Hello you !
Here it is… It is with great excitement and a lot of nervousness that I announce my Etsy shop OPENING !!!
I am SO excited to finally share my art and hopefully some people will like it enough to buy it.
This is a huge step for me. I know I make a big deal from it but I realized that my anxiety about opening this online shop is related to the fact that to me, putting my work for sale is another way of exposing me, who I am, moments of my Life and Path, to the World.
«And what if people do not like it ?» «What if some think it is stupid to even dream of selling this crap ?» «What if they think I am a weird woman that should be in a mental institution because my artwork is not that conventional ?» Yes, I thought all this over and over again.
But I keep having this quote from Marianne Williamson:
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
And this is so true for me (I replace “God” by “The Universe”). Too true maybe. So it keeps me going, stronger and stronger. Because I did not discovered this firey passion for art by coincidence. This was not accidental.
I know that some find that this is crazy stupid, but I am as affraid of being successful than I am of failure. «What if it gets too big for me, if I can not handle it correctly ?» «What if success changes me in someone I do not want to be ?». I know with conviction that my close circle won’t let any of this happen, they will gently remind me who the True me is so I don’t get lost. And I believe that because I am aware of this, I won’t let it happen either.
So here I am, opening an Etsy shop with currently only 8 items but it is okay, I am working on adding more soon. As my dear friend Anu told me when I said “I am affraid to open it with only 8 items, 8 is nothing”: “8 is not nothing, 0 is”.
Here is the link: http://www.etsy.com/shop/InnerVoice. But be careful… there is a slight difference between my blog name and Etsy shop because InnerVoiceS was already taken, I had to put the S off…
Now, enough with the heavy, place to the FUN and let’s go partyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy !
To celebrate the opening I am giving away one of my handmade journals. There are all made with fantastic paper, bound by me, covers made by me too.
This time will be a bit different than the other giveaways I have done… Here are the rules:
Each give you one entry (via comment on this blogpost). You can do one of them, part of them or all; so you can have 1 to 5 chances to win):
- Leave a comment on this blogpost. Let me know what would you do if you could achieve your biggest dream.
- Tweet about my shop with a link to this blogpost, then come back and comment again with a link to your tweet.
- Talk about it on facebook with a link to this blogpost, then come back and comment again with a link to your status.
- Write a blogpost about it with a link and you can write two comments here to let me know.
So the more you help me spread the word, the more chances to win you have 🙂
Contact me via email if you have any question and/or difficulties: firstname.lastname@example.org