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: email@example.com
Yay well done for doing this and for being brave enough to be YOU out in the world.
I am so happy for you Nolwenn, congrats on all your hard work! I suppose if I could achieve my greatest dreams of being self sufficient financially and able to move out of the city and into a quieter place with my husband, I think I would never stop looking for more dreams to accomplish and more ways to help others do the same 🙂
Facebook post 🙂 http://www.facebook.com/biomouse
So excited for my friend Nolwenn making her own journals. My turn next 🙂 http://j.mp/dQrUiZ this was my tweet at http://twitter.com/#!/biomouse
Nolwen, I’ve posted on twitter, but don’t know how to find the link to the post. I did put @NolwennP in the post though.
Thanks for having the giveaway 🙂
NOLWENN!!!! 🙂 SO super-excited-shiny-backflips for you and your new shop!!!♥ (((Big Hugs))) and lots of love for your new project. I know you will simply soar♥
My biggest dream I guess is to actually succeed on etsy, but also it would be cool to make and sell cakes in my basement. I don’t have a basement, but that’s part of the dream 😀
One thing that will help your etsy shop a bit, is to add more keywords. You know how you choose “tags” when you put them in your store? Some of those tags should be in your titles. For example, I think I have one that says “original art watercolour painting beaded heart (title of piece)” just because people might search for “painting” in google, but they won’t search for “Everything I need”
They say the same goes for your shop “announcement” and “shop title”. The more keywords you can put in there the better!
Your stuff looks good!
Congratulations Nolwenn! These are beautiful!!! My current big dream is to get my online store completed and a few gratitude items to be sold in stores, spreading seeds of gratitude into the universe! What will I do when I reach my dream, I will celebrate, share my gratitude, and plant more seeds! Blessings to you, I see amazing success!
I posted a link on my twitter page. http://twitter.com/#!/GratitudeGirls
Yay! I love it!!! It is a big, bold and beautiful step. I am so excited for you!!!
If I could achieve my biggest dream I would be teaching and working with people on a large scale…big, sparkly workshops, clients and more…every day!
CONGRATS!!!!! I posted about it on FB and linked to your Facebook page.
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Nolwenn! Congratulations and good for you for getting past all of those fears! Here’s to your huge success!
Nolwenn!! Good for you! I am so happy that you have conquered your fears and launched your shop. I will be browsing around it soon.
hip hip hurray!!! congratulations on this AWESOME step, this huge leap, this stupendous act of courage!
yay for Nolwenn!!!
Génial ta boutique! J’adore
Si je pouvais réaliser mon plus grand rêve… Ce serait de voyager à Tahiti et visiter les magnifiques endroits tel que Bora Bora !!!
J’viens tout juste de le Tweeter 🙂
(et je me croise les doigts!)
I already have one of your work so don’t count me in the “contest” because if I want to be 200% sure that someone who doesn’t physically know your work get that chance.
However, my biggest dream those days? Let me think… just my family to find their best way to be all happy!
so excited for you — your pieces are beautiful! i put your “free to love” print in a mixed-media treasury I made today: http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4d8237dfedd16d91c7320666/mix-it-up
Woohoo Nolwenn! I am doing a happy dance over here for you.
So great to see that all good things are happening, mon ami!
i found you through aimee’s lovely treasury! i love your work & congrats re: etsy shop opening!! hmmm..my biggest dream would be to publish illustrated/affirming/inspiring books & growgrowgrow that part of my career while maintaining balance with experiencing big love with family & friends.
thanks for this giveaway chance!
i tweeted about your giveaway!! 🙂
Well the Etsy shop is a great move. I have plans that way myself. Thanks for the giveaway.
Nolwenn – Here is my facebook link.
Sorry I do not have or do Tweet.
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Yay for you, you go girl !!! Your esty shop rocks ! Wishing you all the best.
My best dream is to become an art therapist, I’m starting the training and the bachelor in pschychology altogether next schoolyear !