It's been a wonderful year and one that has seen my business grow. I have been able to commit more time to painting while still juggling some business consulting and it's a joy to be able to do what I love and work from home. I am so thankful for everyone who purchases my painted furniture or has me paint their own furniture and to you all who read my blog, or interact with me on facebook and instagram.
Social Media really is a bonus isn't it. Marketing at our fingertips and for free.
2013 saw the launch of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Australia and I was very happy to embrace this beautiful paint and wax. I am honoured to have assisted Annie Sloan with real estate and PR connections and to have had a long interesting skype session with her discussing furniture painting and business issues. If I had a physical shop I would have been a stockist but for now I am just happy using her paints (as well as other paints and still making my own chalk paint) I had previously brought some home from the US and so was very happy to buy it locally. Much of my furniture is painted with this. I painted around 100 pieces this year. Here is a little roundup of some of 2013's efforts.
I am currently on holiday and refreshing my creative mind and planning how to juggle work and family and self. If anyone has the secret to balancing growing a small creative business, family, health and sleep and they please email me?? I look forward to picking up my paint brushes mid January and get working again.
Happy New Year and wishing you much joy, peace and prosperity in 2014.
Thank you and lots of love