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Monday, January 18, 2010

10 years and counting...



I was having a clear out my 'office' this morning; old paper work, clearing out folders, chucking out old catalogues, you know the kind of thing and I stumbled across papers dated 2000. It took a while for the cogs to slot into place but when they did it was like a lightning bolt. I have been in business a whopping 10 years. 10 years!




So why do I feel like I've only just started out? Has it really taken me that long to find my feet? It's not that I'm inexperienced - the first 5 years I ran a successful wedding and bespoke design business but it's a massive step to go from selling commercial work to selling your own and I never truely appreciated just how long that would take me. (Add to the mix 2 children and 2 house moves along the way and very little sleep.)




2010 has started feeling truely like a new start. I feel like I have done all the ground work, made all the mistakes, tried and tested and tried and tested and thought and talked and analysed myself to death and now I am where I want to be.




All that is left is to create and create and to put all my experience and new found confidence into practice.




(And cross my fingers and close my eyes and sprinkle a little fairy dust to help things along a bit.)


9 comments:

Swirlyarts said...

Wow 10 years! How exciting :)

Charlotte Hupfield Ceramics said...

Sounds scary when you say it like that! You don't sound as if you have any regrets and you sound positive. Heres to the next 10 years! Lovely images of work.

Charlotte x

whitney-anne said...

I don't feel so abd about the amount of time its tsking me then! 10 years - A testament to your determination and faith in yourself.

Illusio said...

I enjoyed reading this post. Congrats Karen, and here's to a very successful and prosperous further ten years.

Lorrie
xx

haptree said...

must be interesting to see how your work has developed - congrats on your decade, particularly enjoying UK handmade! and here's to the next!

houndini said...

Happy 10th Anniversary. Absolutely stunning stunning stunning work and cards ;-) I aspire.... ;-) fab blog too - will be following your future posts - best - Al

Chloe' said...

those papers are just beautiful (^_^) Congratulations on your 10th year! I hope it's a great one!

Chloe x

littleblackduckblog said...

Congratulations on finding your place in the world. A difficult task that many of us are trying to achieve x

sooziebee said...

hi karen, hope you are well, i'm so glad to hear that you are where you want to be, it is so often the case where you hear people saying they aren't happy with where they are, so it is so refreshing to hear about someone who has fulfilled their dream and are ready to make new ones!