What I Want to Do When I Grow Up
|By Cynthia Bergsbaken Photography|
I love to create art pieces. I love to create! But when I try to imagine being an artisan as a business, I see people not interested in buying my products. Why? Well, in past I've actually done this, became an artisan and sold my products. I felt my products were unique and individual. I like to make quality products. Using quality materials, then taking the time to actually make the product from scratch. And when I say scratch, I mean the part right before actually making the metal. I enjoy making my products from the very start-just not actually creating the metal itself. I enjoy taking each step of my product and forming it in to the design I planned.
After each product is formed, I feel the feeling of "Wow, I created this. This is good." The problem I've come a cross is finding the right buyers and trying to educate people on the difference in my product vs. someone else product. You see, my price is a lot higher then the other peoples' price. Why? Due to the time I put in to it and the quality of materials I have used.
Many people are looking for low cost instead of one of a kind/unique/quality.
So for me to actually work as an artisan in my selected field as a business would be awesome, but not financially awesome
I feel there are many people in the world either looking for what they are passionate about or looking for what they would like to do when they grow up. My thoughts on this is to follow what brings you joy and love. Yep, others may not like what you do or what you create, but it doesn't matter. Sure, if it's a business, it does matter to a certain extent, but if your item is of value to you, then it will be of value to others. Just maybe not everyone. So don't lose hope if you're just starting a business. Keep doing what you enjoy doing. If you love and enjoy what you do, then this is what really counts.
For me, I'm not sure if I want to run a business, but I do know I thoroughly enjoy creating. And this, in itself, is what makes a person happy deep inside. This is a start to understanding what we want in life.
Written by Cynthia Bergsbaken of Reiki in the Prairie LLC
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