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new doors…

October 14, 2012

sorry laura… i know this post will make you cry. but i had to write it.

a call to life

laura and me

there was once a day when the ending of one opportunity would have devastated me. especially if that one opportunity was a really good thing. but i have since learned that the closing of one door usually leads to the opening of something even better. i don’t understand exactly how that is possible. it. just. is.

so it is with bittersweetness that i am sharing this news with you. i said that there has been a lot of opening up in my life lately. change is in the air.

the store that i have worked so closely with for the last two years is closing it’s doors. a call to life’s very last day is today.

art show

art show

so many things have happened for me at a call to life. first of all, i made a very special business relationship with the owner laura. we not only work really well together, we have grown to be really good friends. those are the best kind of relationships. we have great synergy together. when we put our energy into something, magic happens. i need her… she needs me. it’s just a beautiful thing when you both have something to bring to the table that the other one doesn’t have.

art journaling workshop

becoming workshop

i held my very solo art show at a call to life. i sold a lot of artwork throughout the last two years (more than i have sold anywhere else). i met some of the most amazing women who came through the store!!! but my most favorite memories will always be the two amazing workshops that i held there. those workshops were miracles for me. dreams that grew into reality. and i can’t wait to do more. i know these days would have been impossible without laura and a call to life.

first art show

first art show

so yes i am sad to say goodbye to a call to life as i have known it. laura and i plan to continue to work together, just in different ways. we have a dream of one day opening up an art studio together. so who knows what is in store for both of us?

yesterday as laura was selling off the last of her inventory, the gallery owner from across the street wandered into a call to life. she mentioned to laura that she had always admired my work and wanted to know if i wanted to show my work in her gallery. and so opens a new door… a very different door. i am excited about showing in an actual gallery and what that could mean for my business.

art journaling workshop

workshop

sometimes you have to say goodbye to really good things in order to make room for even better ones. a call to life, i celebrate you and all that you have brought into my life. and i look forward to all of the new doors that are going to be opening up.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. October 14, 2012 6:45 pm

    Bittersweet, indeed.

  2. October 14, 2012 7:37 pm

    Good luck with your new gallery experience! Sounds like your time at “a call to life” was well spent.

  3. joanne permalink
    October 14, 2012 10:17 pm

    one door closes to make room for another door to open.How true!Good luck.Joanne

  4. October 15, 2012 4:28 pm

    Touching post! You keep the old in your heart and you go ahead for the new! Have a good start!

  5. October 16, 2012 8:12 am

    Oh no! I didn’t realize she was closing! (I live in COS, too). Bummer. But I agree, closing doors lead to a new evolution. Good luck to you!

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