It's already (only?) 2 weeks into the year and I've been rearranging everything. The website. The workshop. The pantry. The living room. My brain. You get the picture. I'm procrastinating. I've been wanting to do new things with the business and they are new and untested and therefore worth putting off until I feel all safe and risk free... ha.
This will be the 10th year I've been in business and now (now?) I've decided to share more about me with you. Just like when the curtain was pulled back on the wizard in "The Wizard of Oz" but with more cheerfullness. In the past I've wanted to convey the idea that I'm a company ( I'm Maurer AND Strange) and for a few years there in the middle I was. I had two fantastic full time employees and a huge new workshop and a plan to dominate and control the market! But then shit happened.. shit got real... enough for me to question my MO. I was seriously under serious pressure and not sleeping at night. It was serious.
I am a one-woman show. with contacts. Simultaneously simpler and more complex! For those who know me this is probably as revealing as Jodie Foster's coming out speech at the Golden Globes.
I can get a lot done in a week and I'm excited to actually start showing you exactly what I'm up to. For the love of it. Because life's short. Because I'm inspired. In general, topics will include upholstery, furniture designs, painting, screen-printing etc. It'll all just get chucked in here because I don't know where else to put it. I'm building a website for my paintings www.jodiemaurer.com because ( because because because because because..) I am still holding onto the dream that my art career is going to take off and the curators will need to look somewhere. "Maurer & Strange" has always been about creativity and helping you to express it whether it is through fabric choice, fabric design, furniture design, or through a hands on workshop and now I'm expressing myself through blogging. How 'Of the Now' of me ! Here's to mutual inspiration.