I have to say that this blog has been sitting in cyber space untouched for at least a week and if it wasn’t for the unconditional support and encouragement from my husband I probably would have left it there for much longer.
The truth is I felt a little silly writing about something I haven’t even done. I kept telling myself once I opened my etsy store I would start blogging and then I realized after reading a lot of other blogs from etsy users, that the best parts of their stories were about their journey, creative thought process and the inspiration behind their work.
There was also another part of me that said ‘%$#* it! I don’t need to justify why, just do it Liv!’ but I’ve only limited her to 1 red bull a day and she’s calmed down heaps since then haha
Well as you now know I am the creator/designer of the accessories label ‘Olive Farm’.
Previous to this venture I was and still actually consider myself a visual merchandiser. I studied Interior Decoration in Central Tafe, Perth WA and like most artists before me arts and crafts seemed to followed me for as long as I can remember ( in fact I’m surprised I didn’t come out of my mum with a sketch pad and lead pencil). As a little girl I would draw on everything, including my legs when I couldn’t find anything else and once my dad found out he spoilt my sisters and I by making us thick books out of butchers paper, which he stole from his fish & chips shop. I also recall me drawing lovely pictures on the wrapping of peoples orders which was discouraged by my dad when he caught me, though I seriously believed, at the time, my art was appreciated by the customers.
It came to no big surprise when I told my husband, family and close friends about my desire to create Olive Farm as the artistic juices were practically spilling from my head. The only thing I kept wondering was ‘why in goodness name didn’t I do this ageeessssss ago?’ however i've let that go and im now concentrating on the future.
Anyways I hope you tune in once in a while to see how things progress. For now I’m working late into the night most days, trying to create as many different pieces I can to showcase a variety of delicious little bits and pieces for when I finally DO open my store.
Wish me luck =)