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Give Away!

There are nights when I can’t sleep because the artist in me awakens and I can’t stop the “juices.”  My brain scans through the pictures in my mind, developing new ideas, repurposing random items around the house, and scavenging through the many undeveloped moments of brilliance from years gone by.  I’ve often wondered why I get these surges of creativity – seemingly unpredictable, always all-consuming, and often times exhausting.  I have memories of my mother staying up hour after hour, sewing, sculpting, painting, writing – I never understood it.  Now, here I am – experiencing the same restlessness and absolute commitment to the assiduous pursuit of…of…of…what?  Drink ID Charms (the objects of my intense focus)?!?!? Hardly.

When I take a few steps back, and ask myself, “Why are you doing this???”  I don’t really know.  It’s like my leg.  I have to move my left leg all the time – just from my hip through my thigh…it’s annoying, but I can’t help it.  I can’t sleep until I’ve moved at least 20 times, and quinine doesn’t help (I self-diagnosed myself with restless leg syndrome).  These creative streaks are just like that for me.  I have to create. I have to invent. I have to move, evolve, and explore or I’ll…I’ll…well, I don’t know what I’ll do.  If I were to walk away from the impulse, I’m sure I would just move on to the next thing that needed to be done, but I have a feeling that there would be a constant void…

Who knows.  Does it really matter? I don’t know…what I do know is that if I had even an ounce of business sense, I would be making tons of money off all my ideas.  Why can’t I just have someone walk in the front door and say, “Ok, you keep doing what you’re doing, and I’ll figure out how to make this profitable.”  But, that’s like believing in the tooth fairy (who pays quite well now-a-days I hear!). So for now, I’m just going to keep creating, keep dreaming, and keep on hoping that one day I will inspire MANY!!!!!!

So here’s the deal…I need solid feedback and ideas on how to get the ball rolling to start selling my creations.  If you can give me some attainable suggestions, advice, input or ideas you’ll be entered to win a set of Drink ID tags (you’ll be able to choose from a wide variety that I’m currently working on).  You can either post here or send me an email privately.  The winner will be chosen at random on Friday (using random.org).
Drink ID Charms

A set of 4

Am I on crack, or are these things totally fun?

So…would anyone buy these? And if so, how do I get them on the market????

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One Comments to “Give Away!”

  1. Mary Stewart Anthony

    Melissa, I would never discourage you from trying out different ideas. The creative process by nature has to include and make room for failure. Some things work, others don't. Maybe the focus should change from trying to sell stuff, to giving them away as gifts. Period. Being a business woman can really interfere with creative freedom. Let your friends spread your fame. And they have, and they will. Just keep on being the creative dynamo that you are.

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