Along with the usual resolutions (eat less, move more etc.), the big one this year is to focus on Gilbert and Stone and making and selling my work. I’ve really enjoyed the past year pootling along making things and setting up shop and I’d love to grow that part of my work/life. Though I’ve spent little time on promotion, sales have been steadily coming in and my mother’s frequently used phrase keeps ringing in my head ‘just think what you could do if you really tried!’
So, I’m really going to try: first up a new range of wall art (details to follow) and improved photography for everything in my shop. Second: opening up new sales channels. I’m lucky enough to live close to a number of gorgeous independent shops so I’ll be sending them info and I’ve got my eye on a couple of websites I think would be perfect for the new improved Gilbert and Stone!
I’m not normally one for inspirational quotes, but this one’s a goodun:
‘Life and business is what you make of it. The only person who can make a difference to your life is yourself’.
I'll leave you with a lovely pic, taken on our trip to Scotland last summer.