The shop is closed. It is closed. It is closed. (Can I get an amen?)
It’s been a few very frenzied days (weeks?) around here involving late nites (like 2am late), lots of last minute hiccups, rushing, and a lot of hard work to get all the orders out and shipped. The shop, the dear dear shop, went out with a bang. It sold out of almost all the inventory and we shipped nearly 2700 products in the last month alone. 2700 products in one month, friends.
Whew! My helpers and I are tired.
But I am so joyful to have it end with such enthusiasm and with so many goodies heading out for Christmas gifts. I can’t thank you enough for your support of the shop all of these years. And I can’t thank you enough for supporting my decision to take it in a new direction.
– The shop will actually reopen in Feb 2012, but we’ll only have matted prints and greeting cards and the occasional batch of original paintings. Keeping it simple, friends, and I am crazy excited about that.
– The ebooks and ecourses aren’t going anywhere and will remain for sale.
– The gift + home decor products aren’t going anywhere either. My licensing partners and I are going strong with some awesome products in the works. Although I will no longer sell them in my online shop, you’ll still find them in stores nationwide as well as online vendors. I’ll have a sneak peek soon of many many new products that will debut at the Atlanta trade-show in January!
– This blog isn’t going anywhere. One of the reasons I decided to scale back the shop was so that I could reclaim this space for more writing and stories, so be on the look out for a blog make-over soon!
The truth? I am nervous. I am excited. I am uncertain. I am a tiny bit stressed. I am curious of what it will birth. These are things I haven’t felt in a long time (when it comes to my work) and I’m just going with it – trusting it will lead me to all things I want more of: time with my family, more art, more writing. We all have to take our own leaps. This is a big one for me, financially. But I just know in my bones the reward will be the greatest gift.
So with that, I’d like to say a bravo, a cheers, a farewell to the shop. And a huge thank you to you. More soon..