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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Art Jury

We are proud to have the panyizsuzsi fused glass jewelries juried by the National Art Jury in September 2008.
This always feels good to be recognised, not only by friends and relatives, but some professionals. This Jury has quite a background. I remember as a child, that what a big deal was to buy a juried art piece. Today when there is a china shop in every other street I feel it has an even bigger value.

It always makes me happy to buy stuff from artist. This way I do vote against child labor and other nasty things and I do help an artist to live on his or her art! That was emphasized last Christmas to buy handmade and take the handmade pledge!

That is what I thought walking away form Buda Castle, knowing I am an Art Jury Certified Artist!

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Just a Bit of Info

I must reformat my computer. It is full of junk. I will have no computer until Tuesday!
Thanks for your patience!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Free Giveaway

Would you like to have this ring absolutely free? You have nothing els to do, but to visit this blog and follow the rules!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fall Winter Colors and Fused Glass

If you have been following out blog, then I am pretty sure that you know, that colors are a must for panyizsuzsi's glass design. We both follow the trend and stay unique and personal at the same time. We went shopping for some glass recently, take a look what we got! See them soon in our on-line shop!

And here is a color chart for the fall winter trends. Can you find some identical colors?


Monday, September 15, 2008

Business Series - Part One

Target Market is a business term meaning the market segment to which a particular good or service is marketed. It is mainly defined by age, gender, geography, socio-economic grouping, or any other combination of demographics. It is generally studied and mapped by an organization through lists and reports containing demographic information that may have an effect on the marketing of key products or services.

When you ask people who are they marketing for many of them will say: EVERYONE, since that is the biggest group ever. Do you think is is the right answer? I tell you NO! For an indie business it is just as important to determine the target market as it is for those giant multi-national companies.
Why? Because you HAVE TO know who are you marketing for!
You have to know:

  • what they like
  • what are their latest trends are
  • where do they spend their free time
  • what do they read
  • what is important for them

Do you know all of this? If yes, than CONGRATULATION. If not, well, you better do a quick research. Because it is much easier to make and sell your good if you know:

  • what your target market loves
  • what their trends are
  • where you can find them
  • where to advertise
  • what catches their eye and soul
Are you willing to work on it to sell more?
I will be back in a couple of weeks, talking about business planning!


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

It's a Hard Day's Night - or Morning

Well, I knew it early morning it will not be an easy day. As soon as the big ones left for school I started to get rid of the piles of clean clothes, while running the washing machine and changing some really dirty nappies and feeding the small one. Well, I thought she could go back to sleep, so I could speed up a bit, but it was only 8 am. (BTW I forgot to tel that I cut some number cards for school, printed an extra birthday invitation, sharpened the red and blue pencils, filled the school health form and checked the Big Boy's school bag, before they left). In the meanwhile I downloaded the e-mail and unloaded the kiln. I sat down with a cup of the to think about the day: clean up, pick the kids up, wait for the babysitter, presentation on the kindergarten fund raising, that I have to send the address for headmaster of the kindergarten. So, I decided to realax and have a nice breakfast.

I prepared some food and went to the backyard, picked some coctail tomatoes. I sat quiet (the small one was already sleeping) in the late summer sun. My thoughts could not stop, though and I am sure I will hardly remember this breakfast tonight, so that is why I took a picture of it.