Monday, July 7, 2008

I'm ALIVE!!!

Hey everyone,

I finally have the chance to update you on Salt! I apologize for this being so overdue!
The main update is that I have a new full time position as a Craft Designer at Hobby Lobby Corporate in Oklahoma City. This is by far, the most amazing job I've ever had!! I get paid to make adorable things all day with the sweetest people! I love everyone I work with and am so proud to work for such an honorable company.
That being said, Salt is not over. All of my dear supporters since the day Salt was conceived in November 2007 at Eden Salon, in addition to all of my closest friends and relatives, know that I have been working towards opening my own boutique for years now. There have been many obstacles and many things I've overcome and I feel like my very own brick and mortar will come to me only when I am completely ready and the timing is perfect. I don't know anyone that has done as much or more research than I have in starting my own business but pen and paper and continuous networking aren't all it takes. 
I think this design opportunity came to me at the perfect time. 
I still have my Salt booth at Plaza Java Marketplace on NW 16th and Blackwelder in OKC and am continuing to support other artists and my own handmade crafts. My Happy Place Design handmade goods are now available at!!!
I have scaled back tremendously on Salt as to focus on my personal and professional life but all is not forgotten. 
When the love of my life and myself are old and gray with grandchildren, maybe that's when we'll open a store together. Or maybe we'll open the store when we're early in our marriage so our children can enjoy it. All I can really know is that my heart will always ache to own my very own boutique, but now is not the time. I'm very lucky to be at this place in my life and I don't regret a thing.
I want to thank all of you for being so understanding and for your continued support.
I will be selling my handmade goods and artwork by Matt Cipov [Matty8080] at the LIVE on the Plaza event this Friday in front of Plaza Java. 
I hope to see you there!!!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

New Blog!

Hello everyone! I decided to keep my personal design world [Happy Place Design] separate from my boutique world [Salt Boutique], so I created For now, I have forwarded to the Data Panic Distro shop that is being created for me. I might eventually forward it to the blog, but who knows. I just wanted to create a separate blog to post photos from the events I exhibit at and all of the flyers for the events I help organize. There is so much going on, that I wanted to make sure that the two weren't overlapping too much. Not everyone interested in Salt will be interested in Happy Place Design, and vice versa.

Also, I start my new job at the Hobby Lobby Corporate Office in two weeks as a Craft Designer! I think I'll have quite a bit to post after that job starts, especially since I'm already making so much! I'm sure I'll have a LOT to talk about... :)
Anyway, that's the jist of it.
Hope you have a great day!

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