This is a topic that comes up in discussion in my local group, Berwyn Makers, a group for people who are serious about their handcrafted businesses. In our various meetings and book discussions, this topic of whether or not to do custom, what boundaries to set on that work, and when to shut down a product that’s not working, for one reason or another.
June’s speaker at Berwyn Makers will be the fabulous art quilter Ebony Love and I happened upon this terrific post about how she came to decide to stop doing custom work: http://www.lovebugstudios.com
Bit of a theme going here on the blog, isn’t there? Cutting away at the non-essentials, the drains on our energy and creativity in order to be the best artists we can be.
Read about Ebony’s talk here: http://berwynmakers.wordpress.com
And if you’re in Chicagoland, come on down, you don’t want to miss this!
Photo credit: Stock Xchange user robinvanei
I almost went with a stop sign for today’s post, to be on trend with the last post’s Whoa sign, but decided to go with a green light, since saying whoa, or stop to certain things in life gives us a green light for our art.