Creative ideas and thoughts from a life-long artist and designer.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sign on the office door
I decided to try to 'tough it out'. There's so much to do here. I closed the door and cranked up my little heater. I should have closed the door when I came in - it might have been warmer by now. Oh well . . .
The quilt block is calling me. I want to work on it. Also, I'm working with a jewelry company, to make a 'blank' I have in mind. The big decision is - do I market it myself and retain the design as an exclusive, OR - do I just let them market it?
NEWS FLASH. I just heard, on the radio, some 'stuff' about Blogo (That's our illustrious Governor, for anyone who doesn't know) Someone called in and said she was embarrassed for him. Another said she thought he was setting up an insanity defense. He's a real 'trip'!
Thought you might like to see the sign I made for my office door. It used to be outside, when we were upstairs. I'm rounding up other sayings I like and I'm going to make a set of signs to sell inexpensively. We need stuff that can be purchased 'now' - I'd like some 'impulse shoppers' to come in.
Graduated from Lake Park H S in Medinah, went to secretarial school, worked a few years, married and had 3 great kids. I have 2 grandsons, 4 grand dogs (Griffons)& 2 grand cats (Maine Coon). When my first 2 children were in grade school I was a professional volunteer, active in PTA, Elmhurst Children’s Theatre & Church stuff. I started a small business while expecting my third and have been working ever since. I'm a fibre artist combining cloth, yarn, and photography. Carolee Creations, Inc. is the corporate name - SewSweet Dolls was the first business. Portrait Pillows, Bags and more . . . is my latest venture, started in ‘98, after my husband died. My daughter and I make custom gift items incorporating photographs - purses, coasters, jewelry, ornaments, quilts, etc. I love going to work every day-my studio is full of fun things! I am in a serious relationship with Bob, a retired Psychology prof, since the beginning of the century. We are involved in activities at First Church and in Elmhurst. When we have time we like to travel. I take sewing classes when I can fit them in, recently learned to weave, and would like to draw and paint again someday.