So then

Apr. 6th, 2011 02:49 pm
mrvelocipede: (Default)
[personal profile] mrvelocipede
Hey, is this thing still on?

*kicks internet in the slats*

I'm trying to decide whether to try and update here again, or just add occasional text posts to Tumblr (which I had originally intended to be a place to dump pictures).

Some stuff is happening! It looks like the Professor and I are going to be moving away from Seattle this summer. Probably we will be going back to Pittsburgh, at least for a while, although I have no idea whether we're likely to stay there for any length of time. Partly it will depend on whether or not we're able to find a suitable building in which to set up shop space.

I've been making some more progress with my printing press, figuring out some things I want to do and also some things I don't want to get stuck doing. The question of how to turn art-crap into money is always a vexing one. I'm good at figuring out logistics and producing inventory, and I'm very, very bad at being a salesman or doing publicity. It seems like I can either be productive and make things, or I can sink energy into photographing, describing, pricing, posting, listing, etc., but I can't remotely do both. And the sales-and-marketing stuff is unpleasant enough that I stop making things for weeks at a time afterward, and sink into lethargy and self-loathing.

One of my (forlorn?) hopes is that if I spend some time back in Pittsburgh, I'll be able to tap into a better network of acquaintances, and that some friend-of-a-friend-of-a-friend will turn out to be a sensible, cheerfully outgoing person who is interested in the part of things that involves talking to the public. Surely such a person must exist, somewhere.

In the meantime, I'm all worried about how to pack up everything I own and get it across the continent, again.
Anonymous( )Anonymous This account has disabled anonymous posting.
OpenID( )OpenID You can comment on this post while signed in with an account from many other sites, once you have confirmed your email address. Sign in using OpenID.
Account name:
If you don't have an account you can create one now.
HTML doesn't work in the subject.


Notice: This account is set to log the IP addresses of everyone who comments.
Links will be displayed as unclickable URLs to help prevent spam.


mrvelocipede: (Default)

June 2011

   1 234
567 89 1011

Most Popular Tags

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags