But I had barely painted for over a year and lost control of the whole process. Selling on Etsy really stretches my limits to stay disciplined and organized.
beginning. I tried sectioned storage boxes, flat trays, plastic bags and they all left me frustrated. But I finally found a workable solution.
This was a hanging earring organizer and it has worked really well. I can get 10-15 buttons into each pocket and find them easily. The buttons don't get to this stage until they are posted on Etsy so you can see that I had very little inventory on line...pitiable little!
On the back side of this I have a hanging shoe organizer with all the mailing supplies.
It's not that I didn't have buttons... I had little trays of them everywhere in every stage if completion. Many were just drawn in pencil and others were partially completed. I usually work in batches of five and would start a batch and get side tracked and start another batch. I had literally stacks of trays of incomplete buttons.
And another pile on the upper left of my painting
I usually work in two or three batches at a time to use the same paint palette. Here is a current batch of hummingbird in process. It take about 5-7 days to finish a batch from sketching to sealing.
I figured if I did nothing else for an entire week I could get it all under control again. Well I did it for an entire week and now I am just finished the second week and realize that with luck and perseverance I will be lucky to be able to accomplish this goal by the end of the year.
I know you have noticed how often I admit I don't remember... I recently stocked up on sticky notes at the dollar store and am using them all the time now. I have added a lot of buttons to the Etsy but have many more to go.. After the holidays stop by the shop and take a look. https://www.etsy.com/shop/olderrose Once I get things back in order I can start painting valentine and spring motifs...