What a whirlwind it has been around here. As many of you know the CSD offices moved almost all the way across the country from Boston, Mass to Phoenix, Arizona back at the end of June. Our official reopen date was July 5 but of course the best intentions sometimes don't really matter worth squat :-)
So I'm slowly reintroducing items back into my Etsy shop and materials are beginning to roll in to get me back on track with creating!
However...Here's the Skinny
As many of you may know I fancy myself a writer. As even more of you may know I wrote a novel a couple years ago and would like it to be published and sold to the general reading public. My intention is to flip-flop my business so once my writing takes a publishable turn, I intend to focus on it full time and faux will only be a part time endeavor.
Now you may be saying, 'well geez Jenn, you haven't updated the blog since March so how is this not part time now?' and that's an excellent question. My client installations in-home really took front and center stage before the move and it allowed me little to no flexibility in creating the smaller pieces. Here's an example of a space that was completed before leaving Boston:
Gorgeous right? I completed the paint on the walls (plaster upper [including some skim-coat repair work] & wainscot), ceiling, trim, and radiator cover. Their walls were this pukey periwinkle color before and really didn't go with the house at all. Now it really flows from space to space, feels totally spa like due to the client's new textile selections, and they couldn't have been more pleased with the final product! Me either honestly :-)
In addition to wall installations I also have school taking up a good portion of time still. Going well but there sure is a lot of reading!
So What Now?
Now I can bring the company back to life. Over the next 4-6 months I'm intending to complete some furniture refinishing, an installation or two, perhaps some graphic artwork and a cool new finish option called Giani Granite that I simply can not wait to try out.
The Granite is going to be something that I hope to utilize in commercially accessible art pieces as well as on the counter tops of a lot of client's homes. Stay tuned, especially for my review of the product in general -- I plan to tackle a couple free standing pieces in the next couple weeks.
It feels good to be back!