Looking forward and anticipating an exciting & challenging year!

I have to admit...business was sloowwww right before the end of the year. I worried a little, but it was kind of nice actually though the timing worked out for a major life event for our family.  My stepfather passed away at the end of October.  He had a short hard battle with cancer.  

Steve was a person that I learned a lot from over the years.  He taught me a lot about construction, the timing of when you put in electrical, drywall, flooring, etc.  He taught me about painting and how to make a nice clean cut in around trim work.  He taught me about making sure that your conservative with your materials - NEVER WASTE anything! He taught me not to be scared to tackle anything - it can always be fixed, but just try it!

As I am sitting here working at my desk I looked at these two typographical art pieces in my office.  For some reason or another Steve popped into my head.  I actually think had I not had him as part of my life as an early adolescent I would not be doing what I am doing today for a career.  He inspired me to move forward and try things that I am not sure I would have had the guts for had he not shown me the "on the job" skills I learned from him.

The other day my daughter & I went to the Rose Bowl Swap Meet & we found some pretty fantastic things!  I stumbled upon some fabric for a client of mine that honestly...we've been in a bit of a road block!  Finding the fabric was inspiring and brought the whole house together - completely & totally!  Just one vintage linen fabric!  It's made me reflect on these two art pieces in my house, just thinking to myself how lucky I am that not only do I love what I do, but most days it makes me so HAPPY!  Thanks Steve for all you taught me!  Love you always!