This is my story of how I became an entrepreneur and started a business.
I always liked to draw and paint since I was a little girl. It was something to do that I enjoyed.
I had six brothers and one wonderful sister. My two older brothers loved to tease and chase me. So I found a place to hide and draw until I could escape. You might say, I was always, drawing, painting, reading and even sewing. I was always hiding from those two lovable brothers.
As I grew older, I started to share my ideas and projects with others. I guess I was a born teacher. I came from a strong family that believed in a college education and I received a degree in Special Education. What I learned about myself is that I liked teaching.
When we moved to the new home and I became involved with my children’s Fun Fair and started a craft group. Once a week, I taught a group of ladies a project for the Fun Fair Gift Store. We all had fun making crafts to sell and made a profit for the school. After awhile, the light bulb finally went on. I could make this a business, I could teach and sell my work.
Yes, it was scary, but I had a supportive family help me with this decision. By the way, I forgot to mention that I grew up in the business world. My folks were in the restaurant business for thirty years. You might say I was learning business during the family dinner.
I started my art business in 1984 and I am still going strong. The business has gone through many changes and is called Carole’s Studio. Hope you enjoyed your visit. Stay in touch to learn what is New With Carole.
Customers can find the Dogs at etsy.com/shop/carolesstudio