|| A New Venture || The first Hurdle!

Hey everyone, a bit of a different post tonight, but an excited one none-the-less! I opened an Etsy shop! I’ll talk more about it later in the post, but first I want to talk about confidence and insecurity.

I have never, and will never, consider myself an artist. Because I don’t think I’m ‘good enough’, an unhealthy thought, I know, but something that I think all.the.time. I need to stop, and this a small step towards feeling more confident in myself and my abilities. This fear of not being good enough has stopped me from doing a few things, it took me 7 years to go for a promotion at work, even though people kept telling me to do it, I just always felt like I would be terrible. Now I have that job, I’m going to blow my own trumpet and say I’m petty good at it…

So this is my next big thing, starting an Etsy store, which for some reason seems way scarier to me than it actually is. I’ve always loved being creative, always! From writing stories when I was younger, doing art at school, watercolours, nail art, making things out of clay, even parcel wrapping, but I never had the guts to actually do something. Until now!

Please give a warm welcome (please, please) to Pages & Ink! ‘Inspired by books, for books’. I mean bookmarks… catchy tagline?… no… Anyway, I figured I would combine two of the things I love most, reading and making a creative mess, and bite the bullet and open up a shop selling watercolour bookmarks. I don’t have a huge amount of designs, but I figured, start small and work my way up!

I’m weirdly proud of myself for doing this, even though it’s a small thing, I’m hoping it’ll help with my confidence. I also want to say a massive thank you to the lovely Bookstagram community for being so supportive, I already have my first sale. It would mean the world to me if you could spread the word and go have a look. Click HERE to visit the page.

Thank you for reading, Love Amy x



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