The Road Traveled
Happy 2012! Â I hope your holidays were wonderful, and that the new year is treating you well. Â It has been a lovely year so far, but before surging forward I wanted to take just a moment to reflect.
2011 was an exciting year here at Copper Leaf Studios, and ended with a record-breaking 350+ sales during the holiday season. Â That’s more than double the previous year, and needless to say quite a surprise! Â A few things fell by the wayside. Â Writing this newsletter, for example. Â Feeding my child. Â Sleeping. Â But all is good. Â Life has (at least temporarily) slowed to a more reflective pace, and all’s well that ends well, as they say.
There were lots of fun commission pieces that I’m looking forward to sharing over the next few weeks, but today is a day for looking backward. Â 2011 was an incredible year in so many ways. Â My artwork was featured on a TV show and aÂ book cover, I received lovely interviews onÂ Copper.org andÂ Etsy, and was commissioned to createÂ awards for the Cleveland Municipal Bar Association, the Council of Smaller Enterprise, Campus District, the National Science Foundation, and a handful of others. I finished two gigantic commissions, and lots of smaller ones. Â I’m not writing this to boast, but with a sense of gratitude and amazement — it’s easy to get so caught up in the swirl of day to day that you forget that you’ve actually accomplished something. Â And I am often guilty of being intimidated by the road ahead of me without fully appreciating the one I’ve already traveled.
So here is to what lies behind! Â And to appreciating the journey, no matter where you are.
Until next time,