Looking back at 2009 in My Personal Artist Custom Invitations Studio, I reflect on all of the positive growth and blessings we had. First, I am truly grateful and feel so fortunate to again work with my husband James EVERY DAY in the studio. And LOVE working with my mother Pam, she hand tears edging, scents stationery, hand sparkles and hand ties the best bows ever!! Oh and we love the cakes and treats she brings into the studio!
My Personal Artist celebrated 11 years in business this year! Hard to believe, I know. You can certainly say we are pioneers in the custom, handmade invitation industry as only about 7 of us were online back then. (In the beginning I started our website on a free area AOL offered, then bought the domain name in 2000 and built our own site.)
2009 brought the most lovely clients yet! However, we are THRILLED to have started a fan page on facebook and see MANY of our fabulous past clients finding us now. I created many new custom hand painted motifs for clients this year. My personal favorite the hydrangea for JoAnn. And my favorite custom invitation design is Jillian’s moss filled box invite with the hand painted Italian statue.
Facebook and Twitter allowed me to connect personally with many OUT OF THIS WORLD wedding vendors and wedding industry greats. Wow. I adore all of you and I am truly grateful to have such great new friends.
We were recently named ONE of the “BEST OF 2009 WEDDING ECO-FRIENDLY DESIGNERS & VENDORS”! In 2010, we will continue to offer 100% recycled papers, wind mill manufactured papers, cotton letterpress invitations, tree free save the date cards and recycle all scraps of paper. We will also continue to buy and have trees planted!
This new blog *a wedding sketchbook* will continue to fill with my colorful inspiration boards weekly! Please bookmark us and check in daily!
Thank you all for your blog, fan, and/or twitter love! We are grateful for you! We wish you all a very HAPPY and HEALTHY NEW YEAR!!! xoxoxox