Like many, I’ve spent most of my life chasing success, approval and happiness. And like many, I’ve been left feeling bored, empty and unfulfilled.
I spent the past 2 years barely hanging on to a rapidly growing business. I was fortunate, I was creative, I was fulfilling my dreams. Except, I wasn’t. I was stressed. I was irritable. I was constantly in fear of the moment all the balls would drop. And mostly I was always a little bit sad. I was forced to shift from an artist to a businesswoman and I didn’t like it. I didn’t have time to create. I had to start outsourcing other artists to keep up with the new design demands. I suffered. And sadly, my brand suffered.
I got caught up in the whirlwind. It was time for some soul searching.
I knew I needed to radically shift my mindset. I realize instead of looking outward, I needed to start looking inward. I mean, really digging. I decided I had to let go of everything that was no longer serving Children Inspire Design, my creative self and my family. The most profound moment in this shift was when I stopped making decisions based on what others would think, and instead chose to base my decisions on how I felt. I narrowed my mission. I decided to create a strict set of criteria that all my artwork had to fall under in order to be Children Inspire Design worthy.
A design has to do one or more of the following:
-Inspire children to have compassion for the earth and all who inhabit it.
-Teach mindfulness and/or emotional intelligence
-Foster curiosity for world cultures/languages
-Cultivate little Global Citizens
So, my commitment to you for 2016 is this- I promise to dig deep within my creative self to design some real, meaningful, educational artwork for your little global citizens that will not only be sweet on the eyes, but also provide a bit of brain food for your littles. Your children deserve to know all they can about the big wide world of ours. It’s my pleasure to create art for you to use as the starting point.
It feels good to be clear and focused. I’m excited to get to work-