2015 was a year of unexpected turns and twists where at times I felt like I was swimming upstream. This year so far I feel like I have settled into a gentle current, one that I can trust.
If I haven't already shared with you, In December I moved into a new studio space (an upgrade from my backyard/deck operation) in South San Francisco. The studio is a special, sacred place where I first began scrubbing buckets and packing up wedding arrangements working for Studio Choo. It has a beautiful open layout with one wall of floor to ceiling windows and four sturdy worktables for designing. I share this space with two other creatives, my dear friend Katie of Eothen Floral and the inspiring Alexandra of The Merchant Home.
While I give The Little Petunia time and space to become what I one day hope it will be, I am also working in the corporate retail world for a lovely, intelligent team of people who have become like family. I'm making the most of my weekday train commute and early mornings and weekends to push The Little Petunia forward. While that doesn't leave a ton of room for 'free time' I am grateful things have turned out this way.
On the docket for us this year are several weddings (yay!); a few art project shoots with my goofy, talented friend Sarah; an overhaul of our 1,000 sq ft shared garden plot behind the studio; and at least two workshops at Lennie's B-Side Farm in Sebastopol.
As this looks to be a year of steady progress and growth, I am committing to posting updates here 1 x a week, every Monday. I was an English major in college, but I somehow still have a knack for run-on sentences and I absolutely hate writing a closing paragraph. Maybe my writing will get better with time. HA!
Till next week....