Saturday, December 10, 2011

Taking a Break to Enjoy Life

As my baby is growing so is his need for his mom to actively spend time with him.

As much as I tried to make it work, designing bespoke invitations is taking to much time and energy I should dedicate to my family or to my personal growth as an artist. So, after considering it for a while and receiving some healthy advice from my dear friend Laura, the decision has been made: I AM NO LONGER TAKING ORDERS FOR CUSTOM INVITATIONS.

I will continue to make the designs I already have and even customize them to match your event. However, I will no longer dedicate hours, days and weeks to start a new design concept from scratch. I simply do not have that time, and I hate engaging in something I know it will take me too long to complete.

Also keep an eye on my blog as I have a ton of never published designs to show you and, time permitting, I will feed my creative spirit by designing new couture invitations.

My new life starts tomorrow with attending this Christmas decoration party. It feels incredibly well to know I will be able to take my son for his daily strolls without stressing out that I have 3 more designs to complete before Christmas.
I can't believe I almost gave up my son's first Christmas tree, his first birthday party, my 30-year-party. I never made any baby announcements, any room decorations for my son, no scrap book of his first 9 months and the list could go on and on. I promised a little girl I would paint her room walls and haven't done it yet.
Hopefully I will hang out with my girlfriends more, take better care of my family's meals, pamper myself, finish all those creative projects I set aside for "when I have time" and have a Christmas tree for the first time since we moved into this apartment. 

Of course I will complete those projects I have already engaged into, so, if you have booked a place on my list, you're still in.

Thanks, Laura, I owe you a big deal for helping me finally make this decision. From where I was standing I couldn't see it clear.


Anonymous said...

Good luck Meda with your decision and I really hope you will find the time to do all that you envision you self doing with your "spare time". I know from experience that there is not enough time to do it all especially when you have a little one at home, but knowing the energy you put in your projects I'm positive that you will make it count.
I can't hardly wait to see the designs you have in store for us and please don't give up on making new ones for your boy's first year anniversary or any other important moment of your family life.

Carol Ann said...

Enjoy your time with your family it's important you do not miss the precious time with your little one they grow up so so quickly. A brave decision but the right one.
Have a fun filled family Christmas!
Carol Ann xx

Myrna said...

What a huge decision but I think you and your friend Laura are right. Your son will not remember the invitations you made but he will remember the time the two of you spent in play.
Have a wonderful New Year and I hope this first Christmas will be amazing.