Surfing in January

Admittedly, I can barely call what I did today surfing.  I did, however, get some paddling practice in.  The waves were small but the conditions were beautiful aside from that. The water temp today was somewhere between 64 and 55. I put my wetsuit on over my rash guard in hopes of adding an extra … Continue reading Surfing in January

Quarterly Sales Tax

When I hear the term quarterly sales tax, I think, "Ugh!" The dreaded state sales taxes. Whether I like it or not, it's just a normal part of doing business. Well, it took a few days of concentrated effort but I managed to get them completed and submitted on time. Whew! I updated the spreadsheets … Continue reading Quarterly Sales Tax

Rebranding Is A Hard Decision

I have spent some time looking at shop name options this week. I'm so torn. As an artist, I want to use my name for my shop. As an Etsy Shop owner, I want people to be able to find me and be able to spell my shop name. I may be able to rebrand … Continue reading Rebranding Is A Hard Decision

Shop Rebranding Research

This week in my Etsy class, I'm learning about branding my store. Of course, this includes my logo and colors but also, my shop name. I've already gone back and forth with this. I don't want to be pegged into a surf and beach artist only. But at the same time, we need to niche … Continue reading Shop Rebranding Research

Not My Best Surf Day

I came back out with my surf meetup group. I met a few more ladies which was cool. I however, had a terrible surf day. I felt weak and scared. It was like I've never surfed before. Fortunately, I've learned to not worry about days like this. Instead, I use it as an opportunity to … Continue reading Not My Best Surf Day