Sarah Stetler Miller. Fine Art, Mixed Media, Fabric Art, Paper-crafts, Quilting, Child of God.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Copic's and RAK

How many of you use Copic's a lot? I love the look and bought many sketch markers since I can get them wholesale. I didn't buy them all at once but a few at a time. Well, I even took some on-line classes from Suzanne Dean. She rocks! But do you know what? I don't ever pick them up, I have those cute little "X" 6X 6 cubbies to hold them all too. So my dilemma is this; one of my resolutions is to simplify my life and my craft room. I have been purging items I don't use or have not used in months and months. I've sold many items on Ebay, but I just can't make up my mind about these markers. I know I'm not going to use them, not like I should with an investment such as Copic's. So should I sell them on Ebay, the local newspaper, keep them or list them on-line?
In the past I have had a bad habit of doing this sort of thing ,especially with art supplies. I'll buy them and use them very little or at all...and I then hang on to them thinking maybe one day I'll use them. Which I might...but truthfully I know I won't. And I don't want to have to purchase re-inkers for them by the time I do use them. Know what i mean? I love to make cards and scrapbook but I don't "stamp" much anymore, hence not using the markers. I think I'm getting to the place in my life now that I 'm purchasing items that I'll be able to use easier with my RA since it looks like I may not be able to tolerate any of the medicines for RA, I want to keep crafting even if my RA gets worse. I'm just trying to be realistic.
Hey leave me a comment and I'll pick some one for a RAK.
Thanks!

3 comments:

irishgalkelly said...

Happy New Year Sarah!

I'm not very good with Ebay and if I were in your shoes, I'd try to list them on your blog first. I think that might be easier. Perhaps on your friend's blog as well. See how that goes, then list them on Craig's list or Ebay.

I have a handful of Copics and used them a little bit but need to watch You Tube again and learn the basics. They blend so perfectly! Perhaps I'll try an online class sometime. I store mine in a Crystal Light container. ; )

Anonymous said...

Hi! I have never sold anything on Ebay, but I have sold stuff to friends who wanted it! Since that is the way I sold all of the Copics I had, I would recommend that, just as IrishGal did! That said, I would still save the flesh-toned ones -- I have 4, and I haven't needed any others for flesh tones since I got them. Just an idea! rubyboots

Nanc said...

Hi Sarah,
I've never sold anything on Ebay (but I've bought quite a few things there, lol). I have sold things on Craigs List, and I've very good luck with that. So that might be a good option for you to try. Since I just started working with copics, if we're from the same area, I'll keep an eye out for your ad, lol!
I know what you mean about being more selective when buying things to support your habit...I've just started getting to that place in my life as well, and it feels pretty good to walk away from some things and not just buy it to have it just in case.
Best of luck with this,
Nanc