I have updated the name of this account/my site/brand. I want to share and sell gorgeous art. But there is a lot more that I want to do and share here in this space, and I wanted the name to reflect that. It’s a subtle shift, a psychological one for me mostly. But one I wanted to make to fully encompass and “allow” all of that.
And it’s also to recognize that what I thought I could build as a business, and the speed at which I could do that has changed as my family life has changed. The person, mother and partner that I want to be requires more of me right now. But the creative outlet and community that I get here is still more than enough reason to keep at it, and build all of this slowly, maybe over the next decade. And I really do understand just how lucky am I to have the support to take that kind of timeline.
So not too much is changing, especially when I look at my reasons from nearly a year ago. I’m still want to share the same things I have before.
I want to showcase the beauty of second hand, layered and slow interiors.
I want to encourage folks to see their home as a place of rest and care and creativity, not a place for rapid consumerism and new looks to “keep up.”
I want to celebrate the importance and creative energy of maintenance and caring for things as they are – to highlight loving old worn things, not cycling through new acquisitions over and over.
I want to embrace doing all things slowly, on a budget, and with attention paid to sustainability and good stewardship.
I want to share my vision of a “good life” full of simple shared meals, days outside in all kinds of weather, and yes, an artful, thoughtfully designed home.
There is no sense in making things beautiful, if you don’t slow down to enjoy it with the people you love. And when I get back to remembering that, the path feels so much clearer. Let’s go…