Trunkt is kind of a big deal in the Etsy community. Sellers want to be there because a) it's a cool site, b) it's supposed to link big important people like retailers and sales reps with little ole designers like me, and c) it's juried, meaning that you can't just purchase a portfolio - you have to be selected. Before I applied the first time, after hearing about trunkt from a fellow Dallas "progressive parent", funkychicboutique, I scoured the Etsy forums for the low-down. Largely, those posting were annoyed about being turned down or ecstatic about being accepted. I really didn't learn much other than the fact that the trunkt community seems to be comprised of super talented, professional, successful artists and designers, of which, of course, we all want to be.
The rejection didn't come within the first few hours - that was good, at least. But I was fairly sure it was coming... That's why it was such a surprise this morning when I opened Outlook to find this:Who knows what will come of it... maybe nothing, and that's ok. But, when you put yourself on the line and you're hanging out there feeling naked and vulnerable, it sure is nice to have a complete stranger say, "Hey, you. You do decent work. Come on in." And if I happen to get a nice wholesale offer out of the whole thing? Well, let's just say, I won't complain.