My Black Friday Sale may be over but there are still items in the Gift Shop and the Ye Old Christmas Shop on sale for one more week. The last day to ship items for Christmas delivery via USPS is Dec. 15 and Dec. 20 for Fed Ex 2 day delivery.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Mine was lovely. We deep fried a turkey which turned out delicious and had all the fixings.
In the meantime, I have a question that I could use some input on, perhaps you will indulge me in the comment section below. My website renewal is due at the end of this month, and I am having a hard decision to make: do I pay the high yearly fee to continue or do I shut it all down as there isn’t enough interest to continue for another year? It seems to me it is the latter, as I rarely get comments on any blog post, or likes for that matter, which tells me my posts are not being seen or there is just no interest. Sales are not as expected to be honest.
Is art something folks are not interested in anymore, or are people just creating their own art these days? Back in the day, original art was considered valued as a home decor item. But with the advent of print on demand, mass manufacturing, low prices on printed artwork, and the general times we live in, I fear artists who are trying to earn a living at their craft are going by the wayside. I see this in many artists who are turning to workshops as a way to earn a living. Not only that, they are forced to try and sell there works at lower prices than they should be. This is sad to me as I love art! I understand the creative process and what it takes to show up at the easel and create something that was not there before. With the cost of art supplies skyrocketing and the demands on our time, it’s becoming harder and harder to be a successful artist. So I ask you who may be following me, read my posts, like my work, etc., do I stay or do I leave? If you prefer not to leave a comment you can fill out the feedback form below. Your info will remain private.
The sound of Crickets (i.e. no comments or likes on this post) will tell me its time to leave and my website will be gone on Dec. 20th. If that’s the decision I must come to, then I thank all of you who have left such lovely comments on my posts and have hit the like button! If after Dec. 20 you see I’m still here, then I thank you for your feedback and know you helped me to make a difficult decision!
The Black Friday sale may be over but there is still time to pick up some unique gifts in the Gift Shop. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and healthy New Year! May 2021 be a better one for all. Much Love ~ Rhonda