Thursday, January 3, 2008

Happy New Year! Huzzah!

*This entry is for the Etsy Bloggers Street Team weekly Carnival. This week it's hosted by AliciaMae.*

I hope everyone had a safe, happy, and healthy holiday season.
Mine was relatively quiet. Things at work have been a bit busy, so when Scott and I were both home at the same time for Christmas Day, we totally just vegged out. It was nice.

What's in Store for Athena's Armoury in '08? And what was with the "huzzah" in the title of this entry?
I feel the winds of change stirring in my life. In a good way. I have been a successful theatre professional my whole life, however in recent years I've been feeling like I'm in a rut. I could not for the life of me figure out something else that I would rather be doing with my life. Scott kept saying to me, you should think about doing Ren Faires. And I kept thinking no, I could never do that. Until recently, it dawned on me: "Why the hell not?" It will allow me to continue to be involved in an extremely theatrical environment, I would be able to work for myself, making something I love, and (hopefully) have fun doing it. I've started researching how to get started and all that it involves so that I can start making some concrete plans. In general, I plan to start bulking up my inventory big time, so hopefully that means continuing to list regularly at Etsy. Now, I have to learn to speak with an accent and learn the Elizabethan language. . . and get a costume! Look out geekdom, here comes Athena's Armoury!

11 comments:

MrsDragon said...

Huzzah indeed! I am so excited for you! ^_^

Athena's Armoury said...

Thanks, Amanda!! It would take my life in an entirely different direction and it's a little daunting, so I appreciate the support. =)

knitsteel said...

Ren Faire's sound fun. Are they all a six or 8 week commitment?

Athena's Armoury said...

Kirsten, you'd be a great fit at a Ren Faire. If there's a forge there, you'd be able to do demonstrations!

so far as length of time, it really depends on the faire. Some are super small and only a weekend or two, some (like Bristol, south of Milwaukee) last a whole 2 1/2 month season. Most are only open for the weekend, so that gives you the rest of the week to build inventory back up, etc.

AliciaMae said...

Ren faires would be sooo much fun! My bf helped friends with a booth at one years ago and they all had to wear costumes :)

Your items would be a wonderful fit and you'll be do splendidly! good luck!!

The Wildfire: Gifts and Decor said...

Hi, I saw your post with the blogger carnival and I just had to say... Do It! It sounds like it would be a lot of fun!

Stormy Designs said...

You'll do well at the Ren Faires. Great plans for you this year.

nahiacreations said...

I agree with previous comments, you will do wonderful at Ren Faires. Best of Luck in 2008!

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

Go for it!

Kristie Karima Burns, MH, ND said...

I LOVE your store name and your designs or such a creative use of this medium! I'm putting you on my favorite BLOGS list! - Kristie

Athena's Armoury said...

Thank you so much everyone for your well wishes!!