It's Hard for me to sit still.
kind of hard for me to pay attention too.
I jokingly refer to myself as A.D.D. all the time, but truth is, I prefer to describe myself more like a quote I read the other day as
"having a serious love of Distractions"
That sounds so much better doesn't it?..... and couldn't be truer for me.
I'm easily distracted by so many things....How can you NOT be with so many delicious visual images coming at you all the time, not to mention a ton of emails, facebook, twitter, tumblr, and my new love....Pinterest.
anyways, Life is always that delicate balance of trying to fit it all in, trouble is, I've always had a hard time just focusing on one thing.
in fact I want to do it ALL...squeeze every last little bit out of life.
So the past few weeks have been a whirlwind as usual, It's always interesting to look back in photos and see so much of what's been done in a short amount of time. (and to try and not flip out over all of the other billion ideas running around in my head trying to get out)
SO these past couple of weeks have seen...
New things being made,
things being ordered and coming in shortly,
Adorable magnet sets in a bunch of different colors and styles.
just to name a few.
in fact, Some things are already here...
you can order them here
(teenager approved) ;)
I've also had a Trunk show to introduce a wonderful new line we will be carrying here at Red Shoes,
Be Sweet/Mielie a lovely company that was founded on the principle of being sweet and kind to others.
besides all of that, I've continued to teach classes, with more being conjured up for the next couple of weeks.
So as usual I have a ton of ideas rolling around in my head about the future of Red Shoes. what I'll be doing, which direction I'll be spinning.
We all know about the bad economy here in Michigan. of course Red Shoes is not Immune to that, frankly I am just happy to be one of the lucky ones still in business! but instead of dwelling on the negatives, I prefer to look at it in a different light.
Everything changes and happens for a reason. So being the person that can't sit still, or keep things the same without shaking it up once in awhile, it's only fitting that things should change here too besides just the displays.
I am deciding to move back to my roots, and what this whole shop was founded on in the first place, which was the Art work, made by myself and my artisan friends... all surrounded with just a SELECT group of retail products and vintage goods.
I am kind of burnt out on retail and would rather focus my energies on creative persuits, it's what my clients seem to want from me, and I am happy to go in that direction. I've even thought about doing shows again, and taking my goods on the road to all of those fairs I read about in magazines.
wanderlust has always been in my heart.
so that being said, things are indeed changing here.
No I am NOT closing the shop, i'll never do that. I am just thinking about other ways to get out there in the world...and thinking out loud with YOU.
I Love shaking it up, doing things slightly left of center as usual.
cuz who wants to be the same ole same ole all the time? certainly not me!
So if you are interested in being a part of the future with me and would like to have your art on display here at Red Shoes drop me a line,
send me an email. let me see what you've got.
Just please don't drop by the shop to have me look,
because I can't keep still, I can't be held down.
I want to have time to savor your work over a cup of warm coffee all to myself in the morning.....
because I have a serious love of distractions :)