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.