I was trusting the creativity I felt. I was trusting the direction I was feeling compelled to go in and I was trusting that no matter what, there was no back-up plan.
Forward was the only option....."
- Drew Emborsky, the Crochet Dude! Where Women Create
I just read that in the latest Where Women Create. Isn't that a great quote. I thought it was timely as the year ends and a new one begins. In 2012, I am heading back to Melange with many new experiences and inspirations under my belt and a new business name that represents my creative line of work.
Treasure Broker (my blog) represents who I am and is a description of the work I do (ie. the broker between buying and selling treasures), however, naming my business that would be the same as the President of a company naming his business, "President". It's a title, not a business or line of merchandise. I had to think of something fun that represented me and my creations.
Burlap and Bees came up and it stuck. It really makes sense for me. Burlap represents the style I work with; shabby-chic but more along the lines of salvaged, primitives, or industrial chic rather than the flowery or feminine shabby-chic and bees talked to many different things for me.
|Made by Susan from Melange|
I love the french bee and am drawn to items with that image. I have many pictures of the french bee taken in various places in Paris, where it is a strong, regal symbol of royalty there.
Most of all, I liked that it not only worked into the description of the work I do, but, is also personal to me. My mother's name is Bea.
|Chalk Drawing of my Mom in San Francisco 1979|
On my website, you will see things signed, Bee. That is a fictitious representation of the company, of me, of my mom, of my friends. "Bee" is the Ronald McDonald of Burlap and Bees.
|Linen seat cover that I stenciled the B&B image on.|
I love how it turned out.
Happiness, Health, and Success to all in 2012!