Today I've got something personal to share with you. My Husband and I are talking about having another baby.
For a long time now, I've put off the baby #2 talk, because quite honestly - I've been petrified! A particularly nasty bout of post natal depression brought me to my knees for the first year-and-a-half of my son's life, and it's taken me a long time to get back on my feet again.
Now those days have passed and I am finally enjoying being a Mummy and family. It feels wonderful to have such a joy in my Life, in so many places, especially compared to how I felt about everything before.
So as we make plans for this new journey, I am gearing my creative offerings around what will work best for us as a family.
This joy-feeling can then overflow into my relationships with my customers - That's You!
Here's what you can expect from me from now on:
Intimate, meaningful connections ...
Art-making to me, is an almost Spiritual process. The more I surrender, love and understand myself through Art-making, the richer and deeper my connections are becoming with others.
I decided that I could either keep my prices low and focus on increasing sales, or I can focus on nurturing deep, meaningful connections with people and allow my products to reflect this intimate focus.
I choose the latter!
My focus now means ...
- Original Artworks - I will continue to create and share these, because that's what I do!
- Special Editions - From time to time I will commission small runs of products that I personally design and want to see come to Life, for example, my new Special Edition Cushions (above) and Art Prints. These will be professionally and ethically manufactured in small runs only and shipped to you direct from my studio.
- Art Classes & Courses - I will be focussing more on Online Courses & Classes with only a handful of intimate In-Person workshops each year. This enables me to develop meaningful connections with like-minded people all over the world, within a structured and supportive, yet freeing environment - and I have more time with my family. Win-win!
As my focus shifts to more intimate ventures, so will my prices and offerings to reflect this. It's not about being exclusive, it's about being inclusive.
I know in my heart that providing an ethically run and intimate, heart-filled Art business is the way forward for me, and the value of this will be seen and felt by my customers.
I'm looking forward to a beautiful future together, shared with my family and you!