February 2, 2015

Sabbatical


Dear friends,

A note to let you know that I've decided to give myself a sabbatical. I'm closing my Etsy shop and this blog for an undetermined length of time. I thank you for supporting my work and sharing in this Sushipot adventure. Please do not be alarmed--all is well! I know this appears to be a sudden decision but it is one I have contemplated for a long while. In short, I want to give myself some room to work and grow as an artist. I have many ideas and projects that have been placed on the back burner due to time spent playing the 'Etsy game'. Any future updates will be posted here, though I am leaving my timetable open-ended as my off-line life is calling. 

All my best,
Suzanna

21 comments:

  1. Wishing you all the best, Suzanna! You will be missed, but I'm wishing you lots of creative time to work on your planned projects.

    Betty

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    1. Thank you for your well wishes Betty! xo, Suzanna

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  2. I know exactly what you mean. Etsy can take over and its so good that you are giving yourself time off. I cant wait to see what you have up next. Hope you have a great journey on your time away.
    Amy

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    1. I knew you would understand Amy!! It's finally time to break from the ups & downs of Etsy. See you on IG ;) xo, Suzanna

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  3. You will be missed, but I totally get it!! Can't wait to see what creative things you come up with in the future suzanna!

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    1. Oh thank you Beca! You are too sweet. xo, Suzanna

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  4. Enjoy your break and hope it give you the opportunity to get those creative plans going full steam.

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    1. I'll do my very best to enjoy it to the fullest :) Thank you so much for the well wishes. xo, Suzanna

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  5. I'll miss you so! Good luck on your creative journey. Keep in touch, Let me know if you are ever in town! :)

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    1. Thank you Kelsey! I'll miss you too over in Etsy-land 'tho please know you can still convo/email me anytime ;) It makes me happy to see your shop humming along so well! I'll let you know if we are ever your way and you must do the same if you are in MO! xo, Suzanna

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  6. I am in shock, Suzanna, as I hold your shop as my gold standard. I totally understand the need to take a break, though. Best of luck on your next adventure!

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    1. You flatter me Leslee!! Thank you so much for your kind words & well wishes. xo, Suzanna

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  7. Hi Suzanna- such a surprise- you have been an art factory for 9 years on Etsy! Well-deserved and needed break I am sure. Wishing you a wonderful and stress-free sabbatical away from managing and filling your shop. Look forward to seeing your beautiful creations again in the future. ALL my best, Elizabeth

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    1. Oh Elizabeth--thank you for your message and kind words. It just seems like the right time for me to take a step back and look at the big picture. I won't stop making but can now do it without a shop and blog too. I knew you would understand. If anyone comes looking for unique assemblage I'll send them your way!! Let's stay in touch. xo, Suzanna

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    2. I'm so proud of you for having the strength to do this for yourself! Hope you will muse (and amuse) here once in a while because you will be sorely missed!

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  8. Good Luck, Suzanna! I have always envisioned you doing other venues like "Gallery's". Embrace all the new, I totally get it! Wishing you all the best!

    Walter

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    1. Thank you Walter! I appreciate your encouragement and support of my work.

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  9. Oh, I will treasure all the more the girl reading block I received this past Christmas from my daughter, whom I had gifted the year before with one of your blocks. I hope to see your art available again someday...somewhere, and in the meantime I wish you a wonderful new creative adventure.
    Cathy

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    1. Thank you so much for your note and kind words Cathy! It's wonderful to hear my pieces will continue to be treasured. All best, Suzanna

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  10. Enjoy your time off. I sent a message to one of your shops. You can email me if you want. I will make sure to follow you here.
    Best, Kim

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    1. Thank you Kim!! Heading over to check out that message asap :) All best, Suzanna

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