Thursday, November 17, 2011

tell me what you think...

hey everyone.
I def said i was back like a couple months ago and then turns out, i haven't blogged since. GO ME right? To be totally honest, I'm still stick in the Blackberry world, if i was #teamiphone i could easily blog and post more pictures! In due time my friends.

Ive had some ideas stirring in my head for a while. I'm pretty good with my hand as in arts and crafts. I love making things and creating different looks, using different colors, patterns and textures. Detail is something to be appreciated because it is well thought out... With that being said, I'd like to start my own greeting card company.
I've done some research and i can go about this 1 or 2 ways... as a freelance artist or basically the full out entrepreneur. Freelance seems cool but I think a big part of that is photography. I'm not into photography. It's cool and i would love to take classes on it but not right now, that's not what I'm gearing towards. Now that's not all free lance is about... basically i would try to sell my designs to a company. Each company has different guidelines as to what they are looking for and how to submit your work. If they like it, then they buy from you, if not then good luck... no to the next.

My second option is my own damn business! Now this sounds great but success is not that easy! This isn't something that i can start today and be my own boss, living the life in a week. Who knows how long it will take for my line to get off the ground but I believe in my product. The upside in just doing freelance is that the only thing I would have to concern myself with are my designs. Everything else will be taken care of. Being my own boss requires me to wear many hats and in some instances I may not wear them all well... Marketing, Promotions, Distributors, Finances, Manufacturing, and administrative stuff.

I know what kind of card I would like to receive and what kind of card I want to be available for my customers. I can't count how many times I've gone into HallMark or Safeway to look for a card and couldn't find the right one! It really irritates me because their are so many occasions other than calender marked days that deserve cards as well as many other roles people play in life. Mother, Father, Daughter, Brother, Uncle, Niece just don't cut it. What about your best friends mother who has always been "LIKE A MOTHER" to you? How about that new person in your life? Lets try not to scare him/her away with a long, drawn out sentimental card for a birthday or JUST BECAUSE! Has anyone even took a second to maybe ask what the LGBT community would like to have available for them?
Other than different titles being available as well as different occasions, I would like to add my personal hand made touch to these card. I think that colors, textures and detail all play a significant part in sending a message. I know that there are e-cards available on the net but no one can replace a card that says just what you want it to say with just the right amount of love, creativity and skill put into it.

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