Life – you crazy cat you. What happens when you take time to build a creative business; build the brand with fancy things like a blog, a twitter handle, a facebook account, etc. etc. – and then plans change? Do you scrap all the work? Do you close down the whole deal? I’ve wrestled that idea over and over when thinking about bridget&lucy – the biz – I promise not to scrap the two small peope that live with me who go by the same names 😉
I don’t believe bridget&lucy has hit the end of it’s journey. It’s in a resting phase. Mom and I jumped ALL in – with sewing knowledge (hers) and some tech saavy (mine) and went for it! We got to a point in producing clothes where we had to start finding more outlets to sell our clothing – crap! We didn’t know how to do that yet! SO – we decided with life as it was, we could produce our original designs as sewing patterns and sell them to sewing stores and digitally. So we went to Quilt Market – and it rocked! Awesome! Then, as ALL sewing pattern writers experience, we started dealing with people copying our designs and selling them on their own. Oy – not something we liked dealing with at all! (Am I right Art Moms and Rebekah Scott?) That being said, it’s the reality of being in the creativity biz.
SO – what’s next? We have a million ideas brewing and we’re just waiting for the next one to jump out at us – cause we’re not done! In the meantime I’m going to try and blog about the creativity that is going on right now – like knitting this adorable pattern by pink brutus for the girls –
Adorbs. I won’t be including the tattoos for them at this point :). Although I’m contemplating a new one for me. Another big something that has snuck into my life – Reiki! I’m now a level two certified Reiki pracitcioner. It’s amazing. Life is good people – LIFE IS GOOD!
What’s everyone doing to stay creative right now? Since I JUST took Christmas down(you can laugh) I’m having fun rearranging the house and decor.