I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately about Effervescent Designs and where it’s going and what I want to do with it. I haven’t had time to put into it the last two years, but I do have an investment of time and money over the last four years to think about.
Let me confess: I don’t like it much anymore. I turned my hobby into a business and now I don’t like my hobby, the one of my heart and soul. I had decided to scale back a little bit, put up for sale those designs I worked on the first two years of Effervescent Designs’s life, because I have money invested in those. That will happen.
What will be changing (for now):
- People come here for the designs, not the supplies; thus, I’m going to phase out the build-your-own kit program and will stop carrying supplies once the current stash is gone.
- Other than the posted designs and release dates, I only have one more design for which I have paid a licensing fee for the art. It will be the last design Effervescent Designs puts out.
- My publishing house, B10 Mediaworx, will be absorbing Effervescent Designs and transferring its location to http://b10mediaworx.com/effervescentdesigns at some future date (read: when I get around to it).
As long as I have print copies of my designs and you are willing to buy digitally, these Effervescent Designs will be around.
What was it Warren Buffett said? Fail early, fail often. I haven’t failed, but I grieve the loss of my enjoyment of my most longlasting and fruitful hobby. These changes are the first step in my attempt to get that back.