It has officially been 3 months into 2014 and so far so good, ok, getting by at the moment…
As a maker, it is a scary and daunting task to give up a regular paying job and go all in and invest wholly in yourself. Fear and intimidation has kept me from it for many years, and in September 2013, I surrendered my steady pay check for a full time gig in the studio. In that time with the help and support of friends and family, I have built a website for the clay cowgirl sculptures complete with the ability to sell directly from the site, (you’re looking at it), established representation in a gallery outside of my own town (Gallery MAR), and opened an etsy site (www.etsy.com/shop/BrZart).
I’ve gotten a lot of great feedback, commissions, and even some direct sales along the way and in the Taos, area I display my cowgirl sculptures in Rottenstone Pottery in Arroyo Seco, NM, as well as Su
bstance of Taos, women’s clothing store right downtown.
I’m still not making a living, and the day to day of allotting all the funds coming in to the steady bills that hang over my h
ead monthly has been a bit uncomfortable, but not discouraging. I continually make headway on getting the structures of running my own business in place and I am doing what I love every day (except for those two random days in a row where I got a flat tire… they asked me if someone was out to get me! I hope not!).
Glad to be follo
wing my dreams, celebrating my heroes through the cowgirl sculptures, making functional handmade pottery for friends, family, and fans, and staying active as our ski season comes to a close and river rafting is just around the corner, it’s time for biking, hiking, and exploring the area on the cheap while I slowly climb my way back into the working masses that have some kind of income!
Thanks for the support!