Wow, in a few days it will be one year since I held my friends and family event and opened my doors! This year flew by!
As I reflect on the past year open, I am so grateful for all of the support I have received from people who believe in me, the customers who shopped, and shopped and shopped! Because of you, we had a very successful first Christmas season! I am so grateful for every person who attended my workshops so that I could share creativity with you, maybe teach you something new, but mostly the opportunity to make pretty things and connect with one another.
I have learned so much this past year, and have had both good and bad experiences, but I am grateful for them all, because if I am not growing and learning, I am just enduring, stagnant. I have had a steady flow of artisans in the boutique, some leaving, new ones joining us and some who have been with me from the beginning. I appreciate them all.
I have spent some time this month creating and dreaming up new workshops and day retreats and I look forward to sharing them with you as they come up! I have no shortage of wants and dreams and workshop and retreat ideas!
If you have not been to the boutique in a while, please drop in and take a look at what is new and different, as it to is always changing.
I am still scheduling February workshops, but please take a look here at what is coming up . Please check back and keep an eye on the Facebook page, as new workshops are added!
Earlier in the month we did a Find Your Guiding Word Workshop that I absolutely love! It is not about making resolutions for the new year that you will possibly fail, but choosing a word that will serve you throughout the year to help shape what you want from this one crazy life, one year at a time! The next workshop is January 27th.
I would love for you to come and partake in an Intuitive Painting workshop. I have been told many times that you want something different, not the same old instructed painting where you all go home with the same thing. And so for those of you, this is perfect! It is so freeing, so creative, so fun! We work with many different mediums and you all work at your own pace, taking a beautiful creation of your own home! January 28th.
For a perfect Valentines Day gift, you can come and paint your own love birds on stained wood that you will then distress and paint, making it your own! February 11th.
February 3rd is the next First Friday event in the exchange district. We will be hosing Project Valentine that night and so please come and join us in making valentines for people undergoing cancer treatments on Valentine's Day. All the homemade cards we make will be given to patients at CancerCare Manitoba.
I have enjoyed my first year in my studio for so many reasons. I think meeting all the customers has been a huge highlight for me. I have a lot of regular customers who come in every week, sometimes multiple times. I love that you like to be here, looking at all the amazing talent, sometimes sitting with me, chatting with me, telling me your stories, sharing your memories of this special building from years past! Thank you for being a part of it all!
I hope to see you soon!