I spent most of the day scratching my arms like a mad woman as my feet stomped on a nearly endless sidewalk of stars. The sun was blazing today and because of it my arms have an uncanny resemblance to the skin of the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Putting my sun allergies aside, I managed to goof around with my fiance's cousin while I stepped on Michael Jackson - well, not literally. I laughed with my fiance's brother as I encouraged him to take a picture of Hugh Hefner's star on the Hollywood walk of fame and I kissed my future hubby while a girl dressed as cat woman tried to lure me by her side in a freakish voice.
Needless to say, it was a fun day. My skin hurts like crazy but I suppose it was worth it. Come to think of it, I've never known of any type of pleasure to come without a little bit of pain.
That pleasure and pain gave me a tremendous amount of luck today when it came to sales. I sold 6 candles today and I already had an order of four to be completed by the end of the week. I'd jump up and down in excitement if I wasn't completely worn out. I've been promoting like crazy and I really haven't gotten much sleep. It's 5:43am right now in California and I'm blogging, updating the Pure Craft BNS thread and working on custom orders for tomorrow instead of sleeping.
I'm not going to complain though. I know that this is what it takes. This effort I'm putting in now will pay off in the long run. Luck is on my side.
Speaking of luck, I found a very cute print of a lucky Owl on Etsy today. The creator of the print, Maeve, owns a self titled shop called Maeve Donohue. You can find her under the username mirabel. She's a very talented Vietnamese, Irish American visual artist currently residing in Rhode Island.
The shop is: www.mirabel.etsy.com