I often think of myself at the beginning of a long journey. I have an art and creative workshops business in front of me, waiting to take off and soar. The truth is that a lot of it is solidly in the works, and much of what I plan on doing, I have already done, with success. For nearly twenty years, I taught art and drama workshops and camps. I have been making art since the mid-nineties and have had spurts of time when I sold it. I have won a national awards for my use of creativity and can’t help but throw my imagination into nearly everything I do. So thinking of myself at the beginning isn’t exactly the truth.
I think as humans, we tend to downplay our achievements sometimes because where we are lacking seems to shout out stronger than where we are accomplished. A dear friend Jessica from Wild Wood Naturals wrote to me today about my business, reminding me that “1000 steps add up fast.” As I felt the warmth of those first steps beneath me, I turned to look back upon the steps I had already traveled. I have taken thousands of steps in my lifetime. And knowing that they led me here to this place of beauty and wisdom only served to make me that much more excited to face the 1000 before me.
I have been working on products for an etsy shop I am announcing in the next two weeks.
I am also proud to announce that as of last night, I made my first sell to Susan of Charming Trinkets. Last weekend, I posted a few witch hats on a Facebook group I am on for artists who took Kelly Rae Robert’s Flying Lessons, and Susan thought one of them would be a nice touch for one of the display dolls she uses at her shows. She will be at Glitterfest this weekend, and now, so will my little hat. What a better way to start a business off than to have it supported by an artist you admire who has art you adore!
Here’s to the next 1000 steps, my friends.
I would love to know where you are in YOUR journey, how you have managed the varied terrain life offers (or sometimes throws out at you), and what path you might choose for yourself should you decide to change directions. Drop a note in the comments, it’s a great way for us to get to know each other!