A while ago I decided to scrap the Chalk Hill blog and put everything in together here, but recently I've been feeling a lot more focussed and confident about what I want to do with the business and now is the time to seperate them again. I've started with a newly designed version of last year's calendar for 2010 to start things off, with lots of other products on the way. Christmas is just around the corner and I can already smell the pine and feel the cold chill in the air. Indian summer? Ha, I've moved on already and have dug out the woolies. Pop over to the Chalk Hill blog for product updates, news and features of other designers from around the world.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
While Anya was starting school yesterday I got to spend my first day in my newly spruced up little studio uninterrupted! As you can see I have got it nice and cosy (I don't do tidy despite previous photos suggesting otherwise) but I do like to be sort of organised.
So imagine my delight at spotting this pretty little chest of drawers in a local furniture shop, ex display and reduced to a mere £27! And bet you can't guess what I keep in it....
...Paper of course!! Exciting huh? A proper little treasure chest. So in between trying to finish off my techie based website jobs I was able to finish a painting (or is that the other way round). A good day all round.
Posted by Karen Jinks at 11:31 am
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
starts today as my little girl begins school! All my plans for the summer holidays (like fun, work, diy and more fun) went out the window for various different reasons so there is a lot of catching up to do and the house to put back together and websites to finish and new stock to make and photograph and and and....(deep breath) but at least the daily question 'do I go to school today mummy?' is answered with a yes followed by a jump for joy instead of the usual 'oh' and sulk.
I realised I have been blogging for 4 years, starting when Anya was just a few months old. I remember the excitement at having a second child as well as having the space to change my business -I had been slogging my guts out making wedding stationery for too many years and I wanted to do something more personally satisfying as well as needing a hard earned rest!
It wasn't easy, muddle head that I am. I use a 'suck it and see' approach to making decisions so any poor soul who has stayed with my ramblings over the last 4 years has seen me twist and turn and chop and change over the path I want to take and how to get there. And guess what. I think I have finally figured something out. Thinking is my enemy. So I am not going to talk about it anymore, or worry or fret or um or aah. I am just going to get on with it. Whatever it may be. Now let's turn the page....
Posted by Karen Jinks at 3:24 pm