What I know!

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After another inspirational We2 breakfast meeting (http://networkingmontreal.com) I was motivated to do a blog post in their theme of the day “What I know”. There were so many inspiring ideas by so many dynamic women this morning. The big idea that I hold onto after all these years making jewellery, arts & crafts and Art is “Never Give Up!”. I have been making wire jewellery for 22 years. After getting my Fine Arts degree I worked in graphic design for one year then realized that I never wanted to be under the creative thumb of a boss. I left my job, my friends and my apartment in Toronto for a new life in Montreal.I began by selling on the street and over the years have sold to boutiques and at craft shows. All the while I took on part-time jobs to supplement my income, many of them creative (teaching art, doing crafts at birthday parties, educating in a daycare). It’s only in the last two years that our business has taken off thanks to the internet and social media. Although paying off our mortgage is a perk, I have the same degree of creative satisfaction that I have had for the past 22 years. I never questioned what I was doing all these years. I just knew I wanted to do something creative. It’s all about doing what you love and being true to yourself and your passions. Never give up on what you love. That’s what I know! 

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One thought on “What I know!

  1. Your well balanced commitment to creativity and fun are what enhance your unique talents. Couple that with the fact that you remain so very supportive and inspired by all the creativy and arts that surround you, pays it all forward and inspires us all. Thanks for being the wonderful talented being that you are! A fan and friend forever. X

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