I am a jewelry designer with a love of all things beautiful. I am drawn to modern handcrafted lovelies. You will see them all as I discover them here on my blog. Enjoy!

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Friday, November 21, 2008

Economic Woes - it blows!

Have you turned on the radio, computer, or TV within the past month? Sure you have:) Well then you know that times are tough, really tough. Because they tell us that it is. I don't quite get it. I mean I do, but I don't. I realize that people are losing their jobs and credit is really tight. So, are we supposed to be scaling back on our spending because we too might lose our job? First off, I think spending within your means is the MOST important lesson to learn by the time you are 16. If you don't learn it by then, forget it - you're screwed!
But back to my point. Doesn't cutting back on spending lead to companies cutting jobs? It is such a crazy cycle that totally overwhelms me the more I think about it.

Well, not all hope is lost. I found such a great blog post that I want to share with you. It's from Creative Thursday. It was exactly the bit of inspiration I needed. I started my business a little over a year ago so her encouragement hit home:)

Then, a great article that gives someone like me hope (you know, the DIYer, crafter, artist me). Thank you LA Times!

Speaking of LA Times - I was mentioned in the La Times!! holy cow - so exciting. Here it is.

3 comments:

Andrew & Jamie Fluken said...

Christine- I feel the exact same way...it is such a vicious cycle and sometimes I wonder if people would just start saying that the economy is improving, if it would! Ya know? There are a lot of power in words and what you believe. I agree that spending within your means is always wise and hopefully people will realize that and small businesses like yours will not be affected. :)

angela de felice said...

i couldn't agree with you more christine! but look at you - you're fearless!!! or at least you're not letting your fears control you...your work is AMAZING & you're following your dreams...good for you! good luck with your upcoming shows. Best, ANGELA

Krissy said...

That is a very interesting article about the handmade nation! Thanks for linking to it :)