Now that may sound a bit ridiculous considering that I no longer own over 90% of my work but what makes that different is that those pieces were all made specifically for someone - it was about them, tailored to who they are, what they love and the things that are their individual passions. I got to be there an watch them open the package, got to see their reaction to the piece on a whole as well as the little nuances that are to be discovered on the closer look.
But selling a piece and sending it out into the world to a stranger is a completely different process. I suppose part of it is because I can't see their reaction when they open the package - can't gauge their reaction - their delight or disappointment in their purchase. I literally have to send a piece out and let it go. I've never been great with letting go, so I'm sure this will be quite the learning experience in every way possible.
Despite the angst, I am excited about opening the shop and posting my creations and I honestly do hope that some day someone will want one for their very own to enjoy and make them smile.
Because at the end of the day-that is why I create - because it makes me happy and to make others happy, too!
And that is the greatest critique and satisfaction of all!