Saturday, March 8, 2014

I'd Like To Thank The Academy...

Only a week late, but better late than never! And it's International Woman's Day so this fits perfectly! I've been wanting to write a thank you letter to all the people that have helped me and Knitted Wit get to where I am. I think about it every time I prepare for and have a successful show. I was further inspired by a tweet from Madeline Albright this morning. (Technology is amazing!) "In honor of Intl , go out of your way to help another woman. We must support each other in order to succeed." I want to thank all the people who have helped me succeed. And most of them have been women.

While it could be challenging to work in a female dominated industry for all the stereotypical reasons, I have been surrounded by incredible women. Women who believe that a rising tide lifts all boats. Women who have shared their experience and knowledge with me. With their help I have grown from a one woman show out of a basement, to my back patio, to having assistants, to now moving out of my house and into a studio. What an amazing journey!!

With the help of my incredible support network, your continued patronage, and my hard work Knitted Wit is growing up! I'm thrilled for this next step and all the possibilities it brings. In a few days I will be launching an indiegogo campaign to raise funds for the remaining expenses for this transition. Please join me in the next chapter of Knitted Wit!
I plan on passing on the generosity that has been given me. In June I will be picking an entrepreneur to support on Kiva. I'm so excited to invest in women! I look forward to brainstorming with you about other ways to contribute.

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