Jumping Into the Deep End … Sort Of

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When I decided to have a booth at the Maker Faire, it wasn’t with the idea of SELLING my Zentangle creations. Instead, I wanted to simply talk about Zentangle, encourage folks to try it out, and promote my 40+ different classes (of which Zentangle classes are only a few of).

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I also hoped to make some connections – possible new class hosts in the middle of that. And I found a couple – a nice librarian from Northeast Kansas and a woman who works with a battered women’s shelter, both of whom I hope will contact me.

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I also ran into a woman who does marketing. I mentioned her in an earlier post I wrote:www.bubblews.com/news/4181847-bubblews-goal-just-5-per-day

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Her response, along with my friend Kristin’s comments a few weeks earlier, got me to thinking, why not try and sell these boots? So, as with most ideas, I don’t hesitate for long, I go ahead and jump in the deep end.

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Well, sort of. It really doesn’t feel like the deep end – I’ve only spent 20 cents so far. I opened an Etsy shop this morning, named it General Malcontent (big surprise there for those who know me) and placed the shoes on there for sale … for $425.

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I also added a bit in the description that I would custom Zentangle a pair of shoes for someone in whatever size they wanted for $400 if they sent me the shoes.

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I mean, seriously, what is the worst that could happen? I could be out 20 cents if they don’t sell?!

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My store is at www.etsy.com/shop/GeneralMalcontent if you are interested in buying what is the first in hopefully a long line of unique original designs by yours truly.

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And meanwhile, I’ve got a couple of tops I’m buying on eBay with the intent of embellishing with Zentangle designs, and another pair of knee-hi Converse shoes (in black this time!). I’m going to follow this train and see where it leads.

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