Thursday, September 30, 2010


I'm not if I'm 'happy' that my 1000 Markets site
is now
a 'Bonanza' site
or not.

Time will tell I suppose.

I recently received an email saying that Bonanza had just
acquired 1000 Markets...
the shops would migrate to Bonanza
and 1000 Markets would
'be no more'.

I had just begun to get used to 1000 Markets
and rather liked the site...
it's much different at Bonanza...
and I'm not going to have time to familiarize myself
with that site until after the first of the year.

such as it is...
CMZ Art 1000 Markets Shop
is now
CMZ Art Bonanza.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Last Few 'CRAZY' Weeks

It really HAS been Crazy around here the past few weeks...
and it all started with my computer going down.

During a Sale no less...

I ended up all flustered...trying to get the shipping out
before it was too terribly late...once I got it back.
Then...a huge shipping 'snafu' and loads of emails asking where
packages were...

That problem finally solved...but got 4 neutral feedback as a result...
(I don't know why...the postage was PAID on September 2nd...but the packages
were not located and postmarked until the 14th...made it look like
I wasn't telling the truth...
but I REALLY...Really..was!)

Anyway...that's finally cleared up...
then I lose my Cable/ internet for a day and a half...
and was pretty much told that this is going to be an on-going issue
unless I want to cut branches out of two trees in my back yard...
so I'll have to 'suck it up'.

My dryer finally Gave up...and now I need to replace it!

The first show of the season...oh memories of doing
that show in the past were so different.
We ended up losing money on it!
Oh and learn!

We've committed to four shows...same ones we did last year...
and those 'should' be pretty good.
I've been so busy doing new items especially for the shows...
I've listed a few of the Scrabble Tile pendants..
(something I've never had in the shop before)
in my Rustic Goth Etsy Shop.
I'm really pleased with how they are coming out...
so I'll be adding new pendants on a regular basis.

We've got a few other NEW items that we're doing for the shows
and I'm hoping to list a few of those
in the coming days/ weeks.

But...that is my Crazy few a 'nutshell'.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

CMZ Art...1000 Markets and a new printer

My Rustic Goth Etsy Shop
is my primary source of income...
so, of course, it takes about 95% of my time.

I'm pretty happy with this shop and it takes a lot of hard work
to keep it fresh and current.
This being said...
I 'finally' made a sale through my 1000 Markets Shop 
and discovered that the process is really quite different.

For one thing...1000 Markets goes through
which I do love...since Amazon has such a great
buyer protection in place.
I know...because we've purchased a few
'big ticket' items through Amazon...
we got our Pixma Pro Printer a few years ago..
now I'm saving my 'pennies' to get another one.

I've decided to just leave my 1000 Markets sales in Amazon
to help me pay for it.

For one thing...a new printer would cut my shipping times in half...since
I could do them as I need them, instead of having
to impose on Jaime to try to fit my printing into her extremely busy schedule.
So...I'm going to be promoting CMZ Art...1000 Markets...
and the other CMZ Art sites
a lot more often through this blog...
and my new
CMZ Art Facebook Page.

My Facebook page doesn't have much on it...yet!
I know I should have waited until I have more time
to really 'buff' it out...
but..I'm beginning to think that having more time
is just an 'elusion'.