I just had my first sale in my Paper Elixir store on Etsy, woo hoo!!
I came home yesterday, looking at my junk e-mail box, and saw an e-mail saying that someone has put money into my Paypal account. My first reactions was "Scam alert! Scam alert!". I thought I'd better delete it before some mafia guy in Russia drains my bank account...
But against all reasons, I opened the e-mail, just to take a peek, in case it's real... And OMG! It IS real!
I don't know why I didn't make the association, but when you put stuff on etsy to sell, someone might actually buy it. Duh.
That idea baffled me for about 5 milliseconds... then it hit me! Someone bought my Falling Hydrangea Collage!
The thought that someone had found my collage (among millions of things being sold on etsy), considered it, and decided to purchase it to adorn their (or somone else's) home (hopefully), it just fills me with such energy and optimism to continue to create and to fill the world with beautiful things I make with my hands! (*daydream...*)
I know, it's probably a bit naive. But I guess we're allowed to give ourself an occasional pat on the back once in a while, right?
The first etsy invoice! And I get to use my letterpress stationary "officially", yippee!
OK, back to work on some more pieces to decorate my empty store front! Stay tuned ;)