Ive been a little quiet over here on the blog this week b/c I have been working behind the scenes on a total shop revamp. Just like I have spent the past month slowly cleaning out, purging, and revamping my home space, and then doing the same thing to my blog... Now I am doing it with my shops. I really feel like I am at a new crossroads with my life. I am ready for change. For new life. New inspiration. All of it. And as funny as this may sound, the switching of two desks in my home sparked ALOT of this change. I can't fully explain why, but it shifted something in me in so many ways.
One big change that will be occurring soon is that I am bringing BACK my print shop! But with all new, updated photography. I'm keeping it very simple and only selling small 5x5 prints. I'm so excited about this shift. Photography is one of my biggest passions and I'm happy to be sharing this love with the world again. It's been a long time since I closed down my last print shop, and with all new photos this move feels filled with new life!
The best part... I'll be selling straight from my site here! Which leads me to...
My Roots & Feathers shop is also getting a major re-vamp! I will also be transitioning my jewelry shop to my website here! You will be able to get it all in one place. This will be a new thing for me, so I may need to do a bit of a trial period first to make sure I really like the flow of it, but that is my plan!
I am also going to only be making one of a kind pieces, or some things in very small batches, so once something sells, its gone! The last few years I have built my shop full of items that could be re-ordered over and over, and while that has been a great thing for a long time, it is no longer working for my lifestyle. I have my hands in too many things along with creating the magazine for The Bohemian Collective + keeping up with that website, making shirts with James for Skyline Fever (which is booming), being a fulltime blogger, etc. If you have been following along you know that over a month ago it hit me that I need some major restructuring as I was burning out. I wasn't sure how that was going to look when I first took time off, but slowly over a month or two of letting go, things have been falling into place in a new way. They are finally starting to feel exciting + manageable again!
It takes the passion out of something when it gets to the point where you feel stressed out over what you love to do. I am continually aiming to create an environment for myself that feels life giving, not life sucking. If I have to let go or restructure the things in my life to do so, then I am up for it! Being your own boss comes with all the responsibility of figuring this out, and sometimes it has to be done over and over again as your life changes.
I can't wait to share the new shop! I'm not sure exactly when it will go live, but I'll keep you posted! Many of the items that are in my etsy shop right now are going to be phased out, just FYI if you have had your eye on something, it might be the time to snag it!