While I really do cherish every chance I get to share and sell my work, some days I really get reminded of why I'm so lucky to do what I do. I've been working on my creative business since 2008. It's been an immensely interesting ride, I've experienced lots of highs and lows, growing pains, a few awkward stages, and have been a part of many amazing ideas and events. Lately, I've been thinking a lot about the longevity of my business, and where it may take me in the future, which leads me back to why I'm feeling so lucky... yesterday, I was touched when a local non profit called Parks and People contacted me to see my work. One of their directors, who has been there for 20 years, is getting ready to embark on a new chapter in her life, and they wanted to gift her with a locally made piece of jewelry to honor and commemorate her service and time spent here in Baltimore at their organization.
Parks &People Foundationis dedicated to supporting a wide range of recreational and educational opportunities; creating and sustaining beautiful and lively parks; and promoting a healthy natural environment for Baltimore.
Living in the city, I relish anytime spent outdoors, amongst nature, and am grateful that there are folks out there who are doing good work like this! The ladies I met with took great care in picking out a piece, and were so thoughtful in selecting what they knew would best suit the occasion and their coworker and friend's taste. I'm so pleased and honored to be a part of such a wonderful celebration of dedication and devotion. I hope to experience more days like these, they certainly are a blessing, and maybe someday, I'll even experience my own 20th work anniversary!