Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Closed For Business

I've made a huge decision regarding the business this week.

As you can tell by my blogging recently there has been a lot about me but nothing to really promote my glass art. That's because there hasn't been any. No that I haven't wanted to create, I have, it has just been in other avenues.

I have realized that I need to close down my glass bead business. Unfortunately it has become a millstone round my neck rather than something that I love. I love glass, I love making things with glass but there is something missing in my heart.

That may solely be down to my grief process and dealing with the issues following my miscarriages. There is something however in there about my attitude to money and how that becomes an overwhelming reason to create. Given what I long to create has meaning a purpose this is clearly unhelpful. I am also lucky in that I have a well enough paid job that I don't have to earn through glass.

I have learned how to be skilled in craft, I now know that I need to find my voice as an artist.

I don't know what I will do with the blog. Whether I will stay chatting in blog world or whether I will disappear here too. All I know is that there is something more to what I need to create and being tied to glass beads prevents me from doing it.

I would like to thank you all for your love and support recently



  1. oh hun, it's a shame but I know how you feel, you seem positive though, can't wait to see what you do next

  2. Hi Julie

    Thanks for your kind comments on my blog and your helpful advise about the weather... we will be staying in Dartford. I think someone else said layers was the key to this time of year... it is the same in New Zealand really but just the other way around (getting cooler)

    I am sorry to read about your decision to close down your glass bead business. It is hard when creativity starts being a bind.

    Good luck with your next creative venture and thanks so much again for your weather advise.



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