Thursday, February 5, 2009

Balancing Act

I am full of excitement and plans right now, which means I'm INSANELY busy (but in the best possible way). I made a decision early this year to get serious about growing my business, BCharmer Designs, and I had the amazingly good fortune to meet Pam Corwin of Paper Scissors Rock on Inaguration Day. This woman is a phenomenally sucessful business woman and so of course, I attached myself to her like a barnacle to a rock. I have already learned so much, and I feel empowered towards success! Then I got an e-mail from a gallery/boutique owner in New York yesterday that was interested in showing a BCharmer Collection in their next rotation. So on Valentine's Day, and again in March, you will be able to see my work in person at the Genuine Artikle Gallery and Boutique in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York! Genuine Artikle represents street based artists in the underground scene and always has a varied collection of paintings and handmade goods that are unique and hip.

With all of that happening, I am pressed to remember to keep my balance. Balance requires practice and focus and so I turn to my little talisman, Ganesh, who watches me work every day. He is a great reminder to remember that there are other things in my life that also are important and that the whole package is the key to my success.

And for now, I'm off to eat a little, and sew a lot. Here are a few photos of my studio space; I always love to see where people work!


Anonymous said...

I love Ganesh! He watches over me too, and I lead a workshop where students make malas and chant to Ganesh. Oh Ganesh, I forgot about him today, and you have no idea how grateful I am that you reminded me.

And many wonderful kudos to you and your NY collection! Ahhhhh!

Colleen MacDonald said...

Thanks, Sam!

juglans said...

This is great news, my friend!

Katie said...

Congrat's on having your collection in a boutique! That's so exciting. It's daunting to grow a business, but so much fun at the same time. And if you can keep your balance (which I'm sure you'll do!) it can be so rewarding. Good luck!!

(On a side note, this is Katie from - typepad got too expensive for me so I have switched back to Blogger)

Colleen MacDonald said...

Thanks Blayne. And Katie, I'm glad that I found you again. I love your blog so much!

vadjutka said...

wow, such great news!! grats Colleen!!