Category: +Monday+

the little prince

“To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you, I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world…”

{ Independence through just being Me. }

Mondays are business check-in days here at The Magicians Cat offices&laboratory.

For those of you that have not yet met me, I run a small business out of a beautiful home space in Seattle Washington, called The Magicians Cat. Im an extraordinarily imaginative creature, finding myself through my path…faa dee daa.

My business started with a great passion for natural stones…gradually mutating into my idea of Adornment, my Chaotic Wanderlust. I made my first attempt at becoming an Entrepreneur via street markets in southern California in 2010, selling my photographs (actually) along side my Textile Goddess sister, Manda MIllar ( Mammal Chupie ) ; & ending that dream to return to corporate retail and afford a mandatory move to the pacific northwest, asap.

The Magicians Cat truly began after a dream job at a small&infamous local artist ( cards, paintings, textiles, metal workers, wood carvings, jewelry ) shop, in Portland Oregon, called Redux. I was nothing short of a wet eared, clumsy, determined 20-something when Redux schooled me on the whats-what and hows-how of True Independent Artistic Livelihoods. Dreams and passions being lived, right in front of my eyes, everyday. I’ve never, ever, loved cleaning so much. Or working for that matter…

The pursuit of my passion, my dreams, the actualization/expression of my heart-thumping imagination, began in my bedroom. Unorganized, under supplied, inexperienced, doubtful, and so very determined, I began building my vision. Independence through just being Me. Impossible, right? In this day, c’mon. I heard a lot of that, and being blessed to be at Redux, I heard more ” you should do it!” “You CAN do it!” “I did it!” “I believe more people should!”….

..and in the end it was Courage that made my dream this reality.

I Google everything now, if I have a question, I don’t ever stop because I feel the answer is too difficult to find.

I opened my Etsy site in 2012 after doing a lot of research online about the best medium for networking&sales. There are a lot out there and, honestly, a lot more since i chose Etsy years ago. The first thing I learned about being your own business, is that you are literally every person in that business. Seem like a no-brainier, right? I have a background in retail management, logistics, hr & interior/exterior visual applications. I thought I was prepared. Wrong, so wrong. Skills and efficiency, even experience, only get you so far. Eventually, it comes down to literal, dense, immovable time. Time. If I had time to do…x y and z.

So, that’s the full circle, back to Monday business check-ins.

Hers a typical list:

Check in on Etsy includes,

♥mail, responding to&reading

♥moving/rotating shop

♥Checking in with my Etsy teams/teams I have a leadership role in:

Established Self ( 1400+ members! )

Epitome

Dark Beauty

♥Checking in with my Established Self team Facebook page:

Est.Self FB

♥♥ Making the Epic To-Do List for the week ♥♥

♥ always includes, making new jewelry, working on new ideas & projects, updates&refreshers on all my social media sites..twitter,  pinterest,   FB,   etsy

♥ Of course a billion things come up between all that lovely Monday structure, but i consider getting fired out of the barrel straight, a good way to start.

♥So I will be here, sharing on some Mondays, my Epic to-do list & independent business happenings. ♥ There will also be social media tutorials, by me, coming soon! ♥

xoxox

Currently, I dabble in pencil&ink art, but have yet to produce prints..

this one is quiet large  20″ x 30″ or so..

{ fallow grace }

{ fallow grace }

I have kept a journal since I was 8. Usually several at a time now… I have an old live journal account..ancient even. Here is the not as old child of that first blog:

http://voicesofmany.livejournal.com/

{ voices of many }

With my main focuses being,

Photography

Photo by Cassidy MIllar

Photo by Cassidy MIllar

&

Adornment

Raw Natural Gemstones & Coyote Tooth Necklace

Raw Natural Gemstones & Coyote Tooth Necklace

&

Transformative Stones

{Black Tourmaline}

Transformative Stones Black Tourmaline

Transformative Stones, Black Tourmaline

xoxoxo