My shop still exists both online and in real space but I am not in a mood to blog about mineralogy, paleontology, geology, metaphysics, stone healing, or anything like that. Two events have happened that have ground my business to a halt. It was barely chugging along as it was. I really can't afford to replace the road signs that were taken down. But even if I do, my inventory is mediocre, leading me to ask myself, why replace the signs? My cash flow problem prevents me from purchasing fill-in inventory for making my shop look more inviting and colorful and interesting. There are other ways to obtain inventory. Self collecting in the field. Trading with someone who stops in, or by mail. Processing raw materials on hand to make something new and different. None of these are as easy as putting in an order.
I have a pile of rocks that I can't do much with, so little by little I am painting on them. A native American artist stopped in the other day. He makes sculptures out of rock of all sizes from boulders to small hand sized pieces. I might not be able to do that but maybe I can make something.http://www.oliviahoff.com