Just when you think you know what's going to happen in your life, sometimes good things happen "out of the blue." I've had two such occurences recently, both having to do with my work:
One of the things I'm planning for 2010 is to launch a shoppng cart on my website, especially for when I'm not doing shows. We're working on new photos and all of the rearranging of the site necessary to do this, but we aren't ready to launch it quite yet. So, it was a wonderful surprise when I received an email "out of the blue" requesting information about one of the clocks on my current site. This has turned into a custom order for a woman who has renovated her kitchen for the first time in 23 years. I'm working on her clock right now, and because it's a design I haven't done in awhile, I'm appreciating how much I enjoyed doing my square clock designs a couple of years ago.
Something else I'm working on for the rest of this year and into next is to ramp up my presence in my Etsy Shop. To this end, I've listed my Leaf Dance Series 12-inch bamboo bowl wall hangings, which you can see in the badge in the column at right. I listed them on Sunday, and today, "out of the blue," I learned one of them, 'Leaf Dance IV, Red, Yellow on Purple' was included in an Etsy Treasury, called Hidden Among the Heather! This is a pretty cool thing; my work is featured among 11 other pieces, can be viewed by the public, and will hopefully generate some views, interest and sales. The Treasury will only be available for viewing until 1:00 am on Wednesday, November 25, but it's great exposure, nonetheless. I'm excited by the recognition, and now I want to try to put together my own Etsy Treasury and list more items!
I'm hoping there'll be more positive "out of the blue" moments...I think that thing about keeping yourself open to the possibilities is really working...