Sep 20, 2012

I shared on my Roxy Marj facebook page, this message I received from an order the other day.




Working from home... all alone, can be REALLY hard some days. Occasionally I get messages from buyers that are so sweet that remind me again and again why I am doing what i'm doing.  I think many people [whom I know personally] think i'm crazy for working full time on my designs and trying to earn a living.  And somedays I think i'm crazy too and question myself. I've questioned this hundreds of times in the last two months.  I remember when I had reached my 50 sold items mark on Etsy and literally thinking this: "mmmm....I think i've sold to all the people in the world who like my items....now what am I going to do?" <- I still am in disbelief when I have a new order... I won't know what to think when I've reached 100! My goal for this time next year is to be passed 500 orders... fingers crossed :

Annnyways, I will always be saying thank you over and over again to those of you who make the effort in supporting independent designers like myself. As my little business grows, I am trying to make more of an effort in including "special things" to my orders, particularly to the ones who leave me a note that gives me a week and month's worth of encouragement. You have no idea how much this helps! :/ 

As a thank you to Sarah's note I included a little Tilly wall ornament, I hope this makes her day!







6 comments:

Vivi said...

I'm catching up with your blog! Wow so much to read (26 posts!!!)
Wanted to start by saying congrats for all the great work you've done, you're impressing! <3

ROXY MARJ said...

26, really? :-[) Grrrrlll where have you been!?! And thanks Vivi, that means a lot...coming from someone who inspires me all the time! ;) xo

Lindsay Kay said...

I admire you, Roxy, for taking on the design world and expressing your beautiful flare and originality. You can tell that you have a great passion for your work and I always love to get on your blog and see what you've come up with since I last looked. Your craft is so pristine and full of love. You are inspiring to all who know you. I rarely visit your blog without pinning something to one of my Pinterest boards. The world has to know Roxy Marj. Thanks for keeping my dreams alive. I can't wait to have the time to run wild with my passion for design, too :)

ROXY MARJ said...

Thank you Lindsay. :) I appreciate you pinning my things too, that really does help SOOO MUCH! Lindsay, I can't wait either for YOU to run wild with your passion for design...I know it will be amazing! :) You're such a sweet friend. xo

Anonymous said...

I've known your work since...... I spotted an illustration you had on the cutxpaste website - do you even remember that? :) It was one of my favorite things to look at and I got curious as to who you were (as in what other amazingness you came up with). And I check your blog to see the world you add to the world :) (being silly)

As someone who has spent, due to life's unexpected forces, working a lot of time alone, I totally undertsand you. As someone who also creates things (mostly visual) - even when you know the strength of your work, positive feedback is important, cause, you are doing this work but you also know you connect to people with it... Then things get to a different level. That's what I fell, anyway.
My favorite thing to think about sometimes... have you see 24 hour party people? When tony wilson first opens hacienda, the legendary club, only 1 person or show(s) up (cant remember exactly now) and has so much fun. And t wilson is like 'that's it, thats all it takes'. Okay yeah watch the film, this is a horrible retelling of it but the point is that attitude is so so killer and really, 50 (surely a lot more) now (that you know of) but the point where you will connect to many people will come, I am sure. Best of luck + cheers!

ROXY MARJ said...

Anonymous, thanks SO much for your comment! Your words are something I will definitely be rereading over and over again!

I wish this topic was touched on more. It seems like it's a subject that you shouldn't let yourself be vulnerable about... perhaps that's just me making something up in my head though....

I definitely deal with life's challenges better when I hear of other people's struggles and how they overcame them. Not that I WANT to hear about people struggling but that there others I can relate too.... I think it helps us grow and become stronger, no? :)

But...thank you again for your comment, I can most definitely relate! xo

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...