Thursday, July 5, 2012

A new Journey

Well to say that I have been very busy is an understatement! In the last 40 days I have taught 18 workshops not including the ones online, moved to Texas, released one product line with Prima, and found my dream studio! Let's hope everything goes well with the walk through!

Yes an art studio! This studio however will not be just mine, it's going to be yours too! And best of all this studio will be dedicated to teaching free art classes to orphan children and children with special needs. That's right, free art classes for little angels that need a special break from their sometimes difficult lives. So excited to finally get all of the Reeces Rainbow tiles ready for public auction at the new studio and online too! It's taken long enough an I can finally say we are ready to get the ball rolling again so please stay tuned for those updates.

That's not all though, I will also be teaching workshops at the studio and hold special events so I am very excited about that as well. Where is it? Well it's in Texas but I can't give away too much just yet.

Romance Novel By: Marion Smith for Prima Marketing
Also I have a new adventure and surprise to share with you! I've been keeping a secret! I have been designing a new line of products with a new company! Yes I know I am crazy but I really love this company and since it's not in direct competition with my first love Prima it's a match made in heaven! That new line will release publicly before CHA!

Oh but that can't be it! I've also partnered with another company in the jewelry industry and I am very excited to start teaching workshops for them this year, that company will be announced this summer as well! It's a new avenue for me, but I've always loved beading and making my own jewelry!

So....now enough about me! Someone else has been super busy as well! That person is Garett Smith my husband, I'm so proud to say that Garett will be releasing his own product line with another company next year! Watch out ladies, cause he's bringing something very new to this industry and I have a feeling you are going to fall in love with his designs!






Lastly, with all good news comes some bad too but I'm in good spirits and when the time is right I will share all. I'm happy with where I am at in my life right now, and I'm only excited about making my life more positive and healing from all the negativity that surrounds us on a daily basis. Consider this my new years because I have a whole new resolution, and that is to always do what is best for my family and to let go of all the negative things in my life. I hope all of you can do the same....let's make a pact to be as optimistic as possible and forgive and forget every day! Let's be one of those super happy people that we often can find annoying lol! This is OUR year ladies, don't worry, be happy!

13 comments:

EllenM said...

OH MY GOODNESS GIRL...do you ever sit down?? I sure wish I had your energy and I wish I lived near you.

peggylee said...

Wow so happy for you and Garett! First you are very blessed with your amazing family...and very blessed with your creative soul! Can't wait to see and hear all your new exciting adventures come true...that's right hold onto your family and captured all the good moments in life, and let go of what is holding you down. Love your new line...

suzyQ2 said...

I find it hard to imagine anyone being negative towards you and your beautiful family! Some people can't accept the success and happiness of others.

bellepoupee61 said...

Bonjour ma belle, absolutely fantastic news for you and your family, my oldest daughter helps those special angels in school and daycare, she is a special care counsellor we are very proud of her. Good luck with all your new project and Good Bless... Christine

Connie J Miller said...

Looking f9rward to being apart of your ride.

crafting to stay sane said...

What an awesome thing you are doing! My daughter has special needs wish we lived near you!
hugs Aly x

arneta said...

I need to plan a trip to texas!!!!
what a gift to those kids!
I will be praying for you and your family as you push through the negativity and put your family first..I like your way of thinking!! :)

Noel said...

Congratulations to both you and hubby on your new adventures. Can't wait to see the studio with all your added touches and what a blessing your vision of free classes for needy children.
Maybe there is housing close by that you can hold weekend retreats or classes that we can come to you for fun!
Again congratulations in all your new adventures. Hugs Noel

Sieglinde said...

You are so awesome! I love the art and inspiration you share with us. I can't wait to see all the wonderful projects and things you mentioned. It sounds like exciting times for you and your lovely family!!!! Best wishes to you and Garett in your new adventures!
xo Sieglinde

KarenK said...

So sad that you moved from NorCal (we never did get that crop goin' huh?), but so happy for all the new opportunities that have come your way through all your hard work and creativity. Best wishes to you and your wonderful family! Hugs, Karen

Sharon Sutton said...

Cool beans! Hope you are loving my home state of Texas. Welcome just use y'all a lot and you will fit right in. Now where in the lone star state could you be ? Bless you heart for dong an art studio for special needs kids.

Angela Carter said...

Oh Marion, Congrats. No one is more deserving than you. Can't wait to see the studio and get to playing in there with you. Great big 'ole Texas hug to you from Houston TX.
Angee Butler-Carter

Diane Ridpath said...

Marion, you are so incredibly talented. I'm so glad your dreams are coming true. They're coming true because it's obvious that you've worked terribly hard to make it happen (do you ever sleep?). You didn't just sit and wait for something good to happen to you, you went out and grabbed life by the horns. Good on you! You have such a wonderful positive spirit...hang onto it. I'm looking forward to seeing your dream take shape and to see the other surprises you have in store...including Garett's (I'm awfully curious about that). :)