2013 was a year of big change for me. I left my job as a secretary to take The Heated full-time at the end of June. I’ve been trying to figure out how to get money without having a boss ever since my first job, kitchen staff at Round Table Pizza. Well, I finally did it and it is awesome!
That’s not to say that everything was amazing in 2013. There’s no change without effort and sometimes effort hurts. I’ve had some real failures this year and it’s taught me a lot. I put a few stinkers out this year and damn it, I’m glad I did because it taught me a valuable lesson: test things before you release them! So, now I do that. There have been countless tiny failures along the way and it’s only gotten easier to see them for what they are, tiny indicators of what might actually work.
That’s not the only thing I learned this year. I also learned how to paint signs by taking a course at New Bohemia Signs. I’ve been using it less for signs and more for screen printing stencils. Consider this “Thank You” card that will be widely available so very soon.
I’ve got more to say about this year but let’s not get too weighed down in words when all I really want to do it thank everyone who helped my this year. There are so many of you! I’ve also got so many ideas for this coming year for new designs and products so I’m heading into my slow season fired up for this phase of product development. It’s the artsiest time of the year!.