are you an artisanDo you think you are an artisan?  An artisan is an upscale, fancy term for all types of crafters, hobbyists, and true artists.

It has come to my attention lately, that so many of you who read my newsletters, buy my products on wreath-making, and are friends on Facebook, are really artisans at heart.

Many of you already practice, and sell your creations, while others of you work silently in your home making beautiful, beautiful things with your own two hands.  But then, you might only give your gently crafted treasures as gifts.  You hesitate to venture out into the world of an “artisan” because of your fear of rejection.

I am an artisan.  Any type of crafter makes you an artisan also.

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The hand-painted sign above was designed by an artisan.  The beautiful wreath below designed by me, makes me an artisan, and a crafter — just as many of you!

Take a look at the loops and curls of the freshly harvested honeysuckle vine below looped in and around the center of this wreath.  And the sweet bird perched in its nest is so real looking.  The tiny ladybug crawling up the side of the honeysuckle makes you wonder where she is on her way to.  Birds love berries so, many clusters of berries as well as fresh green sheet moss further enhances this wreath.  Yes, I certainly am an “artisan”!

 

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I Know You’re Wondering What Point I’m Making… Right?


I WANT YOU TO DREAM YOUR DREAMS, AND STEP OUT AND FLY!

If you were not limited by time, health and, for some of you, perhaps a low self-image, what would your dream look like?  Have you ever let yourself dream that the creations you love to create could be set loose in the marketplace?  That things you dearly love to create with your own hands could be of value to others?


WHAT IS HOLDING YOU BACK? 
Is it that you don’t know where to start?  Or maybe that you think your artistic talent isn’t good enough?  Or… maybe you do self-talk saying:  “I could never do that; I can’t accomplish that; I’m not smart enough to sell my treasures.”

Maybe you think you’re too young, so you’ll think about doing this later on in life when the children are older??  Maybe you say, I’m really busy working at a job that I don’t like, and it totally wears me out, so maybe when I retire??  Then, when you retire, all of the sudden it seems that you’re too old to start a new career.  So, what happened to actually making a living by dreaming your dream and doing exactly what you would LOVE to do?

 

OH, I KNOW THERE ARE MANY REASONS…THEY GO ON AND ON, DON’T THEY?

But, I am here to tell you that I am living proof of this fact:  “I KNOW You Can Do It!”.  I am almost 65 years old, and my career, right now, although already amazing, is still in its beginning stages.

I started out on my own with no instruction, no encouragement, and a lot of (behind my back) remarks from people who thought I was really “off my rocker”.  Why?  Because I wanted to do what no one else that I’d ever personally known had done, by building a very successful Internet business.

I do now have help — lots of it!  I have a partner, an assistant, I have mentors I can call when I need them.  I have a coach, and I always can figure out where to find the right information.  It was only a few short years ago that I had none of that — but I still made it!

 

PLEASE,  “DREAM YOUR DREAMS” NO MATTER YOUR AGE!

PS:  We are helping artisans every day in Best of Nancy learn how to sell their creations online.  To learn more, go to www.BestofNancy.com

 

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