Thursday, August 1, 2013

2 Years on - my journey so far

On August 1st 2011 I moved into my first Studio at Clevedon Craft centre 

I had no furniture just my old craft desk and a few paintings, 

I hung them on the walls and hoped people would come and look at them 

As time went on I bought new furniture and added to my tiny collection of paintings

I took a few tentative steps into teaching, in the room at the top of the barn. 2 of those first students are still regulars with me now

Someone at the centre left and there was a re-shuffle so I moved into studio 4b...  where I still am today

The bare bones were there but a lot of work ahead 

In January 2013  the Weston-super-Mare town Mayor officially opened my new studio 

And I introduced more regular teaching sessions

 I spent sometime earlier this year trying to attract more people through the door 

and set aside more space for me to paint

and this is where I am today,  a multi million pound business ( if only!) But I doing ok and  most of the time still loving it x

Heres to the next 2 years 

Janice x


  1. fabulous, I hope you have enjoyed your journey....I have certainly been thrilled to see your success

  2. Thanks for sharing Janice and all the best for the future ..... if we are ever down your way we will be sure to check out your studio :-)


  3. Doesn`t seem two years since you were taking that first nervous leap of faith that turned into a giant step forward.
    Well done and congratulations on your well deserved success.

  4. What a beautiful space to create your beautiful paintings in! I am so glad that you found the quilt tutorial helpful. I loved how your incorporated the pockets into the quilt!
    Here's to more inspiration, creativity and much success in your future endeavors!
    -The Crafty Camper Girl

  5. What a lovely journey through your last 2 years - here's to the next, it is inspiring to see passion and business flourish like this. Congratulations. Fiona

  6. Wow well done you! Very inspiring, love your paintings and love to see people follow their dream! Kristin

  7. Great to see how well you have done! Julia

  8. You are an inspiration - fantastic paintings, lovely studio and your passion for art shows in just how far you have come in the last 2 years - well done.

    Good Luck for the future. Julie