As some of you who know me personally, you will know that throughout my time as a glass and community artist, I have continued to work a part-time job.
It’s only a few hours, and my boss has been a dream to work for, allowing me to be flexible on my hours, my days, etc depending on the needs of MY business; as long as I was looking after what I do for his.
But the time has come to finally step out fully on my own. I’ve talked about it, I’ve planned it, I’ve even started training someone before.
But then the pandemic hit, and for various reasons, the training stopped. I had to re-evaluate my business to survive the lockdowns, as nearly everything I did was in person. Workshops, events, or selling via galleries, which were of course, closed.
We’re now at the new normal, and still in uncertain times I guess. However, I have never felt so sure of anything in my life, and as of the start of September, I am going to be fully self-employed. No pesky little part-time job getting in my way (joking, it’s been a lifeline really)
There’s been changes to what I make, changes to the studio, new equipment and most importantly probably – a new mindset.
There’s a few people to thank that have helped me a long my way, somehow – but I am ready! So I am going for it, and the countdown is on!
Wish me luck!