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A new business venture coming soon....


Hi! Hi!

It's been a while, I know!  As always, I've been busy.  I've been drawing quite a few things that I can't show until March and I've started making hand painted wooden pins on the side.  A few friends and I were thinking of selling stuff together at craft markets and such.  It's still not a sure thing but I've been enjoying creating wearable art.  It's all for sale, just send me an email at marta.tesoro@gmail.com to discuss.  I'll make a shop eventually but I'm just casually selling them at the moment.

Here are two that sold already!

My friend Amanda was lovely enough to buy the second pin I made!


Looks pretty cute, if I do say so myself!



A designer at work was lovely enough to buy this green number from me.


Here are some of my work in progress shots:



And all the pins I made so far!



I gotta thank my partner Rob though!  He's the one that cut the shape using a band saw and I did the sanding and painting.  It's a really fun project and I enjoy being able to wear my own creations.

The girls and I are seeing an accountant shortly to sort out how we're suppose to go about doing this since we're all freelancers and all are effectively running our own businesses.  It will be interesting how we go as a group.  However, we've been friends for a number of years and have been seeing each other regularly, am not even sure when it started.  Though, we've all known each other for over 10 years now.  Time in the industry goes by so fast.

Here we are having a business meeting/lunch!


How else have things been?  Well, I've been working on 2 freelance jobs on top of my full-time job this month.  There's socializing with friends, travelling with work, taking care and buying plants, trying to start a new instagram that is all about plants and fitness.  I've decided to drop a few projects to free up my time and aiming to have a more balanced lifestyle.  I think it's necessary and needed.  Oh, and trying to save up money as well.  A big trip is planned next year and it's going to be pricey!

I can't believe it's already February!  Where is the time going?  Crazy.


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