Before becoming a mom, I received my B.A in Fine Art, and M.S. in Education. I was an elementary and high school art teacher for five years. After I had my first son, hubby and I decided that I would stay home to raise the children. I have loved every minute of it. And although I have been home, I have not let the grass grow under my feet. For the last eleven years, I have worked as a freelance artist and have volunteered my time in my children's school. I have done murals, sold many paintings, and created several projects for the Spring Arts Festival. Examples of my work can be seen on my other blogs, muralwizard.blogspot.com and cindyscanvas.blogspot.com.
Group Art Projects-Circle Paintings
A few months ago hubby lost his job, due to the bad economy. We were planning on opening a bagel shop and for three months we worked tirelessly, putting together a great business plan. A few weeks ago we presented our plan to the banks and were told that SBA 7(a) loans rarely give money to start-up businesses. And in this economy there was no chance of getting that loan. We learned an age old lesson, "It takes money to make money." We have temporarily put this dream on hold.
Now hubby is looking for a job. I am, also, gathering all of my resources to apply for an art teaching position(if one should arise). I love teaching and art and being a mom. I am hoping that I can put all three together.
We are also still very excited about our chalkboard business on etsy.com. We are selling our chalkboards and having fun working on it together!
We are hopeful that hubby can find a chef job soon and I can find a teaching job.
These are uncertain times. I'm not sure what the future will bring. I can only imagine that it will all turn out ok.
We are starting over, just as this blog is all about chalking it up and starting over.
for sale on etsy