18 October 2021

Site Updates & A Little Backstory

Changes can be exciting and scary. Not everything I envision works out. When this happens I make adjustments and refocus my creative energy into the areas that I enjoy more and are more successful.

It's taken me a long time to find my niche, or maybe accept my niche. I started my handmade sales journey years ago with the usual craft bazaars. Then in 2007, I hopped on the Etsy train, way back when it was a baby learning to walk. I tried sewing, crocheting, and knitting all to find my way and build my own business. I stumbled through several more years of trial and error before arriving where I am now.

I had to try all of those other things to bring myself full circle to the thing I love the most, card making. I had to go through all the excitement and burnout of all the things to find my own way back to the card making I'd fallen in love with over two decades ago.

So why am I telling you all of this? I wanted to give a snippet of the back story to share my journey through trial and error. I wanted to share that it's okay to try things, not have them work out, and let those kinds of things go. All to bring us to a couple of those kinds of things in the shop. Things I tried, but that haven't worked out the way I thought they would. Things that I'm letting go of.

The Original Artwork section of the shop has been closed. There may be future pop-ups of this section, but it will no longer be a regular offering. If there was a piece you had your heart set on for a holiday gift this year, please contact me. I'll be happy to help make that gift possible.

The Digital Downloads section of the shop has also been closed. This is not a direction I'm interested in taking the shop at this time. I may reopen this section if I find inspiration to delve back into digital artwork creation, but at this time it's not where my passion is.

What I do here, really is all about the journey. It's about the making, the trying, and even the failing. That's how we learn, how we find out passion, and how we make our way through this thing called life.

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