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    country crafts gone Middle Earth

    feedback or comments on my etsy shop?

    http://wildwood.etsy.com

    the concept is to find unfinished wood crafts from thrift stores, etc. and decorate them or create something new with wood burning and painting. Ive only been doing this craft for a few months, and it's not the traditional woodburning with realistic images of wolf, indian, etc. I was quite surprised to find out that those custom woodburnings can cost about $60 - 100.
    I also paint animals on rocks, seems to appeal to alot of people.
    My family and friends have been giving me their advice; but now I'm starting to doubt if this is worthwhile. Should I give in to the woodburning market and create portraits in the traditional style and format???

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    I think there's a lot to be said for developing your own unique style. It can make it more difficult to find your customers, but once you find them, they're likely to be more loyal because they can't find what you do anywhere else. Also, you're more likely to burn out if you do something you don't fully enjoy just to be more profitable.

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    I think your stuff is great, canary, and your's may be the first Etsy shop I buy from! :)

    I say stick with your style, as it makes people who would never think of buying woodburned creations (like myself) get excited about the craft!

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    Now that's encouraging! Yes, I will develop my style as I become more skilled at my craft---but I intend to stay true to the concept of repurposing wood crafts in a new way.
    Thanks for the critique. Sometimes we need a reality check; and those doubts just evaporate.


 

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