Monday, October 25, 2010


Here is a glimpse of what I have been doing the past few months. Although much time is spent creating these days, I do head outdoors as often as possible to fulfill that necessary connection.....

This is the start of a much needed resuscitation to this page. I have abandoned it a bit for some obvious (but not very good) reasons: busy-ness. To be honest, I was feeling a bit awkward here. Let me explain.....I am not shy. But, I am also very private. I have struggled with what to share here.....with what my intention is to create this space.

Please allow me to speak in all honesty:  It all started because I was starting a business and that's what everybody who starts a business does: create a blog. So I did. And I danced all around and in it. But one of the largest hurdles I have had to overcome is this idea of self-promotion. I am not a salesman. I am SO far from it that it is funny. I am even often accused of being too humble. But (there have been lots of buts in this post!) I have needed to come to terms with fulfilling two very necessary roles in my creative endeavor:  artist and businesswoman. Because I am. Both.
I am proud of my work.
I am proud of our business (integrity, ethics, growth).
I am incredibly proud of my own personal growth from the start of this journey.
And I am learning that there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

And so my intention here is to be comfortable with sharing my work and my artistic life and all that inspires me. I am incredibly visual, and also happen to have another love affair with photography, so I want to share more of what I see that infuses my life with creativity, inspiration and happiness. And also, some honest thoughts on growing a small business.

My desire is to allow others to see more of the faces (because this is 100% Norbert and I) behind blue hour designs. Because ultimately it is not only my designs that sets me apart from others, but also who we are, that gives meaning to the pieces we create.

I am back :)

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Petra said...

.....thanks for sharing... Wishing you all the best, Petra

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for your honesty in sharing your art and your self with us. Best wishes.

CrowNology said...

Welcome back...
Lovely photos!

blue hour designs said...

thank you all :)
sometimes it is awkward to put certain thoughts out there, but it WAS what I was feeling....

Cathi said...

Welcome back!! Fabulous photos! :)

blue hour designs said...

Thank you very much Cathi :)