Sunday, June 6, 2010

Starting All Over Again...


It's pretty obvious.
I have not been blogging.
Life got in the way...again...
for many reasons, too many to explore, but many of them good.
So that's what I will focus on.

And begin again.

Back track almost a year...


On a whim, after studying the Google Analytics for my Etsy shop, I decided it might be a good idea to shift the emphasis of Sunshine and Ravioli, to explore more bridal and special occasion custom work. I did not realize the wonderful, amazing, exhilarating ocean I was diving into head first (off of a very steep cliff). It has kept me extremely busy and I am so very thankful.


I love the work I am doing now and it feels right. I love working with brides- they are happy and excited and viewing the world with rose colored glasses for the most part and I like that. I know there are Bridezillas out there, but either they become that way much closer to the big day (perhaps my work happens before the real stress sets in) or they don't like my work (and that's OK too)...


I am grateful to have stumbled upon my niche, but that means the focus of this blog will also change slightly. The potential and possibilities of what can be done with a simple, beautiful piece of paper and some vintage inspiration intrigues me and I want to explore that. I hope you will join me...

Until next time,

12 comments:

Michelle Brunner said...

I totally understand about not blogging...I also just returned to blogging after a little break. Sometimes you just need it! Glad things are going well with you and you found a great niche! Best of luck to you:)

Jennifer said...

Steph....you are an AMAZING woman...full of talent, grace, and LOVE! You deserve the very best life has to offer and you will only be blessed by following your heart. HUGS!!!
Jenn

Judy said...

What a great niche, I love the direction you are going!

Kathy-Catnip Studio said...

Steph, I am so pleased to see you back in blogland - I've missed your wonderful posts and inspiration.

How perfect that your absence has led you to a new and joyous path!

Jan - Big Brown Dog Primitives said...

So nice to see you back again, Steph! And you're off on another adventure - can't wait to read more about it.

Jan

SunshineandRavioli said...

Hi Michelle-

You are so right- sometimes a break is just a necessity. It's nice to hear from another blogger who felt the same need.

Thanks for visiting-your work is beautiful! :o)

Steph

SunshineandRavioli said...

Hi Jennifer- You are always such a bright ray of sunshine! Thanks for making my new start glow! Hope you are doing well...

:o)

Steph

SunshineandRavioli said...

Thanks Judy! I feel really good about it...like it's what I am supposed to do.

Take Care-

Steph

SunshineandRavioli said...

Hi Kathy!
I've missed blogging but it was a necessary break. It's so good to "see" you again- hope everything is going great at catnip Studio!

Steph

SunshineandRavioli said...

Hello Jan! It's been so long! I hope everything is going well for you...love your avatar- so cute!

Stephanie

Holly said...

Your work is really beautiful and brides will appreciate it! I'd love to feature some of your designs on my wedding blog or my "home" blog.
Holly
Hip Weddings
504 Main

wedding invitation kits said...

Blogging burnout. So easy to get. These are so cute. I love the vintage look and feel. Absolutely inspirational.