I’ve been running in a lot of directions of late and feeling a bit frustrated and stressed. But as I struggled to get some focus today and write a blog post I realized that what I really want to do right now is take a moment to appreciate my good fortune.
I’ve been very lucky to meet and work with some terrific people as I’ve tried to grow this business.
For instance, I just have to share further proof that the guys at Angelo HOME may be some of the most generous folks around.
The LA Times did a very nice article about the new Angelo HOME store. They talked about the new store, the Angelo HOME product line and Angelo’s passion for helping people have affordable, fun and stylish things for their home. I’m reading along, enjoying the article and it mentions the local artists they have in the shop and describes my stuff. Cool! Then I notice my name is an active link which, it turns out, takes you to….. my Etsy shop! So, in the midst of an article about their own store and what’s available there they are also sending people directly to me!? I’m just blown away and very appreciative.
(It’s also Angelo’s Birthday today so, if you’re so inclined, head on over to the Angelo HOME Facebook page and wish him a happy one!)
And I’ve just recently added a new shop to my list of local vendors. Mindful Nest is a nifty boutique that happens to be very near my home. The owner Amanda brings a huge range of creative, interesting and beautiful things all into one spot – there is truly something there for everyone. I’m so pleased to be included in her list (and she sold two of my Subway Signs about an hour after I dropped them off!).
And finally, the perpetually cool Marci who runs CoOp 28 has been a huge part of the success of Cheltenham Road. She took me on early in this endeavor and never fails to encourage me (and also tell me honestly when I’ve gone off the rails with an idea). The CoOp is thriving and she’s asked me to do the windows for the month of April. I’ve never done (or contemplated doing) a window before but it’s going to be a great showcase and I’m looking forward to the challenge.
Happy Thursday to all!