Well as it turns out my scouting around downtown Fort Collins has not come to any fruition as of now. I still have a number to call and an application for the artisan co-op. Here is where my shyness and fear of rejection come to the foreground. I know I need to get out and market myself but I just cannot seem to make myself pick up that phone. This is why I failed as a Mary Kay consultant you know.
I'm thinking of unique and different things I can submit to the co-op in March and I'm pretty sure I will force myself to take that leap because it will open up areas other than jewelry for me, like marbles. I've been told my work may be too similar to another artist's to be accepted. I've also been told that they are not looking for anymore jewelry at this time. I am trying very hard not to let other's influence my decisions for my business. Even if they are people I have admired.
I did send all my finished work with my husband to his office today. Hopefully some of his co-workers will be looking for Valentine's gifts. Keep your fingers crossed for that!
As for now I'm heading to work at the bead store and will teach this evening. Here's hoping for a creative day for everyone!