No Sense of Urgency
"I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit.
"No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't. But there was going to be when I began it. It's just that something happened to it along the way."
...from Winnie the Pooh
Michelle and I have decided that we will not be reopening Wee Folk Art Market Place. And, we will be phasing out our sponsorship program. When we first started Wee Folk Art, we thought of it as a business adventure, with a shop being our ultimate goal. We were headed down a path and didn't question our destination.
As crazy as this may sound, I think it was our immediate success that made us reevaluate. All of a sudden we went from being very busy to being swamped. If Wee Folk Art took up a lot of our time before, the Shop consumed us. Although a month may not sound like enough time to make a decision, I think Michelle and I both knew in our hearts that this wasn't what we wanted to do before we even opened the shop, but we needed to open the shop to realize our dreams had changed. Does that make any sense?
I suppose the past couple of weeks with my parents helped us reach our decision. Although it has been a difficult time, Michelle and I have enjoyed the lack of urgency we usually feel. I has been so nice having more time to ourselves and families by "unplugging" from the demands of Wee Folk Art.
Have you ever discovered an awesome blog only to discover they stopped blogging months or even years ago? It's very disappointing. Or, even worse, follow a blog that simply closes down? We can feel like we lost a dear friend. We don't want that to happen here. Michelle and I love Wee Folk Art. We love sharing with our readers. We don't want to reach the point where we feel like we have to walk away.
So... what do we do with Wee Folk Art now that we no longer have business aspirations? Well, I expect it will look much the same, with perhaps slightly fewer entries... we will share crafts, Michelle will share some curriculum. Also, I love to write. My blogging experiences began with a little blog named One Generation to Another. This blog was...
"a gift of love to my children and grandchildren. It was, in part, my legacy to them. But, it was also my way, hopefully, of sharing with others the things that worked, and sometimes monumentally failed, on my quest to turn our house into a home. It was a cozy chat amongst friends, and it was meant to span the generations. Although often didactic in nature, I hoped readers found it lighthearted and amusing in tone."
Over the years I have missed One Gen. You can expect to see more of my stories :)
Wee Folk Art is now just a little PERSONAL blog, created by a mother/daughter team, sharing things we find interesting and personally "blog worthy" :) We hope you continue to find inspiration and share in the community that was evolved here.
BTW... In case you are wondering what in the world are we going to do with all the supplies in our shop... starting this fall, we are going to be doing "Mom's Night Out" and children's workshops, and the shop will be open during those times. So, we will still plan to run our shop, we just won't be doing online sales.
Tomorrow, we will be back in the saddle. We will finally share our latest pattern and directions for our Big Gnomes for Little Hands :) See you then!