Monday, June 18, 2007

I am adaptable

I think this is one of the best traits for success in life or business. I can change my mind about things if need be. But I wasn't made this way, I learned this skill over time. I still start out with plans and ideas that I think I will see through to their conclusion, but along the way if I have to shift I will. I will research the heck out of the new direction, but I have no inclination to stick to a game plan just because that's how the adventure started.

I had wanted to open a shop in downtown Lowell to showcase all my goods, plus vintage items and the handmade goods of other artists. But after exhaustive research revealed that wouldn't be feasible, I switched my idea of what my shop would be into 1) An online biz + 2) A studio + 3) Doing craft shows.

So when construction on the studio I am waiting to rent was delayed and delayed again, and a good friend told me she had the idea to get a temporary studio in the main building, I slowly came to see that this was a good compromise. I will be taking a studio for the short term in the main building until Mill A is ready, and all my things will already be there for the moving!


  1. Wait! When was moving into your studio delayed again? I thought you were all kinds of set. In fact, this weekend when I was at renegade, I kept thining "Liz is moving today!"

  2. Right? That's how it was supposed to go :( But the City of Lowell wouldn't release the building permit so the work stopped and we have all been on pins and needles waiting to hear the new timeline.

    Meanwhile I am glad to have the time to recoup from the wedding weekend and work on some other projects that have nothing to do with crafts and such :)

  3. well, its a good lesson to learn to take things in stride... maybe you'll like the main building...

  4. Awww, that's too bad about your original studio. But now you can have 2 studio-warming parties! I'll bring my famous artichoke heart squares!

  5. I'm glad things are moving forward again. Thinking good thoughts and preparing to stab certain city officials if necessary!

    (...did I say that last bit out loud? damn.)

  6. I am sure this is the right thing to do. I admire your courage and adaptability.

    And I love you, Mom

  7. Hi. I just stumbled across your blog, and I love your work, especially the magic you work with polymer clay. This looks like a beautiful work space. I hope you'll be working in that glorious stream of sunlight before you know it, and that having waited so long will only make it more precious to you.

  8. Thanks everyone, very much! I'm moving into the temp studio July 1st with my first Open Studio on Saturday the 7th!

    Sandra, the main buliding is fine, but I still have the biggest crush on my original studio :)

    Maia, you are so much fun, I wish you lived not 3000 miles away!

    Liz the other, I didn't hear nothing!

    Mom, you are the best, always

    Cozy Sister, thanks for such positive words of encouragement! And for adding me to your blog roll. Your blog is super!

  9. Thank you very much, and thank you for adding me as well.