My physical store is going to be closing in June. I can't handle the overhead to have the storefront in town. I will continue to do custom orders, but go back to doing them out of my home as I was before I attempted to have a brick and mortar.
It was fun while it lasted, but it is way too much work to end up in the red. I realized I had been working 14-20 hours a day 6-7 days a week for 1 1/2 years without a vacation at all. And at the end of the year, I ended up in the hole several thousand dollars. I guess I really am more the creative type and less the business type. I can't keep track of numbers the way I need to. I'm also not willing to compromise my ethics to make a buck. So for all those reasons and a few I haven't mentioned, I'm going to close down at the end of June.
If you're anywhere nearby, stop in June for freaking huge clearance liquidation sales.
Cool people with awesome mad artskills in need of commissions:
<--- Needs help for his kitty [link]
<----Is also doing a HUGE art sale right now to help his family find a new home.
$5 & $10 commissions.