Wednesday, 30 December 2015

2015 In Review For Ava Blake Creations

Hello Lovelies,

WHOA...Time? Wait for me....
This totally rang true for me this year!

Just in these last 365 days I have managed to:
KAPOW... Happy Jig, Grow and Change, Dance more and...
Co-host not one but TWO incredible vintage markets and they were very successful to boot! One of them was at a huge venue with 20,000 people coming through the doors.
Not only did we coordinate 32 different vendors, we also did all the marketing, and I still managed to have a 20-30 foot booth FULL of my own  Handmade Ava Blake Creations!!
Myself and my partner (The Alberta Dames) were on the Global Calgary Morning News talking about our vintage market and our tin tile stencils. YAHOOO
We (The Alberta Dames) Did not one but two live 20 minute demos on how to create our faux tin tiles, and I didn't choke or die during the live demo!
We (The Alberta Dames) were interviewed live on Country 105 FM Calgary about how amazing our vintage market was AND I knocked it outta the park!
We donated $500 to the Airdrie Food Bank from a portion of our vintage market ticket sales.
I partnered to design and brought to life a stencil line that includes a faux tin tile collection....our own friggen stencil line!!!! Faux.Tin.Tiles!!!!!!!!
I co-created a glaze line, The Alberta Dames Furniture Glazes.
I made a huge career move and it was all worth it! I LOVE working with The FAT Paint Co. Amazing business! Thank You to Victoria for her support during that scary yet exciting time. I couldn't have done it without you!
I was featured in Connecticut Living Magazine  Click HERE to see the article page 25, right side, half page!!!
I was featured on Buzz Feed Espanol Click HERE to see it
I was featured on Hometalk numerous times. Hometalk is a HUGE DIY website Click HERE to see my posts
I was featured on Graphics Fairy numerous times. Graphics Fairy Site HERE
I was in my local paper and local magazine for my Adirondack Chair for charity Click HERE for Magazine article Click HERE for paper article
I taught a TON of students how to properly use Fat Chalk Style Paint, create Tin Tiles, Glaze and graphics transfer! BAM! I super love teaching and igniting peoples passions!
I turned 40....years wiser!! Numbers don't really matter to me I still feel young wild and crazy!
I've moved past some old friends and gained some amazing new ones!
I've chronically created  and with a bliss-filled smile on my face!
I've deflected the haters and Na Sayers.....gawd they really do suck! Good thing I'm comment/opinion proof!
I've grown as an artist as well, in mastering new techniques. YAHOO!
I've enjoyed and felt every minute of this wild year!
I made another career move to another AMAZING company. I LOVE Fusion Mineral Paint and their amazingly run company. Jennilynn The President of Homestead House Paint Co. believed in and loved our Alberta Dames Stencil Line and chose to carry the tin tile line First, and before either of us was even carrying the Fusion Line. Heart Bursting Gratitude!
I now retail thee two BEST products on the DIY market. Seriously....I've tried all the other products to make sure I was going with the best! I don't piss around ya know!
I found Scotch....Oh Yes I Did....It's still a taste in trials but I have a few favorites already!! "...I like a scotch old enough to order it's own scotch"
I've learned so many new skills this year and I am eager to learn more!
I also enjoyed my kiddies growing, changing and maturing another year older. Watched my littlest one grow into a cool hockey player (rarely missed a game!)
This 2016 is going to be a stellar year for Ava Blake Creations! I have so many ideas and directions to go. I'm ready and open.
This is only my business year....I did have a personally awesome year as well!
I cannot THANK YOU, my followers enough for always supporting me on this wild fearless creative journey!
I also have to shout out to my girlfriends, the ones who are my family. They support me in any area I go...crazy or not...they cheer me on, give me endless encouragement, all the all night chatting, and they offer to help in any way they can!  My tribe....you know who you are and I love you!
One last shout out....to my partner in crime...Annie A.K.A the other half of The Alberta Dames. Without her I couldn't burst through the clouds and touch the sky. The Alberta Dames are kicking Ass and meaning it! LOOK out 2016!
Oops...one more shout out to my Husband....YAHOOOO we are still married...and HAPPY, and children for their incredible support...and lack of complaining for having to eat take out food, or living with a messy kitchen because "I'm in the studio!" HaHaHa!
Super Gratitude and Cheers my lovelies, see you in 2016!

Super Love
Jenny
xoxoxo

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