Sunday, January 11, 2009

Where the heck is it?

Tangerine is real...

Everyday new people come in and are so pleased, that in turn makes me very happy, it's like someone visiting you in a dream. I am doing pretty well considering the economy I think I owe that to a niche market, quality products, and reasonable-fair prices.

I don't mark up like the big guys, it wouldn't make sense. My overhead is a little lower than most and I pass that savings on. I don't have a neon sign, a spot on the local channel, or a glossy magazine add and I kinda like that.

People have to work to find me. I am not in the yellow pages and although I am on a main street in our tiny city my sign is small and not flashy. I figure the people who are meant to find me will. So far all the best people have.

Who else can say "I love my clients" I really do, they are fun, creative, sweet, kind and really appreciate what I have built. They make my day, everyday. Oh did I forget, these are some patient people! They put up with low tech check-out, my taste in music, websites that don't get updated as often as I would like and product that when ordered doesn't come from a factory but is actually made by a person and takes real time.

The feedback is always positive and everyone leaves with a little treat from the candy-bar. The only thing that could make this better is...well on my wish list would be a bigger space for workshops and a fireplace!

I love being an artist, I know how lucky I am to be able to do the work I love most.

Thank you to all of you who continue to look for Tangerine and find me...


JoAnnA Pierotti said...

Hi Gina,
Oh, your shop looks so delightful. I hope to come and visit soon. I just added you to my blog so I can check in with ya.
Happy New Year and best of blessings for your new shop. I love my doll I bought from you and will

JoAnnA Pierotti said...

opps, didn't finish...I forget what I was about to say...hubby walked in...anyway Gina..