I'm in Tahoe! The sun is warm up here and with no snow it was perfect for a mini photo shoot. It was bitter sweet. I hate not seeing the snow but oh heck, let's take advantage of this weather. The high today 55 degrees. Yikes! Winter come back!! Bring us snow!!
I can't believe how quickly time has flown by! Last year at this time I had no idea I'd be creating an educational line with my art work leading the way. Who would have thought all my doodling and card making would put me in alignment to starting my own business.
I also never thought I'd complete a children's book with my kookie traveling pals, Shrimp n' Lobster. Every time I look at them I crack up. I can't wait for all of you to see for yourselves. Shrimp n' Lobster are a fabulous reminder to me. The amount of work I put into this book flowed out so easily, the artwork was never something I HAD to do, it was something I enjoyed doing. Time didn't exist. Does that make sense? I enjoyed every little bit of this creative process. And that goes with Catch The Cuteness too! It's lovely to see fresh eyes look at my line and crack a smile.
One thing I know for sure is that it takes guts to start something new especially if you have never made your own tracks before. I have a huge support group that help guide me on my way which has made this journey unbelievably rewarding and calmed the fear that comes up every once in a while...well, a lot. Hell I always ask myself, what am i doing!!? I've never done this before! Well, I'm learning, and I'm learning big time. Thank goodness for a surprise email I received from a customer who got one of my Adult T's as a gift. (the adult T isn't online yet) It made my year! How amazing was it that she took the time to write me a little note. What a magical moment for me. Thank you! I hope I continue to make people smile as they look at my under the sea creatures. This is all in celebration of 2014. What a year!!
As for 2015 I look forward to being at the San Francisco Gift Fair in February and taking to the road by sharing local explorations. Sounds like fun and I can't wait! I will also be submitting my Shrimp n' Lobster book to a Publisher. I'm excited, nervous and letting go has never felt so good! I'm sure as things move forward I will come up with other fun ideas to share Catch The Cuteness. In the meantime I will share a cute photo of my cat MOMO! He cracks me up all the time. It's true, he's cute, he runs around and sometimes I catch him. Talk about Catch the Cuteness!!
Momo dressed up and looking his best! Happy New year!!! Rawrrgrrah!
Charlotte Rygh lives in the big town, small city of San Francisco. Mother nature is her favorite form of entertainment... Well, that, and a good movie.