January flew by didn't it? I've been spending the time doing my annual studio tidying and planning for the year ahead. My biggest news is that I'm changing my brand name from Redshine to Michelle Mars! I decided that I want to represent my work as a person instead of an impersonal business name.
2019 is almost over (phew!). A lot happened this year didn't it? This year I started designing and making jewelry. I updated the ventilation in my studio and remodeled my aging kitchen. I had some great trips to San Francisco and Palm Springs and I took a road trip through Oregon. I've been learning some French, meditating, and biking daily. Overall, 2019 was a pretty good year for me.
I've been busy in the studio making my new designs for winter. I'm finally figuring out my process and making some good progress. You can see a few process photos and videos up in my Instagram stories. I should have everything up for sale on this site by the end of November. Sign up to the Redshine newsletter to be notified first when that happens.
I just finished reading the book Find Your Why by Simon Sinek. This book helped me define the deeper meaning behind my business. Yes, I design products for people but what is the meaning behind it? Starting Redshine was my dream and I want to inspire others to follow their own dreams.
I just got back from a road trip that started at Lake Tahoe, went up through Oregon, and took me back to Seattle. I missed my studio but it was nice to get away for a while and recharge. I'm excited to get back to working on some new designs. I also picked up some crazy-colored acrylic that I want to show to you soon.