I never imagined that I would be here, in this phase of owning and running a business when I started four years ago.
This has been such an amazing and yet at times challenging journey.
I have met some amazingly wonderful people. Clients. Customers and Fellow Artists. I have trained with some of the tops in the field. I have had the pleasure of learning from so many talented artist. I am overwhelmed and forever grateful for all these opportunities.
I am even more pleased knowing that I will be passing down my wisdom, knowledge and techniques to my son. With guidance and his own creative vision, he will be able to produce and design original art too. He has an a very creative eye. And carry on family traditions.
During these past four years, I have learned so much and continue to learn. There are so many ins and outs to owning and running a business. Silly me, thought "Hey, I just want to paint and make things pretty again". It's so much more than that. There are so many other aspects that you just have to make time for, in order to have a successful business. I'm still learning that you're always learning. It's a continuous cycle of growth.
You learn what works and what doesn't. And how to stay trendy and up to date on social media outlets. You learn to step out of your comfort zone and perform live videos and how to videos. And before you know it, you begin to think about teaching classes. It's so crazy. I didn't think any of this four years ago. I asked my husband, "do you think I'm crazy?" His response was simple, he said "This is your passion, you light up like a Christmas Tree when you talk about refinishing a piece or working on a custom order for a client. The excitement that radiates from you when you see a clients expression of their vision becoming real is pure joy" He's right. I absolutely love what I do. And even with the hiccups, headaches and small challenges, I wouldn't change it for anything in the world. I love working on special custom pieces, I love making someone else's vision come to life. I love seeing a customers face when they see a piece I transformed and they just have to have it. The joy and happiness I see from my clients/customers makes this crazy amazing journey all worth it.
I am going to be venturing on in this journey to see where else it takes me and with that I will be adding videos, lives and so much more to the blog. I like to talk too. So this blog is a good way to get my thoughts out there. I hope you stay with me and watch me grow. Learn with me. Try new crafts. And I really hope you share your experiences with me too.
I am sure I will talk more about all in this in the future. Did I mention I like to talk? LOL
If you have any questions and you think I can help just reach out and I'll do my best.
And remember, Life is too short to have boring furniture. Have fun with your home furnishings and decor. (It's kind of my motto)
Peace and Love My Friends