So this happened last Thursday, a Private View which was super exciting. But more exciting because my work was selected to be a part of the #CSMwindows exhibition showcasing a variety of creative outlets by independent artists/designers. I did a digital print textiles short course about 5 years ago, which was the spring board for my business and concepts around the visibility of women of colour in fashion.
I had been feeling rather flat about how the business was progressing. So this came at the right time, a little booster in the right direction especially as there had been over 800 applicants, so I did feel honoured to have been selected.
So, reflecting and contemplating as ever, I have decided, post summer holiday, that I will commit to spending X amount on hiring someone who can help me with both a digital marketing and social media strategy. Otherwise nothing is going to change.
Having a conversation with a good friend the other evening, who is also a creative and incredibly entrepreneurial, allowed to to put the many thoughts in my head into perspective.
Ultimately I need to manage my own expectations and reestablish my own aims and objectives. Whilst allowing my creative outlet to flow is essential, I need to start building a team around me to help get better brand recognition. What is the point of this otherwise? I do love being creative but there is purpose behind this, which is to spread a message.
Anyway a huge thank you to CSM for choosing me again and giving me a confidence booster; I am looking forward to what the future holds.