas or the crush of summer chores warped this old brain into saying such things.
After some time of reflection and decision, I will continue my scrolling but at perhaps a little slower pace. I went today and purchase one of the dust collection masks that are reported to keep out 99.8% of everything but air. Also, next week I will make another modification to my dust collection system.
I did send a letter to the largest craft show that I had registered for and asked to be taken off the list for this year and receive a refund. I still have two others that should have good traffic flow.
As far as other venues to sell in I continue to look at all areas. ETSY, craft stores, online web-site and all the rest. Have not found a solution that I am real excited about at this time, but I am looking.
Again, I would like to thank all who responded and gave the good advice. You will see more from me and perhaps soon.
-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.