Sorry for the blog absence in the past days – in Spain, the gift giving craziness has just started as we celebrate the Three Wizard King’s day on January 6; so, we have customers and friends coming to purchase jewelry and magickal stuff to give on that day, and we have been ultra busy :).
Thinking that this is the last post of this year puts me in a reflective mood for a moment, and makes me wish I had a little more time to write a beautiful, insightful post on what 2010 has been for us – as every year, there have been many low and high points to reflect about. Events through the year have taught me to have a little less faith in others, but a lot more faith in ourselves. We’re still just as broke as in 2009, but we’re closer to self-sufficiency than a year ago. We have passed the 1000 sale Etsy milestone, but we have also had to deal with new shops ripping off our ideas time and time again. I didn’t meet half of my 2009 resolutions, like making more time for dollmaking, but I reached goals that I thought were unreachable, like having one of my photographs bought for a book on Voodoo. I am very satisfied that this year I have improved my painting skills more than ever in my life, but I have not had the time to work on a thousand other crafts that I’d love to explore much more, like leatherwork, spinning or sculpting. I finished our first ezine, but now I’m wondering when I’ll have time to work on issue #2. 2010, as I’m saying goodbye to you, I am also saying Thank You and I Loved It. It was a great ride, and I hope 2011 is just as fun! To all our readers, friends, customers and followers worlwide – Happy New Year! Cliché as it may be, our adventure wouldn’t be possible without all of you – thanks so much for being there!!!
I thought it would be fun to choose one picture for every month on 2010 from my Flickr, so here they are: