Parents of 20-ish young adults are wispering about our sons and
daughters who seem to have the strangest idea about earning a
living…they think they shouldn’t have to work too hard, that it
should just come to them…somehow. We are wondering if this is a new
breed of earthlings who have incarnated are on a different
vibrational sphere than us, thinking play time is more important than
being responsible to themselves by doing whatever it takes to earn a
So, what is it that might be easy to sell?..groceries?
In my early years I perfected my craft the best I could. After, I
just wanted enough hours in the day to make as many pieces as I could
imagine. Later I raced to sell wherever possible to pay for what I
could imagine and was making. Today, I hope to maintain my energy in
a given day to complete the above.
I’ve walked away from my bench for years at a time, sold all my
equipment, and started again, opening my first business at age 54.
Life has taught me that “experience” is the true reward of life.
Designing, making, and selling my jewelry: to relatives, friends,
clients, stores, at art fairs, home shows, trunk shows, through
galleries, wholesale, consignment, and via your own retail store is
experience for a life time…I feel blessed. And yes, one has to
eat! Mary Ann Archer