Flashback – Where I First Started Creating….

Clearing out my media discs, trying to sort and organize – I came across these photos

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Oh my goodness…

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I am getting antsy looking at these-   SO congested!

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At the same time, I REMEMBER….

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I started my finishing business, Fabulous Finishes,  as a mom of a first and second grader.  My husband was supportive –  he let me,  multiple times,  leave home and skip across states to take week long finishing courses,  where upon I’d return home to my  STUDIO-

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My studio was in our basement – a very cool basement but I’d say 95% finished…..   I had no where to set up except in this corner of our furnace room –

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Can you believe, I had all this crazy stuff within feet of the furnace?   That plywood board, below, was where I’d clamp my sample boards, and devise new finishes for potential clients…

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Often, my daughter would sit on the floor and create art with her paints…

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And now I come to work here…

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Crazy.

God is really amazing….

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6 responses to “Flashback – Where I First Started Creating….

  1. Carol Carrasco

    Thanks for sharing this as I’m currently working out of my basement and garage…they look very similar to your pictures. I always feel like I should be more organized but I always get so caught up creating I leave a trail behind me. I would love to have a shop but am probably too old to realize that dream so I really enjoy watching your shop grow…I can just imagine all the hard work that has gotten you to this point…and God’s grace of course.

    • Carol – its hard to get ‘organized’ if you’re working in a small space, it so easily gets ‘filled up’ and then over piled – not like we dont know whats where, right? just can be a little overwhelming…. but like you said, in the end it doesnt matter – you’re too busy letting go, and creating! I will add,
      there were definite advantages that I had working from home – starting with overhead (lol) –

  2. Mainely Vintage

    Patty… You have so many achievements! Loved looking at this and thank you for all of your inspirations.

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  3. Amazing! Thank you for the inspiration! Some of us just starting out are still working out of our crazy corners ! Seeing how a wife and mother can have it all is just what I needed to see today! I know you have worked hard to get where you are ! Enjoy your blessings! Thanks again for constantly reminding me to dream big! T

  4. it is possible, Tina – and the beauty of starting small is the key when you’ve got more mommy responsibilities – for a mom, that will always trump anything else – being able to sneak away and let that creativity out, while still being at home, was a win win – and all those times I could have them join me , even with their friends, and make it ”fun’ – while still working – awesome! Keeping creating!

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