The above statement by Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson has been at the center of discussion since it was announced a few months ago that Etsy would be changing its guidelines and its internal (and hence site wide) definition of what constitutes ‘handmade’.
For this week’s LAB Assignment, let’s talk collaboration. Every time I receive my Handmade Profile questionnaire back from an artist, the one question that I’m the most intrigued to see the answer to is “Do you have a dream collaborator?”
It’s been proven time and time again by many talent folks: When the voice in your head says yes, your life will say yes too. Obstacles will come, but you will, YOU WILL, keep moving until you reach your destination. And don’t just state your mission. WRITE IT DOWN! Put it somewhere where you can see it daily.
You are a one person tour de force, spinning, working and turning out the handmade goodness. On top of that,
A little package arrived at the LAB yesterday. Inside was an unsolicited note of thank from a handmaker for a
Today’s LAB Assignment is an open forum. One of my goals with LAB Community Week is to get to know
Are you in between? So many of us are. What, you might ask, does it mean to be ‘in between’?
It’s such an ethereal word, authenticity. I find that the full scope of its meaning is often really unknown to
I saw this quote and just had to use it. I have a feeling the Mr. Franklin meant for it
Isn’t that a great quote? As another year fades into the distance, it’s always a good idea to look back
For our last LAB Assignment, we talked about remembering our mentors. Personally, I think it’s one of the most important
Here is a truism for me: I am the sum of both my talents and my teachers. Such a simple
So far, we’ve discussed 2 of 7 essential elements to building a brand: Knowing who you are as a person
In our last assignment, we discussed defining who we are. This assignment is focused on knowing where we want to