My designs have been shown in the Nest since May 2010. Kasey Robinson has created a great collection of eco-friendly and vintage furnishings. Including many local and regional artists.
Shortly after I created three lights for the Ground. Once again, I found myself going in a direction with my designs I hadn't planned on. My lighting has become my biggest sellers.
In August, I made the move back to the farm. Which has inspired me to work with old farm parts and equipment. Of course, I miss my friends in Amarillo but the solitude has been so beneficial in starting my business.
September 11th I had my first public showing. I had the opportunity to show in AMoA's Recycled Art Show and Festival. There is something very exciting and humbling about showing your work.
On December 18th, Tommy and I made our way to Taos, NM for a three week stay. Attempting to pack every design I had and a three week supply, I must have looked like a hillbilly. The choices I made in my business plan have made it possible to travel so I may show my designs and have adventures with my son.
While in Taos, I met several gallery owners and found a home at FaFa's aka My Beautiful Life. In April, I'll return for their Recycle Art Show.
Upon returning to Texas, I have been asked to teach a recycled art class for Our Club, a Texas Tech Alumni Club; show with the talented artist, Linda Cullum; and to stage settings for SB Designs and Photography.
I currently have four large designs on order, DOM, First Friday's, April shows, and Etsy. So with a little help from friends, I'm challenging myself to create 40 new designs by April 1st.
It's hard to not feel like I'm a running around like a chicken with its head cut off. But when I look at my past year, there is no way I could have done it without passion. I absolutely love the direction my life is going. With the grace of God, I've endured, accomplished and loved the first year of business.