Friday, October 24, 2008

Its Time to take a step back.......

After much thought and praying. I have decided to take most my items off the Internet.

I will be closing my Instant Printables Shop and Etsy will just have the Collage Sheets and ACEOS available until they expire. Same with Ebay there is a few things left and once they expire that will be the end. The items that are available at these places will be gone once they end

I will be keeping this blog and the Gift Tags Blog. I also will be selling on Spooky Time Jingles. And of course I will still make custom graphics.

I think the time has come as I grow more and more in the hole each month to hang everything up for awhile and figure out the future. I have been selling my wares for 10 years now online. and it has been a wonderful ride, but now I find the past 2 years and a lot these past 2 months that it isn't providing the way it should for my part in the family. With the 6 kids we are normally stretched, but seems the world is winning as sales just decline. And I think I am tired of the constant promoting with little results and wondering if we are going to make enough this week, just to start it over the next week. So I would rather take a step back Maybe regroup but for now I need to let my creative wares simmer down some, so I don't end up despising what I usually love to do.

I do hope to find something local to do though I know that is no small feat, but if I can devote a few days to looking I might find something. The hardest thing has been being out of work for 10 years as I got to do my creating. I find I get al ot of roll of the eyes and we will get in touch and never hear from....(Yes I have even been turned down by Burger King LOL) but I think If I close up the shops and such and focus on getting out and finding something then that something will be there.

I will gladly still do Custom graphics that's my little addiction lol, I love creating them and I will still be throwing up some freebies. I will have a little more time I hope to create some wonderful items for Spooky Time Jingles each month.

Oh The website also will be up and I will leave the collage sheets there to as they are instant downloads.

But for now I thank everyone that has supported me and my art, and creations in the past.

Look For me on Spooky Time and keep an eye on the gift tag blog.

Please feel free to contact me for any graphics need.

Have a beautiful day, and Thank you again.


janell berryman artist-owner said...

Sorry to hear that things are not working out for you. Its not you. Its the world. So do hang tight, be strong, know that we all adore you very much. I know your strength is graphics. I do think you should really pursue something along this line. You hit out home runs every time. So, good luck to you and see you on STJ :) xoxo

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

It's a tough time. Best wishes as you move on to the next phase of life.

Jen said...

I am so sad to hear that, but I completely understand! I hope things pick up and you can return to this! You will be missed!

Kristine said...

OOOOOOH Annette!!!
((((big HUGS)))) to you!!!!
I could just cry!...
Just know you and your works are adored!!!...This economy is a hateful thing that is affecting us all!!!
LOve Ya Girly!!!

Bone*Head*Studios said...

I agree with Janell, your graphics are your strong point and I see such a huge fabulous difference from the ones you did for me then and now.But I do know what you mean, I feel the same at times, I think I'm gonna try a bit longer though.

w said...

best wishes...