Often at craft shows or at the farmers market, I’ll get asked these very smart questions, or a variation on them: Why would I buy art yarn? What can I do with it? Why would I buy it from you, and not from a more well-known company? These are really good, honest, thoughtful questions. I […]
Crunching Numbers, Data, and Desires January is a funny time for me in my fibery biz. The first part is all about reviewing the year that just passed, and looking over what worked and didn’t – and what I can learn from those facts. I have a routine where I write out ALL the numbers […]
The Ripple Effect: continuing and spreading results of an event or action. The Butterfly Effect: the phenomenon whereby a minute, localized change in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere. Similar concepts, just varying with implied scale. Despite that, both are applicable to explore as artists or creative people. Art does not occur […]
It’s that time of year again! “What time is that, Christiane?” …time to get focused for the New Year, of course! Yaaaaayyyyy! First order of business: Word of the Year. This is something I do every year, and I find that it sets the tone for the year to come in amazing […]
Imbolc is over for the year but the metaphorical fires ignited during that time are still burning brightly for me. I did some deep soul searching during the beginning of the month, joined a SAL, and had a brainstorming session with a friend and colleague turned accountability partner that I am really thrilled about.
I’ve been really deep in thought for a lot of my blog posts lately, as I’m sure you’ve noticed. That’s because I am in need of big changes in how I do things with Three Ravens. It’s not that I don’t LOVE what I do – but it is always important to reassess a business on a regular basis and be ready to implement the changes that make sense as you go along. This is nothing new for me; I have changed the way I do things here many times in this journey. Every change has been for the best! […]