So much to share, so much gratitude to express...more of that to come soon! I'm still getting used to having a blog, so I get behind in sharing the process of this crazy ride. And it is indeed, a crazy ride.
I ran across my introductory email that I sent out a little over a month ago to dear friends and colleagues. Has it only been a month? Feels like years! I apologize if you weren't included on the original list. It just means your email somehow didn't make it in the bunch (likely due to organizational error) Send me an email via the contact button if you would like to be added to my mailing list!
Anyway, I wanted to post it on my blog because it sums up nicely why I am doing this. It will be a reminder to me as to where and why I started all this in the first place. It's my little manifesto of sorts. I hope all is well with everyone! Thank you for your presence in my life. Enjoy!
Sent: September 12, 2010
Katie Murphy, here. This is my business email! If you are receiving this, it means that you have had an impact on me and have touched my life. Whether we have been lifelong friends, met in school, at work, during a theater production, briefly at a recent art fair; whatever it may have been, I am grateful for you. I have some exciting news to share with you, and am inviting you to celebrate with me for I believe it is the people that come into our lives that shape us. Therefore, this is a celebration of you too!
For as much as I have resisted art in hopes of having a more "practical" existence (yes, yes, I know, terrible stereotypes - note the quotation marks), I can't shake my inherent need for daily creativity, self-expression and art making. I can't help but think there IS someone out there doing what I want to do. It is time to start creating the life I want. What do I want? To create, to communicate in a variety of ways, to help people, to get people wondering, to inspire, to be inspired.
I am ecstatic to announce that my new business, Just Wondering Through; art to inspire, is the vehicle for starting down this path.
Just Wondering Through focuses on providing quality, inspirational art, designed to make you think, make you laugh, make you feel...I currently have a variety of pieces for sale, and am also accepting commissions. I have many ideas for the future of the business, but am very open to how the path is unfolding thus far, and curious for the opportunities that lie ahead.
Please check out my website: www.justwonderingthrough.com. Tell your friends and family, and please feel free to provide feedback. We are all in this together and can learn from each other. For the month of September, I will be offering a $5 coupon for all prints ordered to those who provide the password: "live the life you love." Either send me an email, or use the "Contact" button on the website to order. An online store will be coming soon!
Thank you for being on this journey of life with me, and for being a support as I embark on my newest adventure as an artist and business owner. I am very excited! Can you tell? Let's keep in touch!