Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hot Days and Giveaways

https://www.etsy.com/listing/103141243/falling-feathers-painting-modern-boho?ref=pr_shop
    This morning i woke up, nervous, but determined to meet some people. Smith and I talked about getting some real face time (what? The internet doesn't count?) with possible buyers around town. Because I'm the officially unemployed one chasing her dream, I needed to be the one to do it. This is hard for me. I love people, I don't mind public speaking, but meeting strangers in an intimate setting is awkward for me. I freak a little at the idea. But, today was the day, and I climbed into my car sans air-conditioning, headed to see a friend who promised to walk me through it. That was the first problem, we walked. Before we even stopped at a shop, we decided it was necessary to get some breakfast and ice water. No biggie, we'll just go after.
     As we walked out of the restaurant, bellies full and skin cooled, we were more optimistic. It took less than two minutes before we were both dripping wet with sweat. We made it to one place, asked around, learned the policies, the lady even said she loved my work! Awesome! One place down, where next? Well, maybe we should get coffee... So we trekked a couple blocks out of the way, through heat so heavy you drag your feet, to gather the energy we suddenly realized we needed. Check, coffee break a success, now where?
     We then, so intelligently, found ourselves wondering downtown for no where in particular. We always see boutiques down here right? Where did they go? Nope, no boutiques, little gift stores, anything, just another 10 degrees hotter. We finally gave up and headed ALL THE WAY back. I have no idea how far it was. If I was cool, then I would be ashamed of the struggle, but 5 steps equals 1 mile in 102 degree heat. We barely tripped our way home.
     So, unfortunately due to our bad planning, I do not have any awesome news about a boutique buying out our entire stock of merchandise. I do have good news though. One of the most important things I can do right now is get our blog and shop seen by as many people as possible. As an incentive to help us out, we are going to do a giveaway once a month. If you follow us, you get your name in the jar. If you pin/tweet/or facebook us and comment the link on our blog, you get your name in. If you recommend someone else to do one of those things, and they mention your name in a comment, than you (and your friend of course) get names in the jar. I want to thank everyone already for all the support and help. Above is the first prize for July, you can get info from the link!



16 comments:

  1. That's awful about the heat, but good luck to you on finding boutiques to display/sell your art in. I love the feathers and colors on your give away, very pretty...
    happy sunday
    laura

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  2. I follow your blog publicly with google friend connect as Amber
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I tweeted, I'm @AmberGoo:
    https://twitter.com/AmberGoo/status/220194522326507520
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  4. I shared your giveaway on Facebook, my FB name is Amanda Moore:
    https://www.facebook.com/amanda.moore.545849/posts/395188130540059
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Following via GFC, username is Mary Michelotti

    marymichelotti@gmail.com

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  6. Pinned: http://pinterest.com/pin/248683210644536098/

    marymichelotti@gmail.com

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  7. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/MaryEli55283510/status/220237719157227521

    marymichelotti@gmail.com

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  8. I tweeted about this. What a great giveaway!

    https://twitter.com/AlexAviary/status/220263697405321217

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  9. Followin you. Don't give up!

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  10. Very amazing work, i love it, following you on gfc as melissa sparks

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  11. i shared the giveaway on my fb pro.. http://www.facebook.com/missykay1980

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  12. i tweeted https://twitter.com/missykay1980/status/221143674594144257

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  13. I follow you guys!
    marchadrienne@yahoo.com

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  14. i follow as candyandy via gfc!
    i love the painting!! :)
    squirrelattack7 at gmail dot com

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  15. I'm a new follower with GFC. april

    The print is lovely & I wish you much success with your shop!
    lirpaskoorb@gmail.com

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