It was the summer of 2008 and I decided to visit a new website some friends were talking about. It was way better than Ebay and essentially gave me the tools to start a small business. I'm talking about Etsy, and still today its a cornerstone of my design studio business. But that started the awesome journey, and now ten years later, here I am, still doing what I love. Honestly, I only recently felt like I know what I'm doing. That's the result of a thousand mistakes/lessons. I've been on lot's of deadend roads; I've learned whole new fields of expertise (sales, bookkeeping, etc.); and learned that I need to be ready to learn pretty much constantly.
I feel really good right now. I mean, I feel I have better handles on the message of the VGoT project, and better skills to produce them. There's some really neat organizing going on this year. We're making some sub-projects, like the Garden Signs, that will have some of there own labeling. There are a couple more coming, such as, "House Hold Posters," and the "Service Outfit" for community support posters.
All of that and more will be rolling out this year, and in that way, I celebrate Ten Years with "More Production!"