The beginning of this year found me trying to figure out direction. Back in early 2008, I opened my shop called The Cozy Loft on Etsy. I began it to have a place for my cottage creations. Because I have so many areas of interest, I began doing some other things including some owls.
I should probably back up a little and talk about owls. Have you ever had something that you've kind of favored since you were a child, but never fully embraced it? When I started painting those owls, something clicked. I remembered my first embroidery piece as a child - an owl. I remember my Grandfather working on plaster molds of owls. I remember how much I liked them - really, really liked them.
So, towards the end of January, I opened The Owl Barn and I couldn't be happier! I am truly having the time of my life. I created my own banner and business cards by sketching out what I wanted it to look like then working with my computer software to complete it and I'm thrilled with how it turned out. My sketch pad is filling up fast with ideas and thoughts and doodles. At night, I can barely sleep for thinking of things to create for it.
Come on by and see me and all the owls. It's such a magical place to be!
Happy First Day of Spring, too!!