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I’m Confused But In The Meantime I Will Just Make Things

Ok so I know it’s whimsical wednesday and all and that I have already posted for the day, but there is more. I started “inspired by Beatrice Clay” out of a sincere desire to make beautiful things and find beautiful things to share with people.

The philosophy of inspired by BC is simple – everyone should own something that is beautiful.  Beauty can come in the form of some really nice stationery, handspun yarn, photographs, vintage buttons, anything really.  So I took the plunge and started a business.  When the idea came about in December 2007, I knew nothing about where to start and the more I read about DBAs, copyrights, taxes, sole proprietorships, LLC, etc the more my head swam.  Could I really do this?  Could I really start an arts business (at least that’s what I call it:)) while working full-time and parenting a very emotional teenager.

Well, inspired by Beatrice Clay launched officially in October 2008 and I am still uncertain about whether I can handle it all or worse still whether anyone will like what I make and find.  It’s a lot.  Aside from just keeping things organized – inventory, products, receipts and whatnots – having to make or find items to share is both exciting and frightening. I am still trying to find my way.

I am especially still trying to find my niche – oil painting (currently stalled in this medium…I can’t even look at a brush), photography, sewing, stationery….  I feel a little jack-of-all-trades-master-of-noneish most of the time.

In the course of 3 years I went from knitting to spinning yarn to sewing to film photography to digital photography and now to letterpressing.  I love it all, but I am anxiously awaiting my AHA moment, the time when my artistic path will be made clear and I will know exactly what I am doing.

In the meantime, I make whatever using paper + fiber + art + love.

Here are some of my photography I just added to the shop. There is a beautiful picture taken by my daughter as well.  Live Inspired.

I’m Confused But In The Meantime I Will Just Make Things #OrangeRoses #Beautiful #ArtBusiess #InspiredByBeatriceClay

I’m Confused But In The Meantime I Will Just Make Things #PinkFlowers #Beautiful #ArtBusiess #InspiredByBeatriceClay

I’m Confused But In The Meantime I Will Just Make Things #Flower #Beautiful #ArtBusiess #InspiredByBeatriceClay

I’m Confused But In The Meantime I Will Just Make Things #Tree #Sun #Beautiful #ArtBusiess #InspiredByBeatriceClay

 

Get prints at www.beatriceclay.etsy.com

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