16 years of creativity and community

Happy New Year! I am a sucker for that fresh start optimism that comes around every January. Sixteen years ago that new year feeling was part of the launch of K Art and Design, and since I’m fortunate to be celebrating another anniversary, I’m renewed by that positive outlook.

If there’s one thing that’s been constant throughout this entrepreneurial journey, it’s change. When I think back to when I began, I had this hope that eventually business would be predictable and therefore easier. What I’ve learned is that while work is impossible to predict, I can adapt. Resiliency is key!

I see many similarities between parenthood and being a small business owner. Both can just about consume all of your time in the early years, and they require a lot of quick thinking, creativity, learning on the job, and sleep deprivation. As soon as you think you have a schedule or see a pattern, everything changes again. Every stage has its celebrations, successes, and challenges.

It’s never easy, but I feel strongly that parenthood and entrepreneurhood (is that a word?) are incredibly rewarding experiences because it really is up to you to nurture these pursuits and help them to grow into something more than you had dared to dream.

Thank you sincerely for being a part of this journey with Tony and I. We look forward to continuing to grow together in 2018. If you need our help with a project or just some advice, we’re always just a phone call or email away.