Well, another week has flown by without any posts …
This time I have a very good excuse … my favorite scrapbook store is closing. Yes, the economy struck again.
I have to believe it is Michigan’s current economic state and not that fewer people are crafting — and shopping. I may be naive, but I find it hard to believe that something so important that brings joy to so many people could be diminishing.
Naive or not, I am here for the long haul. In addition to preserving memories, meeting wonderful people, making beautiful gifts and having a creative outlet, papercrafting is my therapy and I am not about to give it up. No ifs ands or buts about it! I will definitely be the last one in the room, waiting to turn off the lights.
Of course, without my store — OK, technically not my store, I mean I didn’t own it, but I spent enough time there to feel like I did — I am a teacher without a home.
Once I get back on my feet (after the shock of the store closing wears off and I put together some packets for other store owners), I plan to offer small classes at my house.
I am also going to be contacting stores in southeast Michigan to see if they can use my services. If that doesn’t work, I’ll spread my wings and expand the search.
And, I am also willing to design custom classes for small groups — scrapbooking, Cricut, cardmaking, home decor, Copic, heritage, mini albums — whatever you desire. I’ll even travel, as long as I make enough to cover my expenses.
There is no way I can give up teaching. It is too much fun. Besides, I learn quite a bit from my students and I love seeing their version of things. If I could make a career of teaching, I would — even if it meant living in an RV and traveling the country.
So, if you know someone who is looking for a teacher, please pass my name along.
If you’d like to contact me directly, my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. If you send me a message and do not hear back within a few days, please send it again or post on my blog or find me on Facebook. Sometimes things end up in spam folders and I miss them.
Thank you for reading!