So far, so good, I think. After a rather pleasant trip to the San Jose City Hall (which struck me as looking like a modern version of where the Super Friends hang out), I paid my business license and my fictitious name. I guess I could have waited until things progressed a bit more. But truthfully, I figured a couple things. First of all, it was really inexpensive, the cost of a few pizzas to get it done. Secondly, I am planning on doing well in the following years in my art. I need to work on this entity of mine, to cultivate it. To make it real, to myself, and to others. I have to treat my illustrations with a respect and dignity that I feel they deserve. I have to do that so others will see I am serious, and will want to be a part of that experience. I have to. Because for this endeavor to have any shot, any hope of success, that’s the only way this thing will work.
I have made progress, at least in my mind. With an online store, and on the business side of things. At least that I can have those small private victories filed away. And I can continue to post my work, and grow it as an entity. And I will keep on writing and creating, and sounding off until hopefully, people will get it, get what I am going to try to do. Even if no one reads this, I must treat it as if people do read it. And people want to buy what I will create. In the business void at this moment, it is what I have. I will build one block, one person at a time to watch what grows and what becomes real. To make ideas take hold and shape in the collective gestault of a group of people. The anticipation is almost driving me nuts.
The next step – more Zazzling! Business Cards! And then in-between, new products. So that means time to stop yakking, and get making!