Many of you following me here at fresh creations, know that the last year has been one filled with great adventures and amazing experiences that I have been documenting on our travel blog. During those many months trekking in Nepal, overlanding in India, and discovering South East Asia, I left the virtual shelves in my etsy shop completely empty. I couldn't really get my head around how I could keep the shop open and continue to customize my artwork. It was going to take time to figure out what the future of my shop would be if we were "unplugged" and and I was "studioless"
Surviving on the road for almost a year requires creativity — and a lot of help from family and friends to figure out how to do things at a distance, find ways online to do absolutely everything and survive without an address or phone number! It has been a real education, and for the most part completely positive. The bottom line is, there are solutions for almost everything and with a little bit of patience and only a few freak-outs, we have managed extremely well!
But back to my etsy shop ...
I missed it.
Puttering in my shop.
Interactions with my customers.
Walking to the post office every day to ship out orders.
But mostly being a part of something very meaningful. There is something terribly fulfilling about creating a piece of artwork (Ketubah) that celebrates the union of two people in love.
I know I am getting mushy, but it's the honest truth. Even with all of the amazing sights I was seeing, mountains I was climbing, museums I was visiting, experiences I was writing about, or photographs I was taking, I still missed the experience of being connected to so many weddings. I simply had to find a way to put that piece back into my life.
And I have.
I will now be able to create and customize my artwork from anywhere in the world and ship the final product to you wherever you are. As long as we both have an internet connection, we are in business! I am slowly restocking my shop with Ketubah designs and soon I hope to also add other items as well. Some will be printed items, and some will be pdf files that you print yourself. And I guess it will continue to evolve as I do.
I am glad to be back at it and I am looking forward to hearing from you, wherever you are!