Staring at my unstuffed Star Wars Collection and actually thinking of finishing all of them tonight.
Presently texting my guy...telling him not to worry too much.
I've been having severe headaches lately...possibly because I lacked sleep for the past few weeks trying to finish all our handmade orders.
This is how he described me.
He made sure to clarify though that the term was not a compliment.
|Popjunklove's Yoda and Adventure Time-inspired babies|
During my two-week long absence here, I received an email from a very qualified lady applying for work in Popjunklove. I replied and admitted to her that at the present, Popjunklove is basically just me and my sister.
I assured her that once we decided to expand, she will be the first one we'll consider.
A friend of mine told me that I should start leveraging my time if I want to expand my business faster.
Told him that I'm just trying to find the balance between handmade and mass production.
Is there a balance?
Or are these two concepts inherently contradictory?
I know from all the success stories that I've read that mass production is the only way our products can reach more people.
More people means more resources means big business means success...
In a way, I agree...I mean...I can only do so much, right?
Whatever I do, my day will just be 24 hours.
No matter how strong I force myself to work, my hand and body can only go on a few days without rest.
If I don't find a way to mass produce, my business will only be as big as the number of items that my tiny hands can handle, correct?
Mass production means my babies will lose the spirit of handmade.
Do I really want that?
I suddenly asked myself if I really want to go big as in -- all-malls-in the-country-has-a-Popjunklove-store kind of big or if I just want a quaint craft cafe where I can do handmade without the pressure of mass producing?
|The few of our babies left in a store in Rockwell|
I didn't have much time to re-evaluate my goals though because orders still need to be finished and projects need to be realized.
So as always, I just did...what I always do...despite bouts of nausea and intense headache from exhaustion...
An artist friend once asked me how I can still make when my body's saying no and my creative mind's rebelling to the seeming routine?
Based on his experience, he said, it's hard to make when your creative spirit is forced into doing something you're too tired to do.
I told him that I just...
ZOOM IN ON OUR SUPPORTERS.
Imagine...they are willing to trade their hard-earned money for something I create.
I couldn't be any luckier than that, right?
As to figuring out where I want Popjunklove to be in the future...I'll just do my best everyday and I'll let God do the rest.
|Eating something sweet to boost my mood!|
Tired and missing everyone,