I’m slowly building up my “Etsy business” equipment, namely packaging supplies and labels. I’ve already designed a rubber stamp, which will make it easy for me to label my handmade items but without the expensive price tag of pre-printed cards. Being a designer, I really can’t settle for pre-made anything. My own rubber stamp may very well give a product an even more personal touch!
If I end up without a job in the near future, I will be opening up shop on Etsy. Inspiration struck and I think I will be able to sell packaged graphic designs, and other hand made crafts that take my whim. I’ve been itching to do craft work with my hands, and now there is a reason to make more than just one or two pieces! Same with graphics. I’ve never really been able to design or draw without a purpose, but having this shop will be the motivation I need. I still need to mull it over and build up an inventory of designs, so that is what I will be doing for the next month or so. Even if I do get a job, I can still do this on the side, although that’s wishful thinking. I would probably be too busy. Anyway, I’m also wondering if I should go with my name for the shop, or Citrus Acid Designs. I currently buy under ‘janetsaw’, but I made that account before thinking I would have a shop. Other designers frequently use their own name too, perhaps that will be the best choice for now. If I eventually decide to sell lots of crafts too, I can have a second shop, using Citrus Acid Designs and having both names!
After years and years of neglecting the Citrus Acid homepage, I have finally changed its design. The reason I neglected it was because it had a few bad memories attached to it, but finally I stopped being lazy and created a simple and easy to update homepage. I mainly use the domain for emails and to host all my hobby/blog sites, which have also been partly abandoned lately (from being busy I promise!).
Flash forward five years, and I think I would always go for a more simple design, one that’s easy to update. I even whipped up a citrus slice in 2 minutes as a logo of sorts. I figured it would go nicely with the citrus-acid domain. Oh, funny story, I was once told, on the phone, that my email address (@citrus-acid.com) sounded like a cleaning product. Yes, I was young when I bought the domain, but nevertheless I would not give it up because I did create some catchy ways to use it, plus it hosts all my emails and other useless but priceless files.