The process of starting my new business has moved me to my very core. It has challenged me at my deepest. It has been exciting, refreshing, rejuvenating, terrifying, frustratingly time consuming and exasperatingly overwhelming. When I first started my decorative paint company, I was young, single and carefree. I had no idea I would need to redefine every aspect of my being some 21 years later.
Having pondered the why’s and how’s of my feeling so challenged, I have come to realize that having faith; a true unshakable faith in myself has been my greatest chalange. (second is having to learn how to tweet)! I have spent the last 21 years making art for people’s homes based on what pleases them, what comes from their heart, and now as I hope to continue in that tradition , I am also bringing forth my vision of what pleases me. I am exposing my truth in a way that is new for me. As an artist I never thought this would shake me up , but it has.
And yet, on a larger scale, I know we are all going through many types of challenges and I see them everyday. I believe we are all redefining what it means to bring forth our truest self. Weather we are making art, baking bread, studying to be a nurse, selling space on tv, or watching our babies shift and grow, everything about today feels very different from “before”. I see it when working with clients. I see their needs have shifted. I see them paying attention less to detail and perfection and more to finding a connection to peace, to joy and to each other.
These moments of connections with my clients, my family and my friends helps strengthen my faith that we are/I am- moving in the right direction.
So, with a sense of excitement, a little but of trepidation and a growing faith I make my website public. It is so much a beginning for much more to come. I hope that it is a space where art and beauty can bring forth the many visions of our truest self and selves.