Every new venture goes through a learning curve. My studio is no different. As I am finding out, it is not easy starting from scratch in a new area. Most of my clients are still finding me online, even though I have a high street shop front. Not having proper road signing is no doubt complicating things when trying to attract local foot traffic, the joys of dealing with a body corporate I guess...
We are moving house to be even closer into the village in a couple of weeks, and I am sure that having a physical presence near the village centre will make a huge difference for both my personal and professional life, and the lives of my kids. The new neighborhood is more child friendly, a court, and a lot more friendly on the legs, lungs and heart than the other place, plus we don't need to scale a mountain to hang out the washing anymore and we won't be dependent on someone with a ride on lawn mower to cut the grass either!
The new property comes with a bar, which we'll need to stock, and an outside spa, sadly not working at present, but you never know! In the next month or two I will need to decide if continuing to have a separate shopfront studio is a viable option. I hope so, but if not, we live and learn!
Hi, my name is Chrystal Carter, I am a mother to three lovely girls. I emigrated with my husband to Australia in December 2014, and have been living the dream, ever since! We are settled in the Dandenong Ranges and I have recently set up my brand new home art studio , in the heart of the hills, Tecoma. Here, I can follow my life long dream of being an artist drawing another of my greatest passions, animals, in particular, peoples beloved pets. I have always been fascinated by animals, nature and wildlife and where better to pursue my passions than here in Australia, and it certainly hasn't disappointed me! Follow me as a take on this new venture and brave new world, together with my wonderful family, and not forgetting my furry companions, Vin the Cat and Juno the Dog!